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Atlanta Capital Group Upped Its Stake in Apple (AAPL) as Stock Price Rose; Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Increased Alibaba Group Hldg LTD Adr (BABA) Holding by $1.08 Million

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Atlanta Capital Group increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 1.63% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atlanta Capital Group bought 2,176 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 135,573 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $22.75M, up from 133,397 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atlanta Capital Group who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $927.68 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $188.74. About 14.84M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 22.56% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.99% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 10/04/2018 – Gender Pay Scorecard: Failing Grades For Facebook, Goldman Sachs And Walmart; Top Marks For Apple, Nike And Wells Fargo; 01/05/2018 – Apple launches $100bn buyback and lifts dividend; 09/03/2018 – Nitro Games Oyj: New version of Medals of War featured by Apple; 04/05/2018 – The buy makes Berkshire the third largest Apple shareholder, behind Vanguard and BlackRock; 21/05/2018 – Apple FCU Survey: 70 Percent of Millennials and 34 Percent of Baby Boomers in NoVa Not Saving Enough for Retirement; 12/03/2018 – Acquisition of Magazine-Subscription Service Could Bolster Apple News; 24/04/2018 – Apple closes in correction territory; 04/05/2018 – Apple is one of the few tech companies that fits Warren Buffett’s investment model; 03/04/2018 – Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief; 02/05/2018 – Hometown Source: Nutty Apple Salad

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd Adr (BABA) by 12.78% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc bought 5,881 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 51,906 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $9.53M, up from 46,025 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $535.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $208.57. About 14.59M shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 61.13% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.56% the S&P500. Some Historical BABA News: 23/05/2018 – With C.O.D. and Goat Promotions, Jumia Aims to Be Africa’s Alibaba; 05/04/2018 – First Class of Asian Entrepreneurs Graduates from UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School’s eFounders Fellowship Program; 29/05/2018 – Investors Led by Alibaba and Cainiao Will Invest $1.38B in ZTO in Exchange for 10% Equity Stake in the Co; 04/05/2018 – Alibaba Is in ‘Super Uber Growth Mode,’ GBH’s Ives Says (Video); 10/04/2018 – JACK MA’S ANT FINANCIAL TO RAISE $9 BLN; FUNDING COULD VALUE THE FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY FIRM AT CLOSE TO $150 BILLION – WSJ, CITING; 16/03/2018 – Alibaba’s Homecoming May Not Prove a Home Run — Heard on the Street; 04/05/2018 – ALIBABA SEES 2019 REVENUE GROWTH ABOVE 60%; 19/03/2018 – Alibaba invests another $2bn in south-east Asia’s Lazada; 30/05/2018 – Hexindai Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer; 29/05/2018 – Alibaba Group Holding: Transaction Is Expected to Close in Early June

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “The Biggest News at Apple’s Developer Conference Was for Facebook Investors” on June 15, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Target $182.00” published on June 18, 2018, Fool.com published: “Apple, Inc. May Have a New Subscription Service in the Works” on June 16, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple: Too Big To Miss” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple: Conservative Price Target Of $240 (Mark Hibben)” with publication date: June 18, 2018.

Atlanta Capital Group, which manages about $1.02 billion and $660.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) by 7,527 shares to 247,730 shares, valued at $54.38 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 11,538 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,243 shares, and cut its stake in Rivernorth Doubleline Strate.

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. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 3 by Bank of America. As per Wednesday, May 2, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 14 report. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 19. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, May 2 with “Hold” rating. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $210.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 12. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Friday, November 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.73 in 2017Q4. It dived, 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. Westfield Capital Management LP holds 2.47% or 1.91M shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Llc has invested 4.51% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Argent Tru Communications invested in 3.23% or 67,128 shares. D L Carlson Invest Group stated it has 2.97% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Baldwin Brothers Ma stated it has 4.19% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Cs Mckee Limited Partnership has 3.81% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bridges Inc accumulated 3.22% or 417,836 shares. Miller Inv Limited Partnership holds 4,250 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company owns 17,886 shares. Diker Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 0.79% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Barton Invest reported 1,150 shares. Horan Capital Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 3.35% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 56,837 are owned by Of Toledo Na Oh. Investment Counsel Inc has 12.46% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Sol Capital Mgmt has invested 1.72% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 sales for $51.10 million activity. $11.56M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. KONDO CHRIS sold $910,129 worth of stock or 4,867 shares. $2.99M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by WILLIAMS JEFFREY E. Another trade for 15,641 shares valued at $2.73M was made by Riccio Daniel J. on Friday, January 5. Shares for $6.51 million were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D on Wednesday, May 9. 14,976 shares valued at $2.81M were sold by Srouji Johny on Wednesday, May 23.

More notable recent Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Alibaba Knows No Boundaries” on June 01, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “History of Small Search Companies Says Stay Clear of Sogou Inc Stock” published on June 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Baozun: A Holistic Look” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.35” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “4 Predictions For The Next Media-Telecom Megamerger” with publication date: June 18, 2018.

Among 39 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 183 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, August 12 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Bernstein. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, September 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $91 target in Thursday, August 13 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. JP Morgan initiated the shares of BABA in report on Wednesday, August 31 with “Overweight” rating. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $200 target in Friday, August 18 report. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by JP Morgan. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by Atlantic Securities. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

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