Vantage Investment Partners Has Decreased Its Holding in Apple (AAPL) by $14.98 Million as Stock Price Declined; Partnervest Advisory Services Increased Position in Main Street Capital (MAIN) by $800,007 as Share Price Declined

April 24, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Partnervest Advisory Services Llc increased its stake in Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) by 115.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc bought 20,513 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,209 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.52M, up from 17,696 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Main Street Capital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.20B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $37.38. About 43,838 shares traded. Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has risen 0.58% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

Vantage Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 47.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vantage Investment Partners Llc sold 88,630 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 98,539 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.68M, down from 187,169 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vantage Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $833.05 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $164.18. About 12.54M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold MAIN shares while 45 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 13.85 million shares or 2.43% less from 14.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advisory Incorporated owns 148,135 shares. King Luther Capital Mgmt Corporation reported 0.01% stake. Fifth Third Savings Bank owns 7,200 shares. Paloma Prtn holds 0% or 7,932 shares in its portfolio. Us Retail Bank De reported 3,654 shares. Magnetar Financial Llc stated it has 28,114 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase invested in 2,615 shares. Hamilton Point Invest Advisors Ltd, North Carolina-based fund reported 50,979 shares. Virtu Lc owns 6,531 shares. Hightower Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Illinois-based fund reported 101,595 shares. Green Square Cap Limited Liability Company has 5,326 shares. Quantbot Technologies Lp accumulated 724 shares. Carlson Cap Management owns 65,380 shares. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 24,132 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc reported 11,510 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Street Capital Group (NYSE:MAIN), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Street Capital Group had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) earned “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, April 27. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Raymond James. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 9. As per Monday, February 27, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, January 20 by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Underperform” on Thursday, May 11. National Bank Canada maintained Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Friday, August 7 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was upgraded by National Securities to “Neutral”. Zacks downgraded the shares of MAIN in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by National Securities given on Tuesday, December 13.

Partnervest Advisory Services Llc, which manages about $418.45 million and $205.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pimco Etf Tr (MINT) by 10,316 shares to 29,520 shares, valued at $3.00 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Series Trust (SDY) by 15,492 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,308 shares, and cut its stake in Advisorshares Tr (VEGA).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $26.72 million activity. $2.65 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J.. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold 69,491 shares worth $11.56 million.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1 after the close. They expect $2.71 EPS, up 29.05% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.75 billion for 15.15 P/E if the $2.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.33% negative EPS growth.

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