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Psagot Investment House LTD Cut Its Holding in Dollar Gener(Dg (DG) by $2.23 Million; As Apple (AAPL) Valuation Declined, Saturna Capital Upped Holding by $1.08 Million

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Psagot Investment House Ltd decreased its stake in Dollar Gener(Dg (DG) by 84.66% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Psagot Investment House Ltd sold 23,956 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,342 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $404,000, down from 28,298 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd who had been investing in Dollar Gener(Dg for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $25.89B market cap company. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $96.39. About 3.55M shares traded or 61.73% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has risen 34.01% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.46% the S&P500.

Saturna Capital Corp increased its stake in Apple (AAPL) by 1.03% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saturna Capital Corp bought 6,379 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 627,602 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $106.21 million, up from 621,223 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saturna Capital Corp who had been investing in Apple for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $924.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $1.71 during the last trading session, reaching $188.15. About 12.71 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 35.92% or $0.37 from last year’s $1.03 per share. DG’s profit will be $375.96 million for 17.21 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual earnings per share reported by Dollar General Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.41% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.26, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 34 investors sold DG shares while 200 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 233.50 million shares or 1.53% less from 237.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cibc Comml Bank Usa reported 11,531 shares. Mackenzie Fincl invested in 21,169 shares. Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx holds 0.1% or 4,850 shares in its portfolio. Nexus Inv Mgmt reported 3.23% stake. Jones Lllp, Missouri-based fund reported 11,358 shares. Semper Augustus Invests Gru Ltd Liability Corporation holds 59,601 shares or 4.15% of its portfolio. Virtu Ltd Com has invested 0.04% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). 47,607 were accumulated by Credit Agricole S A. The Massachusetts-based Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt has invested 0.28% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Highvista Strategies Lc owns 4,800 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Davenport Limited Liability Corporation has 8,465 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Amer Interest Grp Inc holds 0.03% or 88,439 shares. 44,045 are held by Calamos Llc. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.01% or 18,542 shares. Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Liability stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG).

More recent Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Death Of Retail Is Premature” on May 16, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Appaloosa 13F Shows New Stake in Wells Fargo (WFC) and Lam Research (LRCX), Increase in Micron (MU) MGM …” on May 15, 2018. Usatoday.com‘s news article titled: “Dollar stores are dominating brick-and-mortar retail: A Foolish Take” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $4.42 million activity. Another trade for 2,711 shares valued at $251,895 was made by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12. ELLIOTT ANITA C sold 2,012 shares worth $186,747. Ravener Robert D had sold 11,368 shares worth $1.06M on Tuesday, December 12.

Psagot Investment House Ltd, which manages about $2.30 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares (Acwi) (ACWI) by 34,058 shares to 94,822 shares, valued at $6.84M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vangrd Emrg(Vwo (VWO) by 25,594 shares in the quarter, for a total of 943,971 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Chi(Fxi (FXI).

Among 31 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 111 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, April 16 report. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, May 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital to “” on Friday, November 20. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Monday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, November 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Bank of America. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, September 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Friday, May 27.

Saturna Capital Corp, which manages about $3.98B and $3.27B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nike Class B (NYSE:NKE) by 7,866 shares to 801,560 shares, valued at $50.14 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Facebook Class A (NASDAQ:FB) by 5,792 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,501 shares, and cut its stake in Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Analysts Jumping All Over Their Apple and iPhone Calls” on May 02, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Buffett’s Berkshire 13F Confirms Increase in Apple (AAPL) Stake Along with Increase in Holdings of Teva (TEVA) (More…)” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple – Still A Buy?” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple’s new campus headed for North Carolina?” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Overbought” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Kistler invested in 2.18% or 32,681 shares. Great Lakes Advsr Limited Com stated it has 2.33% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Matthew 25 Management reported 185,000 shares. Monetta Fin Svcs has invested 4.15% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Evercore Wealth Limited Liability accumulated 571,166 shares. Interactive Fin Advsrs reported 1,111 shares stake. Graham Limited Partnership holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 5,776 shares. Capital Rech Invsts reported 18.14 million shares. 14,575 are held by Godshalk Welsh Capital Incorporated. Ami Asset Mgmt Corporation stated it has 2.61% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Clearbridge Invs Ltd invested in 6.89M shares or 1.08% of the stock. Alesco Advsr Limited holds 0.06% or 5,934 shares. Private Wealth Advisors invested in 5.66% or 86,353 shares. Pictet Bancshares & Tru Ltd invested in 2.34% or 46,990 shares. Lawson Kroeker Invest Mngmt Incorporated Ne owns 2,189 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 413 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 27. Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Thursday, June 15. Barclays Capital has “Hold” rating and $12300 target. Guggenheim maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Friday, August 11. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $19000 target. Hilliard Lyons upgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, February 5 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, February 2. Credit Suisse maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Citigroup. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $146.0 target in Friday, January 8 report.

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