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Apple (AAPL) Holder Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co Has Cut Holding by $319,858 as Market Valuation Rose; Cognex (CGNX) Shareholder Kylin Management Has Raised Stake by $90.79 Million as Share Value Rose

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 9.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co sold 2,077 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,851 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.91 million, down from 20,928 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $882.83B market cap company. The stock increased 1.25% or $2.14 during the last trading session, reaching $173.99. About 22.28 million 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.

Ted Kang increased its stake in Cognex Corp (CGNX) by 226.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kylin Management Llc bought 825,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.92% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ted Kang held 1.19M shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $131.18M, up from 364,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kylin Management Llc who had been investing in Cognex Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.71% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $57.97. About 2.12M shares traded or 8.23% up from the average. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 131.00% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Cognex Corporation had 38 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, March 11 by Raymond James. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 2. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 18 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) earned “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Tuesday, August 2. On Friday, September 18 the stock rating was initiated by Nomura with “Buy”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CSLA given on Thursday, March 24. Canaccord Genuity downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 22 by Raymond James. J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.30 million activity. Another trade for 8,241 shares valued at $849,597 was made by Willett Robert on Friday, August 25. J BRUCE ROBINSON also sold $745,529 worth of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) on Tuesday, September 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 23 investors sold CGNX shares while 135 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 72.84 million shares or 2.02% less from 74.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Secor Capital Advsrs Lp reported 0.32% stake. Vantage Investment Advsrs invested in 228 shares. Kbc Gp Nv, Belgium-based fund reported 3,160 shares. 1832 Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 191,600 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp owns 28 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Cim Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.21% stake. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Williams Jones Assoc Limited Liability reported 42,740 shares stake. Alps Advsrs Incorporated holds 0.01% or 7,494 shares in its portfolio. Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 2,819 shares. Advisory Rech Inc owns 9,507 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Management, New York-based fund reported 37,902 shares. Daiwa Secs Grp reported 2,399 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny invested in 85,110 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Natixis Asset Mgmt holds 10,000 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio.

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. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 26. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by UBS. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $146 target in Wednesday, August 2 report. Wells Fargo maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, September 11 with “Outperform” rating. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Hold”. Maxim Group upgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, October 23 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Oppenheimer. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $131 target in Wednesday, April 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, February 12. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Monday, June 12.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $27.32 million activity. Shares for $2.65 million were sold by Riccio Daniel J.. 63,388 shares valued at $9.78 million were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Tuesday, October 3. Srouji Johny also sold $948,612 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. The insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15M.

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

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