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Spears Abacus Advisors Has Raised By $1.29 Million Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding; Suffolk Capital Management Upped Apple (AAPL) Stake By $17.25 Million

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Spears Abacus Advisors Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 17.99% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Spears Abacus Advisors Llc acquired 9,248 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock declined 9.21%. The Spears Abacus Advisors Llc holds 60,647 shares with $8.47 million value, up from 51,399 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $340.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $126.83. About 7.06M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Suffolk Capital Management Llc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 86.25% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Suffolk Capital Management Llc acquired 102,091 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock declined 3.81%. The Suffolk Capital Management Llc holds 220,456 shares with $37.31M value, up from 118,365 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $838.43B valuation. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $165.24. About 31.68 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Suffolk Capital Management Llc decreased Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) stake by 16,905 shares to 351,240 valued at $13.74 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE:CVA) stake by 41,321 shares and now owns 60,214 shares. K2m Group Holdings (NASDAQ:KTWO) was reduced too.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $26.72 million activity. The insider Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.73M. 69,491 shares valued at $11.56M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3. 39,122 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $6.83M were sold by Maestri Luca.

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Apple Inc. had 400 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Rosenblatt maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by Guggenheim with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, October 31. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, March 7 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 15. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 6 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nwq Communications Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2,922 shares. Spears Abacus Lc owns 188,283 shares or 3.88% of their US portfolio. Dillon Associate Inc accumulated 114,358 shares or 7.29% of the stock. Barclays Public Limited Co holds 0.9% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 6.51M shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 2.97% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Torch Wealth Lc stated it has 47,929 shares. Carlson Cap has invested 0.41% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Financial Management Pro reported 2,815 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth holds 1.39% or 34,956 shares in its portfolio. Glynn invested in 8,400 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Accredited Investors owns 37,271 shares or 1.74% of their US portfolio. Glenmede Trust Company Na stated it has 2.38 million shares. Zweig holds 65,292 shares or 1.2% of its portfolio. Advisor Ptnrs Ltd Liability reported 3.86% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Windward Ca reported 322,932 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 1.69% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Founders Finance Limited Liability Co reported 5,996 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Salem Investment Counselors accumulated 174,035 shares. Engines Advsrs Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). California-based Research Global Invsts has invested 0.28% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Credit Suisse Ag has 4.90 million shares. Quantum Capital Mgmt invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Valicenti Advisory Svcs reported 2,589 shares. Dodge And Cox owns 0% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 30,240 shares. Capital Invest Of America Inc invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Montrusco Bolton Investments Incorporated owns 58,591 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Union Bank & Trust Corporation invested in 2.3% or 53,153 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp Oh reported 1.18% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Nuance Invs Limited Liability Corp accumulated 153,943 shares or 1.44% of the stock. Regal Invest Advsrs Ltd Com has 40,784 shares for 1.27% of their portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 100 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, February 27 report. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 14. Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, March 23 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, April 20 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Neutral” on Friday, December 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, September 29 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, April 20.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $20.17 million activity. $20.17M worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was sold by Stoffels Paulus.

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