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Janney Montgomery Scott Stake in Citizens Finl Grp (CFG) Has Upped as Stock Value Declined; Burney Co Cut Apple (AAPL) Holding by $5.26 Million; Stock Rose

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Janney Montgomery Scott Llc increased its stake in Citizens Finl Grp Inc (CFG) by 10.37% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc bought 9,466 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.80% with the market. The institutional investor held 100,714 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.23 million, up from 91,248 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc who had been investing in Citizens Finl Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.21B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $41.7. About 8.04M shares traded or 76.30% up from the average. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 20.08% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.51% the S&P500. Some Historical CFG News: 31/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC – COMPANY EXPECTS TO ACHIEVE ANNUAL EXPENSE SYNERGIES OF ABOUT $50 MLN BY 2020; 31/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC – EARNINGS PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE ACCRETION OF APPROXIMATELY 2% IN 2019 FROM DEAL; 31/05/2018 – Citizens Financial Group Expects to Achieve Annual Expense Synergies of Approximately $50M by 2020; 20/04/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL 1Q ADJ EPS 78C; 05/03/2018 Citizens Commercial Real Estate Team Announces Referral Agreement with PGIM Real Estate Finance; 14/05/2018 – Loews Adds Kinder Morgan, Exits Citizens Financial: 13F; 31/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC – DEAL HAS NO IMPACT ON EXECUTION OF CITIZENS’ PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PLANNED SHARE REPURCHASES UNDER ITS 2017 CAPITAL PLAN; 21/05/2018 – Citizens Fincl Group Announces Pricing of $300 M Preferred Stk Offering; 20/04/2018 – Citizens Financial Group 1Q Noninterest Income $371M; 17/04/2018 – Clapp Communications Adds CFG Community Bank to Its Growing Client List

Burney Co decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 9.65% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Burney Co sold 31,511 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 295,039 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $49.50 million, down from 326,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Burney Co who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $928.18 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.03% or $1.96 during the last trading session, reaching $188.84. About 33.10M shares traded or 9.56% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 22.56% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.99% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 08/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to reveal winners of drone program that has attracted top companies; 20/03/2018 – RPT-ANALYSIS-Apple grabs 2-year lead in 3D sensing race; 10/05/2018 – SPROTT’S WHITNEY GEORGE SAYS APPLE WORTH AT LEAST $200/SHR:CNBC; 26/04/2018 – Black lawmakers will visit Silicon Valley next week to talk to Apple, Square, PayPal and others about workplace diversity; 09/03/2018 – MacRumors: Obama Reportedly in Talks With Netflix to Produce Original Content, Apple Also Interested; 01/05/2018 – Apple 2Q EPS $2.73; 13/03/2018 – Apple, Google see reputation of corporate brands tumble in survey; 10/05/2018 – Apple Is Said to Pick Goldman Sachs to Issue Reward Credit Card; 01/05/2018 – APPLE 2Q EPS $2.73, EST. $2.64; 05/04/2018 – It’s vital that Apple has at least one product that’s a serious workhorse capable of pushing the envelope in augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, and other large, intensive industrial projects

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $51.10 million activity. Riccio Daniel J. had sold 17,372 shares worth $3.26M on Thursday, May 17. $903,928 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Maestri Luca on Thursday, May 31. WILLIAMS JEFFREY E had sold 15,653 shares worth $2.99M. Another trade for 69,491 shares valued at $11.56 million was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. KONDO CHRIS sold 4,867 shares worth $910,129. Another trade for 35,000 shares valued at $6.51 million was sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.19 EPS, up 31.14% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.67 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $10.76 billion for 21.56 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.

Burney Co, which manages about $1.33B and $1.62B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) by 4,274 shares to 51,729 shares, valued at $10.28M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 5,540 shares in the quarter, for a total of 58,417 shares, and has risen its stake in Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “This Is Apple’s Rocket Fuel” on June 12, 2018, also Usatoday.com with their article: “Starbucks tops Apple in mobile payments: A Foolish Take” published on June 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “How Microsoft Beat Apple (Capital Market Laboratories)” on June 15, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Misunderstanding Apple” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Apple, Inc. May Have a New Subscription Service in the Works” with publication date: June 16, 2018.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 421 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 16, the company rating was maintained by CLSA. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, January 18. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, January 27. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by HSBC on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by CLSA on Wednesday, April 27. Maxim Group maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, April 27. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $157 target. Drexel Hamilton maintained it with “Buy” rating and $185 target in Wednesday, October 26 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, October 12 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by Mizuho.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.73 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 69 investors sold AAPL shares while 1039 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 2.86 billion shares or 3.74% less from 2.98 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Overbrook Management Corp invested in 1.54% or 44,501 shares. Roosevelt Group invested 3.43% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Highlander Cap Mngmt Ltd invested 1.96% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Needham Investment Management Ltd Com owns 23,950 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. Fca Corporation Tx holds 6,129 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) reported 145 shares. Moneta Group Inc Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability has 20,172 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Needelman Asset Mgmt invested in 5,956 shares or 2.15% of the stock. Smith Salley & Assoc owns 90,485 shares or 2.72% of their US portfolio. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 83,211 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru has 18,000 shares. Tradewinds Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 16,070 shares stake. Bangor Retail Bank owns 22,974 shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. Balyasny Asset Management Limited stated it has 0.16% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Norman Fields Gottscho Limited Liability Company stated it has 37,278 shares.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc, which manages about $15.70 billion and $9.94 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX) by 13,067 shares to 141,889 shares, valued at $8.30 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cbs Corp New Cl B (NYSE:CBS) by 9,147 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,599 shares, and cut its stake in Vngrd Lgcp Etf (VV).

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 96 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, January 21. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, May 30 to “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of CFG in report on Wednesday, April 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Monday, October 24. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 9. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 20 by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.06, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 33 investors sold CFG shares while 206 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 447.99 million shares or 1.88% less from 456.57 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Signaturefd Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 705,330 shares. Td Asset Mngmt invested 0.04% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Legal And General Public Limited Liability Com owns 2.42M shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Massmutual Tru Company Fsb Adv owns 92 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc Ca holds 47,263 shares. Thomas White reported 0.27% stake. Moreover, Advisory Research has 0.01% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Pinnacle Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Norinchukin Natl Bank The invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Profund Advsrs Limited Liability reported 27,597 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Public Sector Pension Inv Board stated it has 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Cornercap Inv Counsel Incorporated reported 147,092 shares. Bp Public Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.09% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $32,860 activity.

Another recent and important Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Baird: Buy The Dip In Citizens Financial” on May 30, 2018.

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