As Apple (AAPL) Stock Value Declined, Riverhead Capital Management Boosted Position; Williams Sonoma (WSM) Share Value Declined While Alpine Woods Capital Investors Trimmed Its Stake

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Riverhead Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 16.35% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Riverhead Capital Management Llc bought 35,809 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 254,766 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $57.51M, up from 218,957 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Riverhead Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $788.07 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $2.13 during the last trading session, reaching $166.07. About 2,229 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since December 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 01/05/2018 – APPLE: AIRPODS ARE ‘RUNAWAY HIT’, WORKING HARD TO MEET DEMAND; 01/05/2018 – Apple Services Revenue Growth Outshines Other Segments; 27/04/2018 – Watch Steve Jobs passionately defend his commitment to Apple in 1997; 20/04/2018 – Apple: The Hand-Wringing Is a Bit Much, Says BTIG — Barron’s Blog; 20/03/2018 – Chicago Brkg Biz: Apple flagship price tag: $170 million or more; 25/05/2018 – Apple’s self-driving partnership is the next phase of ‘Apple as a service,’ Gene Munster says; 27/03/2018 – Apple eyes education market with new entry-level iPad; 07/03/2018 – APPLE SAYS HAS NOT, TO DATE, BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE REPORTED 7 INCIDENTS WERE CONNECTED TO SPECIFIC CONFLICT MINERALS INCLUDED IN CO’S PRODUCTS; 24/05/2018 – Millennials looking to pay with plastic have more options than ever. Apple, Ikea, Uber are all pushing branded cards; 25/04/2018 – Screenvision Media, KAOS Connect, and Crunchyroll Announce Ticket Availability for Bungo Stray Dogs – DEAD APPLE –

Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc decreased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) by 56.23% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc sold 11,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.34% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,108 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $599,000, down from 20,808 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc who had been investing in Williams Sonoma Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.01B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $50.05. About 1.71M shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has declined 0.49% since December 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.49% the S&P500. Some Historical WSM News: 12/03/2018 – Williams-Sonoma Trading Activity Rises to Triple 20 Day Average; 10/05/2018 – WEST ELM AND POTTERY BARN KIDS LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE NEW NURSERY COLLECTION; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Comparable Brand Rev Growth 5.5%; 14/03/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 4Q EPS $1.13; 14/03/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC – SEES 2018 COMPARABLE BRAND REVENUE GROWTH 2% – 5%; 14/03/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA SEES 1Q ADJ EPS 55C TO 60C; 08/03/2018 – Williams Sonoma Celebrates International Women’s Day; 14/03/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC – MERCHANDISE INVENTORIES AT END OF FY 17 INCREASED 8.6% TO $1.062 BLN FROM $978 MLN AT END OF FY 16; 26/04/2018 – TRISHA YEARWOOD’S BEST-SELLING ‘SUMMER IN A CUP’ BY WILLIAMS SONOMA WILL BE THE OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF STAGECOACH FESTIVAL; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Williams Sonoma Comparable Brand Rev Growth 5.6%

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 0.8 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold WSM shares while 122 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 86.25 million shares or 1.05% less from 87.17 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Schroder Investment Mgmt accumulated 91,055 shares. Dsam Partners (London) Ltd accumulated 0.13% or 13,983 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 30 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability accumulated 4,237 shares. Howe Rusling stated it has 34 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 22,100 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Amp Cap Investors Limited owns 8,200 shares. Contrarius Invest Management Limited holds 0.38% or 129,367 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Davenport & Llc has 0.05% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Hanson Mcclain owns 40 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Kornitzer Mgmt Ks holds 0.33% or 313,360 shares in its portfolio. Princeton Strategies Grp Ltd Com has 0.1% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 6,135 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund owns 30,343 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Nordea Invest Management Ab holds 26,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Piedmont Inv Advisors Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 6,433 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 4 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. Williams-Sonoma has $103 highest and $38 lowest target. $60.14’s average target is 20.16% above currents $50.05 stock price. Williams-Sonoma had 125 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, May 16 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral”. Wedbush downgraded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Monday, January 11 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. Wedbush maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $53 target in Thursday, August 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, January 16. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $61 target in Thursday, August 25 report. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, March 16 by William Blair. Deutsche Bank maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Sunday, August 30 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, March 15.

Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc, which manages about $4.50 billion and $486.38 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Armstrong World Inds Inc New (NYSE:AWI) by 5,400 shares to 9,900 shares, valued at $689,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) by 15,550 shares in the quarter, for a total of 47,450 shares, and has risen its stake in Health Ins Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:HIIQ).

More notable recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Morgan Stanley: Why Retailers Should Continue To Worry About ‘The Amazon Effect’ (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Benzinga” on November 23, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Recent Analysis Shows NetApp, Williams-Sonoma, DENTSPLY SIRONA, Applied Materials, Alleghany, and AmerisourceBergen Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – Nasdaq” published on December 04, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “3 Retail Stocks That Will Have a Blue Christmas – Investorplace.com” on November 26, 2018. More interesting news about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Photos: Williams-Sonoma’s Rejuvenation opens first Texas store in Houston – Houston Business Journal” published on November 21, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) – Yahoo News” with publication date: December 10, 2018.

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on March, 13. They expect $1.97 EPS, up 17.26% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.68 per share. WSM’s profit will be $157.91M for 6.35 P/E if the $1.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.37% EPS growth.

Since June 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.26 million activity. The insider King David Randolph sold $1.68 million. The insider Hayes Janet sold $979,006.

Among 58 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Apple Inc. has $310 highest and $11 lowest target. $189.19’s average target is 13.92% above currents $166.07 stock price. Apple Inc. had 459 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Gabelli on Tuesday, April 3. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by FBN Securities. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 11. The rating was maintained by Rosenblatt with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 2. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, January 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 27. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 11 report. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19000 target in Friday, August 11 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 1.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), AT&T (NYSE:T), Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) And More – Benzinga” on December 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “The I-Phonecalypse – Seeking Alpha” published on November 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple – More Downside Into 2019 – Seeking Alpha” on December 12, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Saxo Bank speculates on Apple-Tesla linkup – Seeking Alpha” published on December 04, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Is Warren Buffett Adding To Apple Under $175? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 26, 2018.

Riverhead Capital Management Llc, which manages about $2.76B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE) by 16,210 shares to 13,915 shares, valued at $558,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hilton Grand Vacations Inc by 13,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,350 shares, and cut its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD).

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