Peapack Gladstone Financial Has Upped Apple (AAPL) Stake; Cynergistek (NYSEAMERICAN:CTEK) Shorts Up By 5.57%

March 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 1.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp acquired 3,117 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp holds 233,857 shares with $36.04B value, up from 230,740 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $889.27B valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $175.26. About 16.98M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Cynergistek Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:CTEK) had an increase of 5.57% in short interest. CTEK’s SI was 32,200 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 5.57% from 30,500 shares previously. With 54,200 avg volume, 1 days are for Cynergistek Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:CTEK)’s short sellers to cover CTEK’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.79. About 4,019 shares traded. Cynergistek, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CTEK) has 0.00% since March 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp decreased Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) stake by 1,741 shares to 146,767 valued at $11.73B in 2017Q3. It also reduced Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) stake by 150 shares and now owns 3,930 shares. Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 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. Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 20,806 shares. Stralem Com accumulated 0.14% or 6,400 shares. Intrepid Capital, a Florida-based fund reported 19,764 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 452,117 shares. Sage Fincl has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cornerstone Advisors reported 104,000 shares stake. Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker has 2.06% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 40,256 shares. Estabrook Cap holds 99,291 shares. Miller Investment Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 4,220 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Empirical stated it has 0.93% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ameritas Prtnrs Inc stated it has 316,430 shares. Berkshire Asset Management Limited Liability Pa has invested 0.31% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Franklin Resources holds 1.42% or 18.83M shares. Edgewood Lc reported 169,342 shares. Moreover, Hexavest has 2.64% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 1.40M shares.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. 15,642 shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J., worth $2.42 million. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78 million worth of stock. 56,808 shares were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W, worth $8.79M.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 385 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, April 27. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by Loop Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Tuesday, March 21 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by Mizuho. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 11. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Cynergistek, Inc. operates as a cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance consulting firm in healthcare industry. The company has market cap of $45.51 million. The firm offers solutions to help organizations measure privacy, security, and compliance programs against regulatory requirements, as well as assists in developing risk management practices. It has a 9.07 P/E ratio. The Company’s security services include risk assessment, technical security assessment, baseline security assessment, information security program assessment, print security assessment, vulnerability testing, architecture assessment, penetration testing, social engineering and phishing, and RiskSonar assessment tools.

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