Nike (NKE) Shareholder Mastrapasqua Asset Management Cut Position by $4.84 Million as Share Price Declined; South State Cut Apple (AAPL) Position by $462,150

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Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Nike Inc (NKE) by 37.84% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc sold 57,660 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 94,703 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.02 million, down from 152,363 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Nike Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $122.81 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.13% or $1.61 during the last trading session, reaching $77.33. About 3.89 million shares traded. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has risen 19.65% since January 8, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.65% the S&P500. Some Historical NKE News: 18/04/2018 – Nike’s vice president of footwear quits; 22/03/2018 – Yahoo! Finance: Ackman exits Nike stake with $100 million in profit; 15/03/2018 – Nike Executive Resigns; C.E.O. Addresses Workplace BehaviorComplaints; 22/03/2018 – NIKE 3Q ADJ. EPS DUE TO TAX EFFECT 68C, EST. 53C; 09/05/2018 – Nike’s Executive Exodus Shows Bullies Don’t Make Good Bosses; 07/05/2018 – BNP Paribas Netherland Adds Worldpay, Exits Nike: 13F; 25/04/2018 – MEDIA-Nike’s Converse names Sophie Bambuck as its new chief marketing officer- AdAge; 26/03/2018 – M&S APPOINTS FORMER NEXT, NIKE, OLD NAVY DIRECTOR STANTON; 22/03/2018 – Nike Has ‘Deep Leadership Bench,’ CEO Says After Shakeup; 22/03/2018 – NIKE CEO: COMMITED TO ALL EMPLOYEES HAVING POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

South State Corp decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 1.75% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. South State Corp sold 2,054 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 115,621 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $26.10M, down from 117,675 at the end of the previous reported quarter. South State Corp who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $717.93B market cap company. The stock increased 2.27% or $3.36 during the last trading session, reaching $151.29. About 27.67 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 8, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 01/05/2018 – Apple Sees 3Q Gross Margin 38%-38.5%; 07/03/2018 – Friends Fun Wine Captures The Taste Buds Of Americans And Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple With Its New Miami-lnspired Fun Wine Drink; 06/04/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook: I want America to be strong. First and foremost. And one way for that, is I think everyone needs to learn to code . . . Software is nothing more, or coding is nothing more than a way to express yourself. It’s a language; 23/05/2018 – S&P: APPLE ‘AA+’ RATING AFFIRMED UPON REVIEW OF FINL POLICY; OU; 09/05/2018 – This former Facebook executive sees Apple as a massive generator of cash, but thinks the company may be slipping on the innovation side; 23/05/2018 – Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus; 05/04/2018 – DJI Updates Zenmuse X7 Camera With Support For Apple ProRes RAW; 02/04/2018 – APPLE IS PLANNING TO MOVE FROM INTEL CHIPS TO ITS OWN MAC CHIPS – CNBC, CITING REPORT; 22/05/2018 – Starbucks Wins the Cup for In-Store Mobile Payments, Apple in Second — Barron’s Blog; 17/05/2018 – WRAL: With Apple on the hook, legislative leaders roll out incentive reforms

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It is negative, 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. Callan Cap Limited Liability Com stated it has 1,960 shares. Pillar Pacific Ltd Liability Corp owns 100,093 shares for 2.45% of their portfolio. Evermay Wealth Limited Liability Corp has invested 1.75% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Tributary Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 52,219 are owned by Rock Point Advsr Lc. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Llp stated it has 12,874 shares. 1,925 are held by Salem Cap Incorporated. Bangor Bancorp accumulated 22,263 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Co Ltd Llc reported 4.67% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Investment Counselors Of Maryland Limited Liability Company accumulated 25,338 shares. Nuwave Lc holds 0.01% or 22 shares in its portfolio. Harding Loevner Lp accumulated 1.28 million shares. Covington accumulated 187,651 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mngmt stated it has 0.44% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Missouri-based Eidelman Virant Capital has invested 2.5% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since July 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $647,520 activity. Shares for $647,520 were sold by KONDO CHRIS.

South State Corp, which manages about $971.96 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in South State Corporation (NASDAQ:SSB) by 46,208 shares to 121,084 shares, valued at $9.93M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) by 1,742 shares in the quarter, for a total of 39,574 shares, and has risen its stake in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA).

Among 58 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Apple Inc. had 470 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by Maxim Group. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was upgraded by Rosenblatt. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 2 by Robert W. Baird. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $250 target in Tuesday, August 21 report. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 11 by UBS. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 30 by Citigroup. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19000 target in Friday, August 11 report.

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 $19.98 billion for 8.98 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.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “What The Pros Are Saying After Apple’s ‘Darkest Day’ (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Benzinga” on January 04, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Apple’s (AAPL) Days of Big Growth Might Be Over – Nasdaq” published on December 11, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Monday Apple Rumors: Apple Job Listings Still Include AirPower – Nasdaq” on December 10, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) – Investor Movement Index December Summary – Benzinga” published on January 07, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Indian iPhone Production Boosts DA Davidson’s Confidence In Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Benzinga” with publication date: December 28, 2018.

Since July 17, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.21 million activity. $448,774 worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was sold by Hill Elliott on Friday, July 27. Matheson Monique S. also sold $1.41 million worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) shares. Shares for $223,403 were sold by Campion Andrew.

Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc, which manages about $507.94 million and $529.05M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 61,952 shares to 78,466 shares, valued at $6.71M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1,830 shares in the quarter, for a total of 60,818 shares, and has risen its stake in Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC).

Analysts await NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) to report earnings on March, 28. They expect $0.63 EPS, down 7.35% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.68 per share. NKE’s profit will be $1.00 billion for 30.69 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by NIKE, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.15% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.01, from 0.83 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold NKE shares while 496 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 322 raised stakes. 969.47 million shares or 1.35% less from 982.71 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Dorsey Whitney Trust Com Limited Liability accumulated 0.07% or 5,471 shares. Pittenger Anderson invested in 80,490 shares. Mu Investments Ltd stated it has 85,500 shares. Landscape Capital Mngmt Lc holds 0.35% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 56,043 shares. First Fincl In has invested 0.79% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Usca Ria Lc invested 0.07% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). 933 were reported by Hilton Cap Mgmt Limited Company. 2,965 are owned by West Oak Limited Liability. Adell Harriman & Carpenter Inc holds 0% or 9,115 shares in its portfolio. 75,069 are owned by Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Incorporated Ks. Weatherly Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 0.65% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 37,197 shares. Willingdon Wealth accumulated 0.04% or 1,754 shares. Schaper Benz & Wise Inv Counsel Wi holds 117,044 shares or 1.33% of its portfolio. Tru Of Toledo Na Oh owns 53,021 shares. Aperio Limited Liability reported 0.37% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

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