Sloane Robinson Llp Holding in Banco Macro (BMA) Lowered as Shares Declined; Apple (AAPL) Shareholder Fort Washington Investment Advisors Boosted Holding

May 24, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Hugh Sloane decreased its stake in Banco Macro (BMA) by 29.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sloane Robinson Llp sold 10,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.76% with the market. The hedge fund run by Hugh Sloane held 26,500 shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.07 million, down from 37,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sloane Robinson Llp who had been investing in Banco Macro for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $80.01. About 175,267 shares traded. Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) has risen 28.16% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.61% the S&P500.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 39.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc bought 425,637 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.50 million shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $254.12 million, up from 1.08 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $925.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $188.37. About 15.99M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Banco Macro SA (NYSE:BMA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Banco Macro SA had 10 analyst reports since February 9, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $71 target in Tuesday, March 29 report. The stock of Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 23 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, May 9 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, June 1. The stock of Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) earned “Buy” rating by Santander on Friday, May 11. The stock of Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 26 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 9 by J.P. Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Goldman Sachs.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $44.90 billion and $10.09 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 976,746 shares to 4.19M shares, valued at $73.20 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costco Whsl Corp New (NASDAQ:COST) by 2,725 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 19,822 shares, and cut its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 416 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli on Friday, December 1 to “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, July 27. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold” on Monday, September 18. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the stock to “Long-Term Buy” rating in Thursday, October 27 report.

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. 96,418 are owned by Estabrook Mgmt. Evergreen Cap Mgmt Limited Liability reported 1.38% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Field And Main Commercial Bank holds 4.81% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 29,645 shares. Bollard has 26,418 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Saratoga Research And Invest Mgmt stated it has 7.52% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 819,118 are held by Banque Pictet & Cie Sa. 54,646 are owned by Arcadia Inv Mgmt Mi. Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 0.54% or 587,369 shares. The California-based Pillar Pacific Management Llc has invested 2.01% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Shell Asset Mngmt Co has 1.68% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 1.94M shares. Locust Wood Cap Advisers Ltd Llc accumulated 309,021 shares or 4.83% of the stock. Haverford Fin Inc has 77,494 shares. Marsico Capital Mgmt Ltd Co reported 391,591 shares. Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc reported 11,685 shares or 0.81% of all its holdings.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Editor’s Notebook: NC wants Apple and Amazon, but HB2 issues linger” on May 22, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Consolidating” published on May 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple’s Dividend: An Opportunity Wasted” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Apple Is Slipping Further Away From This 5-Year-Old Prediction” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Thestreet.com‘s news article titled: “How to Trade Apple Ahead of Alphabet’s Launch of YouTube Music” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

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