Grace & White Stake in Williams Sonoma Com (WSM) Has Boosted as Shares Declined; Bremer Trust National Association Has Lowered Its Apple (AAPL) Stake by $439,569

April 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Bremer Trust National Association decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 5.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bremer Trust National Association sold 2,601 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 41,796 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.07 million, down from 44,397 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bremer Trust National Association who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $906.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.64% or $2.88 during the last trading session, reaching $178.7. About 20.34 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Grace & White Inc increased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc Com (WSM) by 27.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grace & White Inc bought 25,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 117,750 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.09 million, up from 92,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grace & White Inc who had been investing in Williams Sonoma Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $48.74. About 1.42 million shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 5.72% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. Dupont Cap Mgmt Corp owns 2.19% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 566,487 shares. Staley Cap Advisers invested in 0.47% or 35,807 shares. 19,902 were reported by Armstrong Henry H. Brookfield Asset Management Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 67,060 shares. Lipe And Dalton accumulated 35,755 shares. Perkins Coie Tru has invested 2.23% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Markston International Limited Liability Co invested in 6.3% or 360,604 shares. 2,043 were accumulated by Thomas White. Ami Asset Mngmt owns 2.61% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 223,477 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Inc reported 2.58% stake. Cwh Cap Mgmt owns 6,920 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Anchor Capital Advsrs Limited Com has 0.93% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 156,009 shares. Catawba Capital Mgmt Va holds 5.21% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 136,372 shares. Iberiabank holds 1.46% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 54,475 shares. Guardian Invest Mngmt, California-based fund reported 31,417 shares.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1 after the close. They expect $2.71 earnings per share, up 29.05% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.75 billion for 16.49 P/E if the $2.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.33% negative EPS growth.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $19.89 million activity. 69,491 shares valued at $11.56M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3.

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Apple Inc. had 394 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, March 24. Rosenblatt maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, March 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, September 6. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, July 15 with “Overweight” rating. Pacific Crest upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy” on Friday, September 11. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Barclays Capital. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $175 target in Friday, September 11 report.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.78 million activity. ALBER LAURA sold $5.31M worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Monday, March 19.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 41 investors sold WSM shares while 112 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 85.72 million shares or 0.66% more from 85.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wellington Mgmt Group Llp owns 25,983 shares. Fulton Bank & Trust Na has 4,478 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Advsr Asset Management has 69,491 shares. Howe & Rusling Inc has 41 shares. Cove Street Ltd Com holds 4,321 shares. Trust Of Vermont holds 0% or 100 shares in its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Bancorp Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Blackrock Incorporated reported 9.30M shares. 2.01M are held by Aqr Limited Liability. Kcm Inv Ltd Co invested in 110,830 shares. The Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Martingale Asset Management Lp stated it has 33,708 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Blackhill Capital, a New Jersey-based fund reported 4.06 million shares. Axa has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM).

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 106 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $54.0 target in Monday, February 12 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $56 target in Thursday, August 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, March 17. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, July 29. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 27 with “In-Line”. On Friday, November 18 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird. On Sunday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett on Thursday, March 15 to “Hold”. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, August 27.

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