RBC Capital Kept Brown-Forman B (BF.B) As “Hold”; Has Price Target Of $61.0; Middleton & Co Has Boosted Apple (AAPL) Position

December 8, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Middleton & Co Inc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 4.12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Middleton & Co Inc acquired 4,186 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Middleton & Co Inc holds 105,806 shares with $15.24M value, up from 101,620 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $869.34B valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $169.32. About 25.67M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Brown-Forman has $113 highest and $42 lowest target. $76.44’s average target is 15.77% above currents $66.03 stock price. Brown-Forman had 34 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. As per Thursday, December 22, the company rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Hold”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Monday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, August 31. The stock of Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 23. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 6 report.

Middleton & Co Inc decreased Ihs Markit Ltd stake by 16,757 shares to 141,359 valued at $6.23M in 2017Q2. It also reduced International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) stake by 2,711 shares and now owns 5,956 shares. Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) was reduced too.

Among 51 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 41 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Apple Inc. had 338 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by S&P Research on Friday, September 11. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, June 5 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Pacific Crest. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, April 20. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Pacific Crest. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.68 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.64 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold AAPL shares while 1068 reduced holdings. 129 funds opened positions while 634 raised stakes. 3.06 billion shares or 2.38% less from 3.13 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Georgia-based Signaturefd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.99% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 3.93 million were accumulated by Greenlight Cap Incorporated. Invest Prtnrs Limited Oh Adv owns 0.63% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 4,788 shares. Dana Inv Advisors Inc holds 302,436 shares. Tower Bridge has invested 0% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Pring Turner Gp holds 0.38% or 2,575 shares. Partner Inv Mngmt LP reported 2,955 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 2.87% or 593,359 shares in its portfolio. Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset reported 119,824 shares. 197,958 were reported by Redwood Ltd Liability Corporation. Swarthmore owns 60,450 shares for 2.01% of their portfolio. Hedeker Wealth Lc holds 3.92% or 28,323 shares in its portfolio. Hayek Kallen Invest Mngmt reported 4.63% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Fishman Jay A Limited Mi owns 407,208 shares. Foothills Asset invested 1.93% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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