Alps Advisors Has Boosted Its Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) Holding by $21.29 Million as Share Value Declined; Comerica Securities Upped Its Stake in Apple (AAPL) by $405,482

February 20, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Alps Advisors Inc increased its stake in Antero Midstream Partners Lp (AM) by 12.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alps Advisors Inc bought 686,899 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.38% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6.32M shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $199.21 million, up from 5.63 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alps Advisors Inc who had been investing in Antero Midstream Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $27.7. About 1.00 million shares traded or 76.76% up from the average. Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) has risen 39.56% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500.

Comerica Securities Inc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 8.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Comerica Securities Inc bought 2,633 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,059 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.94M, up from 29,426 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comerica Securities Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $874.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $172.43. About 40.18M shares traded or 17.89% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.89, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold AM shares while 29 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 90.48 million shares or 17.25% more from 77.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Finance Services Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability reported 0.06% in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Kayne Anderson Capital Lp has invested 1.15% of its portfolio in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Country Club Na holds 9,393 shares. Mai Capital Mngmt holds 0.15% or 79,640 shares. Moreover, Walleye Trading Ltd Com has 0% invested in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Creative Planning owns 12,567 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 435,000 are owned by Duff & Phelps Mgmt Co. Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0.12% in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Virtu Financial Llc has 16,907 shares. Cadence Mngmt holds 0.3% or 154,269 shares in its portfolio. Petrus Communication Lta has 0.16% invested in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Illinois-based Hightower Advsr Ltd has invested 0% in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 1.84M shares. Diversified owns 30,495 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Antero Midstream Partners LP had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Capital One given on Friday, March 31. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 31 to “Neutral”. Credit Suisse upgraded Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) on Tuesday, September 22 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Wednesday, September 2. Morgan Stanley maintained Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) rating on Friday, November 17. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $3 target. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, March 30 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Robert W. Baird.

Alps Advisors Inc, which manages about $13.32 billion and $14.11 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southern Co/The (NYSE:SO) by 20,039 shares to 907,041 shares, valued at $44.57M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 836 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 439 shares, and cut its stake in International Paper Co (NYSE:IP).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Tdam Usa has invested 3.51% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Knightsbridge Asset Mgmt Limited reported 48,730 shares. Peoples Financial Serv accumulated 17,421 shares. Blair William Il owns 3.22% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2.79 million shares. Tci Wealth Advsr owns 95,374 shares. South State accumulated 125,961 shares. Stonebridge Capital Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 125,903 shares stake. Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 36,632 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. First Retail Bank Sioux Falls has 2.45% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ftb Advisors holds 1.39% or 87,272 shares in its portfolio. Carl Domino Inc owns 14,467 shares. Smith Salley accumulated 89,856 shares or 2.65% of the stock. Scharf Investments Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.02 million shares or 3.82% of its portfolio. Pax Ww Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 2.44% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bancshares Of The Ozarks, Arkansas-based fund reported 38,542 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 378 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Long-Term Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Thursday, January 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $130.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 17. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, September 22 by PiperJaffray. On Thursday, September 24 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Strong Buy”.

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