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Mayo Investment Advisers Has Trimmed Its Apple (AAPL) Stake; Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Shorts Raised By 19.03%

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Mayo Investment Advisers Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 9.03% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Mayo Investment Advisers Llc sold 2,275 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock declined 22.32%. The Mayo Investment Advisers Llc holds 22,926 shares with $5.18M value, down from 25,201 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $707.27B valuation. The stock decreased 1.81% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $149.54. About 13.21 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 04/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Buffett buys more Apple; 21/05/2018 – KONICA MINOLTA BUYS MACPROFESSIONALS, APPLE PLATFORM EXPERTS; 13/03/2018 – APPLE INC SAYS TO HOST 29TH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE FROM JUNE 4 THROUGH JUNE 8; 19/03/2018 – Apple Is Making Its Own Display Screens For The First Time: Bloomberg — MarketWatch; 02/04/2018 – Yet each has benefited from the other’s business model: Apple’s App Store has become one of the primary platforms through which Facebook attracts users. And free apps like Facebook make Apple’s products more attractive; 26/04/2018 – With the segment increasingly dominated by four Chinese players, Apple saw it’s No.4 position lost again to Xiaomi; 27/03/2018 – Apple is launching digital book creation on the iPad, built into the Pages app, including group projects via digital collaboration. Previously, this pretty much required a Mac. #AppleEDUchat; 13/03/2018 – Apple Music hits 38M subscribers, closes gap with Spotify; 13/03/2018 – Apple to Hold Annual Software Developer Conference June 4 to 8; 14/03/2018 – Analyst: Apple and America’s big internet companies have no reason to fear a Trump trade war with China

Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) had an increase of 19.03% in short interest. CFG’s SI was 11.43M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 19.03% from 9.60 million shares previously. With 4.85 million avg volume, 2 days are for Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG)’s short sellers to cover CFG’s short positions. The SI to Citizens Financial Group Inc’s float is 2.41%. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $32.79. About 1.52M shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has declined 22.64% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.64% the S&P500. Some Historical CFG News: 31/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC – DEAL HAS NO IMPACT ON EXECUTION OF CITIZENS’ PLANNED SHARE REPURCHASES UNDER 2017 CAPITAL PLAN; 22/05/2018 – Citizens Financial Group to Participate in the Bernstein 34th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2018; 31/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL – AFTER DEAL CLOSE, SCOTT TANSIL, CFO FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE TO LEAD ACQUIRED CORRESPONDENT & WHOLESALE ORIGINATION BUSINESSES; 26/04/2018 – Citizens Financial Presenting at Barclays Conference May 15; 20/04/2018 – Citizens Financial Group 1Q Net $381M; 29/05/2018 – Citigroup won’t use high deposit rates to win digital accounts -exec; 30/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC CFG.N : BAIRD RAISES RATING TO OUTPERFORM; 24/05/2018 – Citizens Fincl Group Announces Redemption of Subordinated Notes; 24/05/2018 – CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP – REDEMPTION ON JUNE 29, 2018, OF ALL OUTSTANDING 5.158% FIXED-TO-FLOATING CALLABLE SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE JUNE 29, 2023; 28/04/2018 – Citizens Bank and Military Warriors Support Foundation Present Home to Gold Star Family

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $647,520 activity. 3,408 shares were sold by KONDO CHRIS, worth $647,520.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 54 investors sold AAPL shares while 1030 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. 2.68 billion shares or 3.22% less from 2.77 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Lesa Sroufe holds 0.38% or 2,234 shares. Sterling Capital Management Lc holds 0.5% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 247,251 shares. 844 were reported by Macroview Investment Mgmt Ltd. The Wisconsin-based Oarsman Capital Inc has invested 2.07% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Lucas Cap has invested 8.56% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Greenbrier Prns Capital Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 15.18% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). British Columbia Inv Mngmt holds 1.41 million shares. Arrowstreet Lp reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Factory Mutual Ins Commerce holds 1.57M shares. Provise Mgmt Group Inc Ltd Liability holds 1.3% or 43,618 shares. Everett Harris And Ca reported 1.21 million shares stake. Cap Advisors Ok owns 131,466 shares. Knott David M invested in 1.84% or 25,050 shares. Origin Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership has 248,130 shares. Bbr Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.94% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 59,590 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Apple had 48 analyst reports since July 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, July 24. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 3 by Loop Capital. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 3. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 2 by Nomura. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $256 target in Thursday, September 13 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 27 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $182 target in Tuesday, November 20 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, August 21 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 2 by Citigroup.

Another recent and important Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Why It’s Time To Bite Into Apple (AAPL) Stock – Nasdaq” on December 06, 2018.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $4.21 earnings per share, up 8.23% or $0.32 from last year’s $3.89 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $19.91B for 8.88 P/E if the $4.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.91 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.26, from 1.13 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 38 investors sold Citizens Financial Group, Inc. shares while 207 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 431.19 million shares or 2.09% less from 440.37 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Putnam Invests Ltd Liability Corporation owns 6,537 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.06% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Marshall Wace Llp reported 270,346 shares. Jefferies Ltd holds 0.01% or 53,785 shares. 199,173 are held by Proshare Lc. Glenmede Trust Na reported 1.57M shares. Basswood Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 1.58M shares. Gator Cap Ltd reported 10,000 shares stake. Wade G W Inc has 7,791 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. First Mercantile Trust Company owns 2,470 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Strategic Glob Ltd Com holds 0.72% or 61,398 shares in its portfolio. Mackay Shields Limited Liability Corporation invested in 75,911 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Vanguard Group owns 52.59 million shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Lc reported 235,307 shares stake.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking services and products in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.34 billion. It operates in two divisions, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 8.36 P/E ratio. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional banking services and products, including checking, savings, mortgage and home equity lending, student loans, personal unsecured lines and loans, credit cards, business loans, and wealth management and investment services for retail clients and small businesses.

Among 7 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 8 analyst reports since September 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, December 11. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Wednesday, January 2 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, September 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 7. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 22 by Bank of America. Citigroup upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Thursday, January 10 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 22 with “Outperform”. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 27 by Macquarie Research.

Since October 23, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $614,440 activity. Another trade for 14,000 shares valued at $508,480 was made by KOCH CHARLES JOHN on Tuesday, October 23. 3,000 shares were bought by Subramaniam Shivan S., worth $105,960 on Wednesday, November 21.

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