Mycio Wealth Partners Has Boosted Its Position in Ppl (PPL) by $4.35 Million as Stock Rose; Mar Vista Investment Partners Holding in Apple (AAPL) Decreased by $537,922 as Stock Price Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 0.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc sold 3,493 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 354,255 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.60 million, down from 357,748 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $849.24B market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $167.37. About 40.64 million shares traded or 22.24% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc increased its stake in Ppl Corp (PPL) by 88.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc bought 117,444 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 249,994 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.49M, up from 132,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc who had been investing in Ppl Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.84B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.40% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $30.27. About 4.34 million shares traded. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 377 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Tuesday, February 28. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $180 target. On Wednesday, April 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform”. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt given on Friday, September 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Nomura. PiperJaffray reinitiated Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, December 16 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 25. As per Tuesday, December 19, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $1.80B and $2.41 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Walt Disney Co/The (NYSE:DIS) by 19,367 shares to 358,548 shares, valued at $35.34 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG) by 24,841 shares in the quarter, for a total of 222,853 shares, and has risen its stake in Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $70.47 million activity. AHRENDTS ANGELA J also sold $9.78M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3. Another trade for 10,469 shares valued at $1.70M was made by Srouji Johny on Wednesday, August 16. $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by KONDO CHRIS. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79 million worth of stock. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15M worth of stock or 268,623 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. International Limited Ca stated it has 1.31% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Van Cleef Asset Managementinc has 7.09% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 168,883 shares. Shoker Invest Counsel accumulated 4,965 shares. Paragon Mngmt Limited invested 0.55% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Banced Corp owns 3.55% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 13,277 shares. Reaves W H And owns 1,389 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Coastline Tru has 41,989 shares for 1.13% of their portfolio. Bamco New York owns 45,877 shares. Needelman Asset Mgmt owns 6,056 shares. Diversified Trust Company owns 16,780 shares. Allsquare Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.53% or 4,163 shares. Lord Abbett Co Lc holds 0.63% or 1.39 million shares in its portfolio. Patten And Patten Incorporated Tn has 5.44% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Capital Planning Ltd Llc owns 35,180 shares for 2.12% of their portfolio. Cap City Communications Fl has invested 2.11% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold PPL shares while 222 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 479.53 million shares or 0.81% more from 475.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 911,646 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has 46,204 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. 53,065 were reported by Maryland Capital Mgmt. Gradient Investments reported 0.44% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Mai Cap owns 11,992 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Eaton Vance holds 0% or 40,844 shares in its portfolio. Moody Comml Bank Trust Division invested in 12,025 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moors & Cabot reported 20,174 shares. Klingenstein Fields Lc has 12,600 shares. Bb&T invested in 179,733 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Cullinan Assoc reported 24,450 shares. King Wealth Management Ltd Com has 5,727 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. The New York-based Mufg Americas Hldg Corp has invested 0% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Guggenheim Ltd Liability Corp owns 1.32 million shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Advisor Prtn Lc stated it has 11,357 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc, which manages about $6.46B and $882.65 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in V F Corp (NYSE:VFC) by 8,915 shares to 42,693 shares, valued at $2.71M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Glaxosmithkline Plc (NYSE:GSK) by 24,730 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,545 shares, and cut its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC).

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. PPL Corporation had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, December 19, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Wolfe Research. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Friday, October 30. On Monday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight”. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19 to “Buy”. Deutsche Bank downgraded PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) on Friday, February 5 to “Hold” rating. UBS upgraded PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) on Friday, September 18 to “Buy” rating. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. SunTrust maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating.

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