Synopsys (SNPS) Market Value Declined While Picton Mahoney Asset Management Decreased by $4.08 Million Its Stake; As Apple (AAPL) Market Value Declined, Shareholder Amica Retiree Medical Trust Has Lowered Its Holding

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Picton Mahoney Asset Management decreased its stake in Synopsys Inc (SNPS) by 13.76% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Picton Mahoney Asset Management sold 41,601 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 260,799 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $25.72M, down from 302,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Picton Mahoney Asset Management who had been investing in Synopsys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.68B market cap company. The stock increased 2.64% or $2.35 during the last trading session, reaching $91.49. About 1.21 million shares traded. Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) has declined 1.10% since January 20, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.10% the S&P500. Some Historical SNPS News: 23/05/2018 – SYNOPSYS INC SNPS.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $3.72, REV VIEW $2.94 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 31/05/2018 – SYNOPSYS BEGINS $165M ACCELERATED SHARE BUYBACK PACT; 08/03/2018 – Synopsys Collaborates with Samsung Foundry to Develop DesignWare IP for Samsung 8-nm FinFET Process; 10/04/2018 – CAST and Achronix Enable Processing from Data Center to the Edge with Lossless Compression IP; 25/04/2018 – Security in DevOps Is Lagging Despite Advantages and Opportunities, According to New Study by 451 Research and Synopsys; 08/03/2018 – SYNOPSYS – COLLABORATION WITH SAMSUNG FOUNDRY TO DEVELOP DESIGNWARE FOUNDATION IP FOR SAMSUNG’S 8-NANOMETER LOW POWER PLUS FINFET PROCESS TECHNOLOGY; 06/03/2018 Synopsys Adds New Algorithms in DesignWare Security Protocol Accelerators to Increase Protection for IoT SoCs; 31/05/2018 – Synopsys Initiates $165 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase Agreement; 23/05/2018 – Synopsys Sees FY EPS $1.66-EPS $1.76; 17/05/2018 – Synopsys Introduces Industry’s First ASIL D Ready Embedded Vision Processor IP for ADAS Applications and Self-Driving Vehicles

Amica Retiree Medical Trust decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 16.12% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amica Retiree Medical Trust sold 3,973 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,671 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.67M, down from 24,644 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amica Retiree Medical Trust who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $741.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $156.82. About 33.75M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 20, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 29/05/2018 – Shelf Life of Apple Juice Concentrate to Sustain Apple Juice Sales, Preventing Decline of Global Apple Juice Market Through 2026; 25/04/2018 – Trump and Apple CEO Cook meet at White House with trade the focus; 04/04/2018 – Apple Working on Touchless Control, Curved Screen for IPhones (Video); 06/03/2018 – Apple, Lenovo Caught in Crossfire as U.S.-China Trade War Looms; 10/05/2018 – Apple Helped Facilitate the Collaboration Between Alcoa and Rio Tinto on the Carbon-Free Smelting Process; 01/05/2018 – Apple’s gargantuan net income has piled up over the years; 27/03/2018 – Apple Unveils Everyone Can Create Curriculum to Spark Student Creativity; 18/05/2018 – Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes; 23/04/2018 – Apple Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 20/04/2018 – Apple isn’t going to trash the iPhone X, and it wasn’t a failure

Picton Mahoney Asset Management, which manages about $1.42 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (Call) (GLD) by 33,080 shares to 35,000 shares, valued at $3.95M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mondelez Intl Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 36,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 453,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A).

Since August 24, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $9.99 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $1.02M were sold by RUNKEL JOHN F JR on Thursday, August 30. The insider DE GEUS AART sold 50,000 shares worth $4.47M. On Friday, December 7 the insider Logan Joseph W sold $1.78 million.

Analysts await Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, down 22.97% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.74 per share. SNPS’s profit will be $85.22 million for 40.13 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.66 actual earnings per share reported by Synopsys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -65.66% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 23 investors sold SNPS shares while 175 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 128.39 million shares or 0.18% less from 128.62 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 8,225 were reported by Anderson Hoagland Company. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase And has 0.06% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) for 3.13 million shares. Oppenheimer Asset owns 0.06% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) for 26,392 shares. Ls Invest Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.09% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Kentucky Retirement System Tru Fund owns 2,807 shares. Jefferies Group Lc holds 0.04% or 63,593 shares. Pitcairn has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 231,473 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Ks, a Kansas-based fund reported 345,640 shares. Us State Bank De stated it has 61,691 shares. 64,963 are owned by Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt. 97,519 are owned by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Com Ltd Liability. Shell Asset Mgmt has 18,704 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 33,356 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 0.05% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS).

More notable recent Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Is Synopsys (SNPS) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year? – Nasdaq” on January 17, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Why Should You Hold Logitech (LOGI) Stock in Your Portfolio? – Nasdaq” published on December 27, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Synopsys (SNPS) Matches Q4 Earnings Estimates – Nasdaq” on December 05, 2018. More interesting news about Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “28 Stocks Moving In Monday’s Pre-Market Session – Benzinga” published on December 24, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Autodesk’s Latest Acquisition Expands Construction Portfolio – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 21, 2018.

Among 10 analysts covering Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Synopsys Inc. had 35 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Benchmark on Thursday, August 18. J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 18 by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 23 by JP Morgan. Needham maintained the shares of SNPS in report on Thursday, December 1 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $68 target in Wednesday, October 19 report. Bank of America initiated the shares of SNPS in report on Friday, August 28 with “Average” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, November 30. The stock of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

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. On Friday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, August 20 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 23. On Tuesday, March 27 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. As per Thursday, December 6, the company rating was maintained by Rosenblatt. On Tuesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Hold” rating.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $647,520 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It worsened, 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. Essex Invest Management Lc invested in 61,171 shares or 1.62% of the stock. Segall Bryant Hamill stated it has 567,027 shares or 1.88% of all its holdings. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm has invested 5.14% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Telemus Capital Limited holds 2.18% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 129,285 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Global Management Ltd Company has invested 2.25% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Jnba Fincl invested in 32,603 shares or 3.3% of the stock. Artisan Partners Ltd Partnership holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 463,610 shares. Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership owns 64,057 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Ifrah Ser holds 1.94% or 24,313 shares. Bellecapital Limited has 33,666 shares for 4.98% of their portfolio. 50,528 were reported by Northern Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation. Us-based Ancora Advsrs Limited has invested 1.53% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Smith Moore & has invested 1.97% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Checchi Capital Advisers Llc stated it has 65,817 shares. 1,900 were accumulated by Campbell & Inv Adviser Ltd.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Pre-Market Most Active for Jan 3, 2019 : CELG, BMY, AAPL, QQQ, SQQQ, TQQQ, TEVA, AMD, GE, PBR, AZN, STM – Nasdaq” on January 03, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Why Apple Won’t Be The Next BlackBerry – Seeking Alpha” published on January 11, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple: The Ultimate Buy And Hold – Seeking Alpha” on January 14, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple’s Stock Is Witnessing Bullish Momentum – Seeking Alpha” published on January 16, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Apple (AAPL) Partners With Samsung, Boosts Services Reach – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 07, 2019.

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