Midas Management Raised Viacom (VIAB) Holding By $750,000; Brown Advisory Securities Has Lowered Apple (AAPL) Holding

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Midas Management Corp increased Viacom Inc. (VIAB) stake by 272.73% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Midas Management Corp acquired 30,000 shares as Viacom Inc. (VIAB)’s stock declined 8.33%. The Midas Management Corp holds 41,000 shares with $1.05M value, up from 11,000 last quarter. Viacom Inc. now has $12.59B valuation. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $30.53. About 1.32M shares traded. Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 11.29% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.66% the S&P500. Some Historical VIAB News: 15/05/2018 – PAULSON & CO – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 11/04/2018 – New York Post: Shari Redstone weighs CBS-Viacom merger without Les Moonves; 10/04/2018 – CBS Investor Says Viacom Deal Not ‘Optimal’ in Letter to Board; 23/05/2018 – Hollywood Rpter: Behind Leslie Moonves’ Crusade to Save CBS From Viacom; 03/05/2018 – Clusterfest Reveals Details for Immersive, One-of-a-Kind Experiences from TV’s Most Iconic Comedy Shows; 06/03/2018 – Nickelodeon Unveils Content Pipeline of More Than 800 New Episodes, Details Expansion into Location-Based and VR Experiences; 02/04/2018 – CBS plans to make lowball offer for Viacom; 29/03/2018 – MEDIA-CBS planning first proposal for Viacom deal within days – Bloomberg; 17/04/2018 – blacq: Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion: sources (Reuters) – Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sw; 30/05/2018 – Shari Redstone’s endgame for CBS and Viacom is clear in a new complaint. Via @edmundlee:

Brown Advisory Securities Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 3.95% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Brown Advisory Securities Llc sold 6,233 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock declined 2.81%. The Brown Advisory Securities Llc holds 151,427 shares with $23.92 million value, down from 157,660 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $954.94 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.64% or $3.27 during the last trading session, reaching $202.52. About 20.51 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.49% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 10/05/2018 – Apple said it would not be going ahead with the project as its planning application had been faced with delays; 07/05/2018 – Warren Buffett: ‘We would love to see Apple go down in price,’ endorses its stock buyback; 07/03/2018 – Patently Apple: Rumor: Apple may Drop the OLED iPhone Notch in 2019; 09/04/2018 – APPLE INC – ALSO INTRODUCED A NEW RED IPHONE X LEATHER FOLIO, WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 10; 25/05/2018 – Instead of framing Apple’s self-driving car ambitions around vehicle design, VC Gene Muenster said investors could view Apple’s Volkswagen partnership as an investment in its growing services business; 03/04/2018 – Apple Said Planning Move From Intel For Mac Chips From 2020 (Video); 22/03/2018 – Daring Fireball: Apple Redoubling Efforts on E-Books; 12/04/2018 – VirnetX: Jury Finds Apple Willfully Infringed on Patents; 09/04/2018 – ian bremmer: BREAKING: Apple announces new emoji for Bolton’s first day as National Security Advisor.(Mustache should be big; 21/05/2018 – @robotodd asked Apple’s Siri to tell him about #WWDC18, Apple’s developer conference that starts on June 4, and it told him it’s going to get an upgrade

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $902,607 activity. $647,520 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by KONDO CHRIS. On Friday, February 1 the insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $255,087.

Among 28 analysts covering Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Apple had 84 analyst reports since October 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Tuesday, November 27 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 26 report. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $215 target in Tuesday, March 26 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 14 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, January 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 14 by Morgan Stanley. BTIG Research maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, March 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 26 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies downgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, January 3 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, January 30. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $153 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.30, from 0.67 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 82 investors sold AAPL shares while 860 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 756 raised stakes. 2.83 billion shares or 5.50% more from 2.68 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Westend Advisors Llc, North Carolina-based fund reported 200,721 shares. Perella Weinberg Partners Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 0.39% stake. Matarin Cap Limited Liability holds 53,505 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Montag A Assoc reported 1.47% stake. 115,022 were reported by Pinnacle Ptnrs. Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc reported 1.38% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Virtu Limited Liability Co accumulated 59,409 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has invested 5.52% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Maryland-based Clearbridge Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Holding Sa holds 1.71% or 1.19 million shares in its portfolio. Bankshares accumulated 34,315 shares. Wellcome Trust Limited (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust invested 9.66% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hillsdale Inv Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ingalls & Snyder Limited Liability Corp reported 275,905 shares. Monroe Comml Bank & Mi owns 0.6% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 11,365 shares.

Brown Advisory Securities Llc increased Ishares Inc (IEMG) stake by 20,390 shares to 68,219 valued at $3.23M in 2018Q4. It also upped Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 5,163 shares and now owns 46,707 shares. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was raised too.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $2.38 EPS, down 12.82% or $0.35 from last year’s $2.73 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $11.22 billion for 21.27 P/E if the $2.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.18 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -43.06% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 04/17/2019: DPW, QCOM, AAPL, ERIC, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on April 17, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Earnings: 3 Hot Tech Stocks to Watch – Nasdaq” published on April 17, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Multiple Analysts Upgrade Qualcomm After Its Apple Settlement – Nasdaq” on April 17, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Should Apple (AAPL) Pivot From Its M&A Strategy? – Nasdaq” published on April 08, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple’s History Says It Will Disappoint Investors – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 15, 2019.

Among 8 analysts covering Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Viacom had 11 analyst reports since October 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Hold” on Thursday, November 29. The stock of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 5 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) rating on Friday, April 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $36 target. Imperial Capital upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $37 target in Friday, January 11 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 21. Loop Capital upgraded Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) rating on Friday, March 29. Loop Capital has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The stock has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, October 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Tuesday, January 15. The rating was maintained by Barrington with “Buy” on Monday, February 25.

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