Apple (AAPL) Shareholder Knightsbridge Asset Management Trimmed Its Position; As Exxon Mobil Com (XOM) Shares Rose, City Holding Company Upped by $474,822 Its Position

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 27.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc sold 18,258 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 48,730 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.51M, down from 66,988 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $849.24B market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $167.37. About 40.64M shares traded or 22.24% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

City Holding Company increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp Com (XOM) by 10.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. City Holding Company bought 5,862 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,340 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.19 million, up from 57,478 at the end of the previous reported quarter. City Holding Company who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $323.97B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $76.46. About 17.19M shares traded or 33.17% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of XOM in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 18 by Argus Research. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 22 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, September 19. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of XOM in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. Credit Agricole initiated Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Tuesday, December 15 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 1 by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight” on Tuesday, July 11.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The New York-based Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability has invested 0.55% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Arvest Bancshares Division reported 41,044 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Puzo Michael J owns 64,355 shares for 2.75% of their portfolio. Efg Asset (Americas) owns 0.38% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 12,166 shares. Marble Harbor Counsel Ltd Liability holds 2.66% or 158,813 shares in its portfolio. South Dakota Investment Council reported 81,125 shares stake. Cheviot Value Limited Liability Corp reported 25,003 shares stake. Aristotle Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 51,081 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Company has invested 1.06% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 4,640 shares. The Hawaii-based Ckw Fin has invested 0.01% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Genesee Valley Tru invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Arosa Cap Mgmt LP reported 491,956 shares or 5.7% of all its holdings. Peregrine Asset Advisers reported 10,498 shares stake. Altfest L J And Company Inc accumulated 1.93% or 48,515 shares.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.23 million activity. Franklin Robert Stuart also sold $1.81 million worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, September 18. The insider Corson Bradley W sold $1.62 million. The insider Chapman Neil A sold $996,628. Wascom Dennis G sold $200,293 worth of stock.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $70.47 million activity. 15,642 shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J., worth $2.42 million. $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by COOK TIMOTHY D. Srouji Johny had sold 5,892 shares worth $948,612. Another trade for 56,808 shares valued at $8.79M was made by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, October 3. $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Regent Investment Management Limited Liability, a Kentucky-based fund reported 61,937 shares. Lee Danner & Bass, a Tennessee-based fund reported 147,884 shares. Crestwood Advisors Grp Lc holds 3.25% or 245,979 shares in its portfolio. Paloma Ptnrs invested in 83,612 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Essex Investment Mngmt Co Ltd Liability Com owns 98,451 shares for 2.06% of their portfolio. Summit Secs Group Ltd Liability holds 15.37% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 585,300 shares. Montag Caldwell Ltd Limited Liability Company, Georgia-based fund reported 650,827 shares. Clean Yield Gru holds 69,841 shares. Weik Inv Services holds 4.91% or 6,686 shares in its portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 2.56M shares or 3.2% of the stock. Howard Capital stated it has 3.85% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Sterneck Capital Management Lc owns 66,560 shares. Godshalk Welsh Mngmt reported 2.38% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Pennsylvania Co owns 2.11% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 284,136 shares. Aimz Invest Ltd invested in 3.66% or 30,212 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 377 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by UBS. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by HSBC. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, February 2. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Buy”. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. The rating was upgraded by S&P Research to “Strong Buy” on Thursday, September 17. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Barclays Capital. Mizuho maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating.

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