Smith & Howard Wealth Management Has Raised Its Apple (AAPL) Stake by $393,310; Paychex (PAYX) Position Maintained by Bahl & Gaynor Inc

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Smith & Howard Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 46.47% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smith & Howard Wealth Management Llc bought 2,126 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,701 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $1.24M, up from 4,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smith & Howard Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $799.55B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.57% or $6.23 during the last trading session, reaching $168.49. About 42.19 million shares traded or 9.57% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 37.43% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.81% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 01/05/2018 – CNBC Now: BREAKING: Apple announces $100B buyback program, hikes dividend by 16%; 27/04/2018 – Michigan.gov: Gladwin Field Office – Apple Tree Planting with Ruffed Grouse Society; 27/04/2018 – APPLE FLAVOR & FRAGRANCE 603020.SS SAYS IT PLANS TO INVEST 400 MLN YUAN TO SET UP TWO UNITS; 24/04/2018 – Face-recognition chipmaker AMS hit by Apple order delays; 10/04/2018 – MEDIA-Apple must pay $502.6 Mln to VirnetX, federal jury rules- Bloomberg; 13/05/2018 – Apple and Samsung return to court in `Groundhog Day’ spat; 11/04/2018 – New York Post: Apple Music reportedly has 40M paying subscribers; 02/04/2018 – BNO News: Apple plans to start using its own chips in Mac computers, replacing those from Intel sources tell Bloomberg;; 28/03/2018 – Apple’s Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its data privacy practices; 09/05/2018 – Medibio Launches Personal Mental Health Measurement App for Apple Watch

Bahl & Gaynor Inc increased its stake in Paychex Inc (PAYX) by 7.05% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bahl & Gaynor Inc bought 154,086 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.34 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $160.01M, up from 2.19M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bahl & Gaynor Inc who had been investing in Paychex Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.15% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $67.68. About 2.16 million shares traded. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) has risen 27.44% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.82% the S&P500.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “BofA: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Installed Base Holds ‘Large Room’ For Upside – Benzinga” on November 20, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple: Don’t Buy The Bounce – Seeking Alpha” published on December 05, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “The I-Phonecalypse – Seeking Alpha” on November 26, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Noteworthy ETF Inflows: IVW, MSFT, AAPL, V – Nasdaq” published on December 06, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Valuation Catches Up To Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) — How Did It Happen? – Benzinga” with publication date: November 27, 2018.

Among 58 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Apple Inc. had 454 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, September 13. Citigroup maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Tuesday, November 21. Robert W. Baird maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, April 27. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $120 target. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, August 2. As per Wednesday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, September 11. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by FBN Securities. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 27.

Since June 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $4.86 million activity. WILLIAMS JEFFREY E sold $2.99M worth of stock or 15,653 shares. Shares for $647,520 were sold by KONDO CHRIS.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.71 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.02, from 0.69 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 57 investors sold AAPL shares while 1002 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 622 raised stakes. 2.77 billion shares or 3.26% less from 2.86 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Triangle Secs Wealth Management has 12,897 shares. Intact Investment Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Wms Prtnrs reported 3.86% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Wells Fargo And Mn invested 1.34% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). State Of Wisconsin Inv Board accumulated 5.89M shares. Newfocus Fincl Gp Ltd holds 8.77% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 78,632 shares. 173,559 are owned by Lodestar Invest Counsel Llc Il. Timessquare Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Intersect Ltd Company holds 4.05% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 45,478 shares. Hightower Advsr Llc has 1.86M shares for 2.7% of their portfolio. Colrain Cap Ltd Liability holds 5.5% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 25,201 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Limited Liability holds 1.35 million shares. Westchester Mgmt stated it has 74,453 shares or 5.86% of all its holdings. Fairview Capital Investment Mngmt Limited holds 12,410 shares. Ally Inc holds 25,000 shares or 0.91% of its portfolio.

More notable recent Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Accenture Completes Kolle Rebbe Buyout, Focuses on Germany – Nasdaq” on December 03, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Symantec, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Novavax, BBX Capital, Paychex, and US Foods Holding — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results – GlobeNewswire” published on December 03, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Exclusive: Blackstone plans IPO of US benefits manager Alight – sources – StreetInsider.com” on December 05, 2018. More interesting news about Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Paychex (PAYX) Stock Now – Nasdaq” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Fang Holdings (SFUN) Misses Q3 Earnings, Revenue Estimates – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 04, 2018.

Since July 5, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 17 sales for $16.45 million activity. On Tuesday, October 23 DOODY JOSEPH bought $66,500 worth of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) or 1,000 shares. Another trade for 515 shares valued at $36,241 was sold by Gibson John B. Another trade for 32,359 shares valued at $2.26M was sold by Zaucha Laurie L.. Schaeffer Stephanie L had sold 258 shares worth $18,155. MUCCI MARTIN had sold 2,683 shares worth $188,803 on Wednesday, July 11. Gioja Michael E sold 5,542 shares worth $386,776.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc, which manages about $7.63 billion and $9.56 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 6,550 shares to 24,679 shares, valued at $1.14 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gentex Corp (NASDAQ:GNTX) by 13,403 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 266,216 shares, and cut its stake in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL).

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