Intrust Bank Na Has Increased Its Apple (AAPL) Stake by $316,575; Macquarie Group LTD Cut Stake in Grainger W W (GWW) by $5.34 Million as Valuation Declined

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Intrust Bank Na increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 3.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Intrust Bank Na bought 1,407 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,410 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $10.03 million, up from 43,003 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Intrust Bank Na who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $804.62B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $170.64. About 12.72 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 23/03/2018 – Ireland chooses investment firms to manage Apple cash; 20/04/2018 – The decline in Apple offset a 4.3 percent gain in General Electric. The industrial giant reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations; 19/04/2018 – Michigan.gov: Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Apple Committee; 25/04/2018 – TRUMP MEETING W/ APPLE’S COOK HAS ENDED: WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL; 02/05/2018 – PYPL, AAPL, AMZN and 1 more: $AMZN Amazon Said to Offer Retailers Discounts to Adopt Payment System – ! $PYPL $AAPL $AMZN $SQ; 03/04/2018 – Apple to replace Intel chips with own processors in 2020 Macs, sources say; 14/03/2018 – Apple set to launch wireless charging pad AirPower this month, sources say; 03/04/2018 – Apple Said Planning Move From Intel For Mac Chips From 2020 (Video); 18/05/2018 – Samsung Likely to Avoid $1 Billion Apple Fee (Audio); 19/04/2018 – Apple has released a new affordable iPad model

Macquarie Group Ltd decreased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 22.05% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Macquarie Group Ltd sold 14,960 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,900 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $18.91M, down from 67,860 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.37B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $310.89. About 240,686 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 28.36% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.36% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – JOSEPH HIGH TO RETIRE AS CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER; 16/04/2018 – W W Grainger Inc expected to post earnings of $3.43 a share – Earnings Preview; 21/04/2018 – DJ WW Grainger Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GWW); 02/04/2018 – W.W. Grainger: Chief People Officer Joseph High to Retire; 02/04/2018 Grainger Names Thomas Okray CFO; 23/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $240 FROM $220; 25/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 6.3 PCT TO $1.36/SHR; 25/04/2018 – Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6.3 Percent; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises 2018 View To EPS $14.30-EPS $15.30; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Year Sales Guidance to Range of 5% to 8%

Among 21 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $224.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. Wells Fargo maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $210.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Friday, December 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets initiated the shares of GWW in report on Tuesday, April 5 with “Outperform” rating. Stephens maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Sell” on Tuesday, January 9. Stephens maintained the shares of GWW in report on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, July 30 to “Underperform” rating.

Macquarie Group Ltd, which manages about $61.38B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Beacon Roofing Supply Inc (NASDAQ:BECN) by 29,790 shares to 47,494 shares, valued at $1.72M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in F M C Corp (NYSE:FMC) by 5,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Wns Holdings Ltd (NYSE:WNS).

Since August 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $5.52 million activity. ANDERSON BRIAN P had sold 1,000 shares worth $360,177 on Thursday, August 16.

More notable recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” on January 24, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “How Far Could W.W. Grainger Fall? – Seeking Alpha” published on April 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: W.W. Grainger, Inc. – Seeking Alpha” on November 21, 2018. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 15, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 15, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Should You Buy WW. Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) At $255.3? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: March 03, 2018.

Investors sentiment is 0.81 in 2018 Q3. Its the same as in 2018Q2. It is flat, as 28 investors sold GWW shares while 228 reduced holdings. only 80 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 41.59 million shares or 3.78% less from 43.23 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Neville Rodie Shaw Inc has invested 0.08% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 17,875 shares. Trustmark Comml Bank Tru Department has 0.07% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 2,791 shares. Salem Counselors holds 0.02% or 600 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 4,500 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Dynamic Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 983 shares. The Netherlands-based Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has invested 0.43% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). British Columbia Mngmt Corp holds 30,864 shares. 20,312 were reported by Ronna Sue Cohen. Janney Cap Lc holds 7,896 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pitcairn reported 1,307 shares. 8 are held by Tarbox Family Office. Cibc World Incorporated invested 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0.02% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Old Bank & Trust In invested in 7,481 shares.

Intrust Bank Na, which manages about $393.94 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 5,386 shares to 12,970 shares, valued at $790,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q3 2018. 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. Budros Ruhlin Roe stated it has 42,001 shares or 1.87% of all its holdings. Weiss Multi reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ingalls Snyder has invested 2.45% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Uss Inv Management Limited reported 2.37% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Sunbelt Secs Incorporated reported 20,180 shares or 2.44% of all its holdings. Gam Holding Ag owns 52,228 shares. Federated Inc Pa reported 1.19 million shares. Martin Currie Ltd has 2.63% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 167,837 shares. Archford Strategies Lc holds 1.77% or 21,574 shares. Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc stated it has 74,906 shares. Acropolis Invest Llc holds 0.48% or 13,368 shares. Forward Management Limited Liability Co invested 0.29% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Newman Dignan Sheerar holds 23,123 shares. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust stated it has 4.07% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Jlb Assoc accumulated 3.76% or 77,756 shares.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $902,607 activity. $255,087 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D.

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