Hills Bank & Trust Company Cut Its Us Bancorp New (USB) Position by $1.06 Million as Market Value Declined; Jfs Wealth Advisors Has Lowered Its Apple (AAPL) Position by $464,074

May 26, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Hills Bank & Trust Company decreased its stake in Us Bancorp New (USB) by 22.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hills Bank & Trust Company sold 19,988 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 68,905 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.69 million, down from 88,893 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hills Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Us Bancorp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $83.01 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $50.54. About 4.35M shares traded. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has declined 4.48% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.03% the S&P500.

Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 8.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc sold 2,746 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,987 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.24M, down from 33,733 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $926.90 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $188.58. About 15.45M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $9.81 million activity. Another trade for 13,641 shares valued at $750,528 was made by von Gillern Jeffry H. on Friday, February 23. The insider Parker P.W. sold 98,485 shares worth $5.51 million. Elmore John R. had sold 20,000 shares worth $1.10M on Friday, February 23. Another trade for 24,500 shares valued at $1.35M was sold by GODRIDGE LESLIE V.

Among 33 analysts covering U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. U.S. Bancorp had 96 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vining Sparks given on Friday, April 6. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of USB in report on Wednesday, January 31 to “Sell” rating. PiperJaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, January 5 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 5 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Tuesday, September 8. The stock of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, July 19.

Analysts await U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.00 earnings per share, up 17.65% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.85 per share. USB’s profit will be $1.64B for 12.64 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by U.S. Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.26% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 38 investors sold USB shares while 462 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 361 raised stakes. 1.18 billion shares or 1.20% less from 1.20 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 102,020 are owned by Sit Investment Assoc Inc. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj reported 25,571 shares stake. Nomura Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Northeast Inv Management invested in 1.13% or 251,023 shares. Coastline Trust Company, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 80,033 shares. Professional Advisory Svcs has invested 3.02% of its portfolio in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Keybank Natl Association Oh has invested 0.05% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Putnam Invs Lc reported 122,344 shares stake. Vantage Inv Advsr Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 1,048 shares. 90,846 are held by Baker Ellis Asset Management Lc. California Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 4.41M shares. Sei Investments owns 522,404 shares. Nadler Financial Grp reported 0.07% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel owns 9,959 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Quantum Mngmt owns 6,957 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 417 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Tuesday, August 11 with “Hold” rating. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $148 target in Friday, January 20 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, May 2 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 21. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, February 27 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Leavell Management owns 99,311 shares or 1.98% of their US portfolio. Trb Advsr Lp reported 45,000 shares stake. Beese Fulmer invested in 2.44% or 67,149 shares. Fiera Cap has invested 0.37% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 499,382 were accumulated by Hermes Investment. Gluskin Sheff And Assocs invested in 3,732 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Gruss holds 6.99% or 42,250 shares. Ashmore Wealth Mgmt Ltd reported 1.47M shares stake. Suffolk Capital Mngmt Llc has invested 4.84% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust owns 23,000 shares. Pecaut And Communication reported 49,737 shares. The Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Life Insur has invested 2.91% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). First Fincl Corporation In has 1.42% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Limited, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 55,955 shares. Quadrant Ltd Llc reported 3.6% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 31.14% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.67 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $10.76B for 21.53 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.

Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.43B and $408.29M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wisdomtree Tr (DON) by 148,572 shares to 214,016 shares, valued at $7.55 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (AGG) by 6,447 shares in the quarter, for a total of 172,377 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (MUB).

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