As Amazon.Com (AMZN) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Mar Vista Investment Partners Decreased by $2.28 Million Its Stake; Apple (AAPL) Position Has Increased by Financial Consulate Inc

September 14, 2018 - By Ira Colvard

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Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 2.85% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc sold 1,340 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.73% with the market. The institutional investor held 45,605 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $77.52M, down from 46,945 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $958.41B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.25% or $24.87 during the last trading session, reaching $1965. About 2.35M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 102.53% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.91% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 16/05/2018 – Whole Foods makes it official: Amazon Prime customers get a 10 percent discount on sale items starting this summer; 24/04/2018 – Pom Klementieff Receives An lMDb STARmeter Award on the Set of “The lMDb Show”; 27/04/2018 – Health-care execs and investors have a love-hate relationship with Amazon; 16/04/2018 – BREAKING NEWS FROM CNBC’S EUGENE KIM & CHRISTINA FARR: AMAZON HAS SHELVED A PLAN TO SELL DRUGS TO HOSPITALS & INSIDERS SAY THERE ARE TWO REASONS WHY; 29/03/2018 – Dealbook: Trump Attacks Amazon Again: DealBook Briefing; 09/05/2018 – Schlage Smart Locks Gain New Amazon Alexa Voice Unlocking Skill; 04/05/2018 – Techmeme: Sources: Flipkart board approved in-principle to engaging Walmart on ~$15B bid with Alphabet investing too; Amazon bi; 18/04/2018 – Amazon Prime Has More Than 100 Million Members — 3rd Update; 24/04/2018 – Volvo rolls out in-car deliveries with Amazon; 29/05/2018 – Russia takes on Amazon and Google with its own smart speaker

Financial Consulate Inc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 5.98% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Consulate Inc bought 1,742 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,862 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $5.71M, up from 29,120 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Consulate Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $ market cap company. The stock decreased 1.31% or $2.97 during the last trading session, reaching $223.44. About 21.61M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 37.43% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.81% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 01/05/2018 – Apple Raises Dividend to 73c; 24/05/2018 – iDrop News: Apple Partners with Volkswagen to Create Autonomous Electric Vans; 04/05/2018 – Buffett thinks of Apple as a “consumer products company with 99 percent satisfaction,” Cramer says; 26/05/2018 – NYU @profGalloway answers listener questions about The Four – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – on Too Embarrassed to Ask: transcript; 01/05/2018 – Apple’s new approach to its flagship phone has made it harder than usual to gauge the company’s success; 19/04/2018 – DJ Golden Apple Oil & Gas Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GAPJ); 09/05/2018 – APPLE INC AAPL.O SAYS IT PLANS TO USE DRONE TESTS IN NORTH CAROLINA TO IMPROVE APPLE MAPS BY CAPTURING AERIAL IMAGES – COMPANY STATEMENT; 23/04/2018 – Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown; 16/03/2018 – Apple Inc. vs Realtime Data, LLC d/b/a IXO | FWD Entered | 03/16/2018; 20/04/2018 – Apple is one example of a technology giant that has eaten into the domain of other industries, such as games, music, photography and media

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “The iPhone XR Makes Apple Stock a Great Buy Again” on September 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Report: LG Display becomes iPhone’s second OLED supplier” published on September 14, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple leads Wall St higher” on September 14, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Evidence For The Coming Apple Car?” published on September 11, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon Launches the World’s First Commercial 5G Service October 1” with publication date: September 14, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.71 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.02, from 0.69 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 57 investors sold AAPL shares while 1002 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 622 raised stakes. 2.77 billion shares or 3.26% less from 2.86 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Brandywine Glob Mngmt Ltd has invested 2.18% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 16,284 are held by Baker Ellis Asset Limited Liability Corp. Wendell David Assocs Incorporated holds 103,039 shares or 3.26% of its portfolio. Alpine Woods Investors Ltd Llc accumulated 104,458 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Co invested 2.93% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). New England Private Wealth Advsr Ltd Co holds 1.27% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 24,339 shares. Sprott has invested 2.6% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Highlander Management Limited Company reported 20,048 shares or 2.09% of all its holdings. 25,018 are held by Tradition Mngmt Limited Liability. Valiant Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 5.32% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Gibson Cap Llc stated it has 2,378 shares. Rice Hall James & Associate Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 900 shares. Bainco has invested 3.55% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Highbridge Cap Mngmt Llc owns 1,544 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Motley Fool Wealth has 1.33% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 101,419 shares.

Financial Consulate Inc, which manages about $333.98M and $197.50M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr Series Trust (ONEK) by 11,826 shares to 69,218 shares, valued at $2.21M in 2018Q2, according to the filing.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $52.58 million activity. Maestri Luca sold $903,928 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, May 31. Srouji Johny sold 14,976 shares worth $2.81M. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $1.24M worth of stock or 6,568 shares. $2.98M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by WILLIAMS JEFFREY E. Shares for $6.51 million were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. KONDO CHRIS had sold 4,867 shares worth $910,129 on Wednesday, May 16.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 435 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was maintained by Rosenblatt. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 16 by Rosenblatt. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Global Equities Research. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, February 16. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by UBS. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 11 by Oppenheimer.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Could Amazon.com Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?” on September 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Should You Be Buying Amazon?” published on September 12, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Bezos Says Amazon Will Announce Second Headquarters by Year End” on September 14, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Amazon: 5 Reasons To Avoid This Stock” published on September 10, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “I Sold JD.com, Here’s Why” with publication date: September 13, 2018.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 sales for $59.19 million activity. Blackburn Jeffrey M had sold 2,054 shares worth $3.90 million. $824,513 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley. 1,927 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $3.03M were sold by Zapolsky David. 2,028 shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T, worth $3.22M. $2.17 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by STONESIFER PATRICIA Q. Jassy Andrew R sold $3.28M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.26, from 1.08 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 50 investors sold AMZN shares while 590 reduced holdings. 170 funds opened positions while 686 raised stakes. 268.42 million shares or 0.77% more from 266.38 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. King Luther Capital Mgmt, Texas-based fund reported 231,306 shares. Culbertson A N & Inc accumulated 405 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Ipg Investment Advsr Limited Com invested in 7,710 shares. Pointstate Lp has 0.35% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Seatown Pte Limited reported 6.89% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ashford Mngmt Incorporated stated it has 1,628 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc holds 1.85% or 1.49M shares in its portfolio. Northstar Gp has 1.98% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,289 shares. Moreover, Blair William Il has 2.89% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 249,787 shares. Moreover, Temasek (Private) has 0.59% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Doheny Asset Mngmt Ca holds 0.58% or 632 shares. Discovery Capital Ltd Liability Company Ct reported 0.58% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Compton Capital Management Ri has 1,443 shares. Concourse Capital Llc accumulated 6,163 shares or 6.43% of the stock. Victory Capital Mngmt has 0.24% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 66,061 shares.

Among 56 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 53 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 323 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 27. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by UBS. DA Davidson initiated Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Market Outperform” rating on Friday, July 29 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, July 21. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 4. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Deutsche Bank.

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