Hollow Brook Wealth Management Decreased Apple (AAPL) Position by $1.60 Million; Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Has Raised Stake in Assured Guaranty LTD (Call) (AGO) by $2.37 Million

February 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp increased its stake in Assured Guaranty Ltd (Call) (AGO) by 47.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp bought 64,093 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 200,000 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.55 million, up from 135,907 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp who had been investing in Assured Guaranty Ltd (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.49B market cap company. The stock increased 2.03% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $38.2. About 973,554 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 51.57% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.87% the S&P500.

Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 16.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc sold 10,368 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,947 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.01M, down from 62,315 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $882.84B market cap company. The stock increased 1.25% or $2.14 during the last trading session, reaching $173.99. About 21.44M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $27.32 million activity. Srouji Johny sold $948,612 worth of stock or 5,892 shares. COOK TIMOTHY D sold 268,623 shares worth $43.15M. 56,808 shares were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W, worth $8.79M on Tuesday, October 3. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3.

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. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, April 27 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. Credit Suisse maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. UBS maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, May 31 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, January 31. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was upgraded by Maxim Group. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. 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. Moreover, Bank Of America Corp De has 1.03% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 42.10 million shares. New York-based Inverness Counsel Llc has invested 1.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Brown Advisory has 1.1% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Shamrock Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.14% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 10,929 are held by Keystone Financial Planning Inc. Foster Dykema Cabot Co Ma has 15,592 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Country Club Tru Na owns 48,073 shares. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Limited holds 1.85% or 68,879 shares in its portfolio. Buckhead Cap Management Limited Liability, a Georgia-based fund reported 54,303 shares. Gm Advisory Grp holds 1.55% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 33,077 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings invested in 3.37% or 15.49M shares. Gradient Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.15% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 15,629 shares. Howland reported 0.49% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Weiss Multi holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 10,000 shares. Efg Asset Mgmt (Americas) holds 1.29% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 22,011 shares.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.72 earnings per share, up 29.52% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.80 billion for 15.99 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth.

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp, which manages about $3.79 billion and $1.41B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc by 686,331 shares to 673,078 shares, valued at $3.88M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Interactive Brokers Group In (NASDAQ:IBKR) by 46,487 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 114,270 shares, and cut its stake in Tiffany & Co New (NYSE:TIF).

Among 6 analysts covering Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Assured Guaranty had 12 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. M Partners maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Monday, November 16 report. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 9 with “Outperform”. On Friday, April 7 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Hold”. BTIG Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50.0 target in Monday, February 5 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 10 by UBS. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) rating on Friday, June 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $4200 target. The stock of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, December 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. UBS maintained Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Tuesday, February 28 to “Mkt Perform” rating.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $38 activity.

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