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Matthew 25 Management Has Cut Its Stake in Apple (AAPL) by $770,000; Leuthold Group Cut Its Holding in Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) by $575,613 as Stock Declined

Matthew 25 Management Corp decreased its stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL) by 2.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Matthew 25 Management Corp sold 5,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 185,000 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $28.51 million, down from 190,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Matthew 25 Management Corp who had been investing in Apple Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $915.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $180.05. About 20.53M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Leuthold Group Llc decreased its stake in Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) by 13.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leuthold Group Llc sold 21,319 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.20% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 136,187 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.81 million, down from 157,506 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leuthold Group Llc who had been investing in Fifth Third Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $32.31. About 2.21M shares traded. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has risen 33.30% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $616,440 activity. Spence Timothy sold $432,900 worth of stock.

Leuthold Group Llc, which manages about $1.60B and $990.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares 3 (IEI) by 11,313 shares to 19,094 shares, valued at $2.36 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) by 147,068 shares in the quarter, for a total of 182,265 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Msci Russia Capped Etf.

Among 33 analysts covering Fifth Third (NASDAQ:FITB), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Fifth Third had 94 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Rafferty to “Buy” on Friday, September 16. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 21. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, April 5 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $31 target in Monday, October 9 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, January 4 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 11 by Jefferies. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) earned “Sell” rating by UBS on Friday, October 6.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 0.81 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 45 investors sold FITB shares while 234 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 575.67 million shares or 0.33% more from 573.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fjarde Ap owns 177,123 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Advisors Inc Ok reported 46,895 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 102,756 shares. Guardian Life Com Of America reported 1,670 shares stake. Paloma Ptnrs Management Com reported 0.02% stake. Greenwood Capital Associate Llc owns 0.09% invested in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 12,345 shares. Moreover, Keybank Natl Association Oh has 0.02% invested in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 101,984 shares. Everence Capital Management has invested 0.08% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Lynch & In has invested 0.2% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 139,276 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Tradition Cap Mgmt Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 8,225 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0.01% stake. 461,655 were accumulated by Main Street Ltd Llc. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.07% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Comerica Bancshares holds 351,996 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) to report earnings on January, 23 before the open. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.48 per share. FITB’s profit will be $338.67 million for 16.83 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Fifth Third Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 39 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Apple Inc. had 349 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Global Equities Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by UBS. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. Needham maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. FBN Securities maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 11 report.

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. Moon Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested 1.5% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cetera Limited Liability owns 2.22% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 238,750 shares. Tradewinds Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 18,383 shares or 1.45% of its portfolio. Cypress Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 62,828 shares. Moreover, Lee Danner Bass has 2.45% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 147,884 shares. Jacobson And Schmitt Limited Liability Company has 0.66% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Peak Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 3.43% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 62,069 shares. Addison Cap Co reported 0.97% stake. 29,220 were reported by Hanseatic Mgmt. Boulegeris Invs reported 50,337 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Company stated it has 2.49% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Westwood Holdings Group Inc Incorporated invested in 0.39% or 314,906 shares. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Llc has invested 0.23% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Gamble Jones Inv Counsel has invested 2.76% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moore Cap Mngmt LP invested 0.83% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 sales for $93.68 million activity. $9.98M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by FEDERIGHI CRAIG. SEWELL D BRUCE had sold 31,625 shares worth $5.00 million on Monday, August 7. On Tuesday, October 3 AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 63,388 shares. Shares for $1.01 million were sold by KONDO CHRIS on Tuesday, August 15. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, August 24. Srouji Johny sold 10,469 shares worth $1.70M.

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