Bridges Investment Counsel Trimmed Facebook (FB) Stake By $2.24 Million; Knightsbridge Asset Management Lowered Apple (AAPL) Stake

Bridges Investment Counsel Inc decreased Facebook Inc. (FB) stake by 78.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc sold 13,200 shares as Facebook Inc. (FB)’s stock rose 10.88%. The Bridges Investment Counsel Inc holds 3,615 shares with $618,000 value, down from 16,815 last quarter. Facebook Inc. now has $561.08B valuation. The stock increased 3.32% or $6.2 during the last trading session, reaching $193.09. About 54.21M shares traded or 185.68% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 27.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc sold 18,258 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc holds 48,730 shares with $7.51M value, down from 66,988 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $853.51B valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $167.78. About 47.23M shares traded or 63.02% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $93.68 million activity. Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.73 million worth of stock or 15,641 shares. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79M worth of stock. Shares for $43.15M were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, August 24. Srouji Johny sold 10,469 shares worth $1.70 million. FEDERIGHI CRAIG had sold 63,163 shares worth $9.98 million. 31,625 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $5.00M were sold by SEWELL D BRUCE. $9.78M worth of stock was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Tuesday, October 3.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 38 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Apple Inc. had 358 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 16 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, November 20 with “Buy” rating. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by Loop Capital. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 11. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, August 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 12 by UBS. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, March 21. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 18 by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Smith Salley Associate has 89,856 shares for 2.65% of their portfolio. 94,426 were accumulated by South Street Advsrs Lc. Hanseatic Mngmt Service stated it has 5.11% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys owns 0.95% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 420,071 shares. Asset reported 0.95% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Van Hulzen Asset Management Ltd Com stated it has 5.54% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 3,197 shares. Davidson Advsr, a Montana-based fund reported 211,549 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley invested 0.26% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hugh Johnson Limited Liability Company stated it has 54,584 shares. Shapiro Cap Management Limited Liability owns 687,482 shares. Meristem Llp holds 1.36% or 21,917 shares. Zuckerman Group Ltd Llc reported 2,432 shares. Efg Asset Mngmt (Americas) Corp holds 22,011 shares. 12,925 were reported by Fairview Cap Inv Ltd Liability Corp.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 40 insider sales for $958.91 million activity. $125,138 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Stretch Colin. Zuckerberg Mark sold $42.50 million worth of stock or 247,147 shares. Another trade for 38,055 shares valued at $6.57 million was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. 16,298 shares valued at $2.75 million were sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Thursday, August 24. The insider Cox Christopher K sold $2.77 million. The insider Wehner David M. sold 15,470 shares worth $2.59 million. 640,754 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $109.70M were sold by Koum Jan.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.94 EPS, up 56.45% or $0.70 from last year’s $1.24 per share. FB’s profit will be $5.64B for 24.88 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.01% EPS growth.