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Raymond James Trust Has Lifted By $712,673 Its Apple (AAPL) Position; Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Had 6 Analysts Last Week

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Raymond James Trust increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 1.97% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Raymond James Trust acquired 4,217 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock declined 3.81%. The Raymond James Trust holds 218,561 shares with $36.99 million value, up from 214,344 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $927.24B valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $188.65. About 2.87 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Flowers Foods had 37 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 5, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 15. BB&T Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 16 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Friday, February 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, August 30. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2300 target in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Jefferies. As per Friday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. See Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) latest ratings:

21/05/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold New Target: $19 Initiates Coverage On
17/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $24.0000
03/04/2018 Broker: Hilliard Lyons Rating: Long-Term Buy New Target: $25 Initiates Coverage On
27/03/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0000 Initiate
23/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0000 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $47.05 million activity. $6.75 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. The insider KONDO CHRIS sold 4,867 shares worth $910,129. $11.56 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3. $2.94 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J.. Maestri Luca sold $6.83 million worth of stock. On Tuesday, May 8 WILLIAMS JEFFREY E sold $2.90 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 15,653 shares. Shares for $6.51M were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D on Wednesday, May 9.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 417 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Wednesday, March 7. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Monness on Wednesday, May 2. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Loop Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Monday, February 27. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Brean Capital. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 6 report.

Raymond James Trust decreased General Electric (NYSE:GE) stake by 30,803 shares to 414,679 valued at $7.24 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 3,315 shares and now owns 218,174 shares. S&P Global Incorporated was reduced too.

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. Herald Mgmt Limited owns 17,635 shares for 0.94% of their portfolio. Legal And General Gru Public Ltd Company holds 3.11% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 25.36M shares. 34,976 were reported by Willingdon Wealth Management. Benchmark Cap Advisors has invested 2.17% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Halbert Hargrove Russell Limited Company owns 15,273 shares or 0.68% of their US portfolio. Blue Chip Prns owns 1.25% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 24,981 shares. Moreover, Brighton Jones Limited Company has 1.34% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 79,618 are owned by Cohen And Steers. Transamerica Fincl Advsr Inc, Florida-based fund reported 39,002 shares. Butensky Cohen Security holds 14,043 shares or 1.97% of its portfolio. Girard Prtnrs Ltd holds 4.81% or 148,391 shares. Chilton Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 131,704 shares or 2.04% of the stock. Cwm Ltd Liability Company has 75,219 shares. The New York-based Capital One Natl Association has invested 2.85% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc holds 1.96% or 68,987 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Trading Mistake 8 (Apple): Poor Profit-Taking” on May 23, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Consolidating” published on May 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Corporate Buybacks: The Dividend Growth Investor’s Best Friend” on May 25, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Apple’s ties to Triangle run through Raleigh, Durham” published on May 25, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple: Still A Bargain” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.26 billion. It operates through two divisions, Direct-Store-Delivery and Warehouse Delivery. It has a 28.43 P/E ratio. The DSD segment produces and markets fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes.

Since March 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $221,680 activity. 10,500 shares were sold by ROACH DAVID M, worth $221,680 on Tuesday, March 27.

The stock increased 0.52% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $20.18. About 100,621 shares traded. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has risen 8.08% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Small Cap Dividend Spotlight: Flowers Foods” on May 10, 2018.

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