Qci Asset Management Has Cut Its Apple Computer (AAPL) Stake; Westmoreland Coal Co (WLB) Sentiment Is 0.61

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Qci Asset Management Inc decreased Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) stake by 3.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Qci Asset Management Inc sold 5,772 shares as Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Qci Asset Management Inc holds 159,915 shares with $24.65 million value, down from 165,687 last quarter. Apple Computer Inc. now has $900.87 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $177.09. About 25.42M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Westmoreland Coal Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company. The company has market cap of $25.49 million. The firm operates through Coal – U.S., Coal – Canada, Coal – WMLP, and Power divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It produces and sells sub-bituminous coal and lignite to power plants.

Analysts await Westmoreland Coal Company (NASDAQ:WLB) to report earnings on March, 27. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 282.93% or $1.16 from last year’s $-0.41 per share. WLB’s profit will be $14.06M for 0.45 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.03 actual earnings per share reported by Westmoreland Coal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -172.82% EPS growth.

Venor Capital Management Lp holds 0.93% of its portfolio in Westmoreland Coal Company for 636,850 shares. Mangrove Partners owns 992,251 shares or 0.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stonehill Capital Management Llc has 0.39% invested in the company for 386,481 shares. The Connecticut-based Gendell Jeffrey L has invested 0.27% in the stock. Menta Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 140,649 shares.

The stock increased 3.03% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $1.36. About 245,300 shares traded. Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) has declined 0.28% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.98% the S&P500.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Wednesday, October 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 6. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $160 target in Monday, September 21 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, December 17 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Thursday, October 26. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $180.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Goldman Sachs.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $3.75 EPS, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year’s $3.36 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $19.08 billion for 11.81 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.07 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 81.16% EPS growth.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $93.68 million activity. The insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $5.52 million. 10,469 shares were sold by Srouji Johny, worth $1.70M on Wednesday, August 16. Another trade for 15,641 shares valued at $2.73 million was made by Riccio Daniel J. on Friday, January 5. 268,623 shares were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D, worth $43.15M. Another trade for 63,388 shares valued at $9.78M was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. 63,163 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $9.98 million were sold by FEDERIGHI CRAIG. 31,625 shares were sold by SEWELL D BRUCE, worth $5.00M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Palisades Hudson Asset Limited Partnership has 15,540 shares. Hudock reported 10,978 shares. 18,814 are owned by Spectrum Mngmt Grp. Scharf Investments Lc owns 1.02M shares for 3.82% of their portfolio. Crossvault Capital has 5.81% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Pure Fincl Advisors invested in 17,291 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Limited invested 2.76% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma owns 648,017 shares. Bridgeway stated it has 249,340 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Ls Invest Advisors Ltd Company invested 2.53% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Botty accumulated 4,779 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Guild Invest Management accumulated 42,152 shares. Highlander Cap Ltd Llc holds 1.47% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 12,198 shares. Moreover, Bluemountain Cap Management Ltd has 0.13% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 42,196 shares. Afam owns 87,563 shares or 1.63% of their US portfolio.

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