Mercer Capital Advisers Trimmed Its Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Stake as Valuation Declined; As Apple (AAPL) Stock Declined, Scharf Investments Trimmed Its Stake

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Mercer Capital Advisers Inc decreased its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) by 93.63% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc sold 735 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 50 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23,000, down from 785 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc who had been investing in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $5.96 during the last trading session, reaching $599.62. About 505,267 shares traded. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has risen 51.49% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.49% the S&P500. Some Historical CMG News: 14/03/2018 – CHIPOTLE SPOKESMAN CHRIS ARNOLD COMMENTS IN EMAIL; 14/03/2018 – Chipotle Marketing Head Is Out After Struggling to Fix Its Image; 19/04/2018 – Chipotle Earnings: Investors Aren’t Taking a Wait-And-See Approach — Barrons.com; 25/04/2018 – Chipotle’s New CEO Gets Welcome Gift as Sales Exceed Estimates; 14/03/2018 – Hayley Peterson: Breaking: Chipotle chief marketing officer Mark Crumpacker resigns; 23/05/2018 – CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC – FOLLOWING CHANGES, CHIPOTLE WILL CLOSE ITS DENVER AND NEW YORK CITY OFFICES; 20/03/2018 – Chipotle Names Chris Brandt Chief Marketing Officer — MarketWatch; 25/04/2018 – CHIPOTLE TO EVALUATE LESS THAN 100 OF ITS RESTAURANTS; 25/04/2018 – CHIPOTLE CEO SAYS `NO NEED’ TO START FRANCHISING NOW; 09/05/2018 – Sustainable Growth Advisers Exits Position in Chipotle

Scharf Investments Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 8.39% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scharf Investments Llc sold 33,378 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 364,663 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $82.32M, down from 398,041 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scharf Investments Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $802.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $170.18. About 22.25 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: 19/03/2018 – Telecom Paper: Apple testing MicroLed screens of its own making – report; 27/03/2018 – Huawei launches a triple camera smartphone that it claims is ‘much better’ than Apple’s iPhone X; 12/03/2018 – Financial Terms of Apple-Texture Deal Not Disclosed; 10/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – U.S. Morning Call: Oil set for biggest weekly rise in a month; Apple scraps $1 bln Irish data centre; 14/03/2018 – Spotify Stays Ahead of Apple, but Profits Remain Elusive; 14/05/2018 – Tim Cook Opens a New Front in Apple-Facebook Battle — Barron’s Blog; 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Fund Adds Intel, Exits Philip Morris, Cuts Apple; 10/05/2018 – Will Goodbody: BREAKING: Apple’s announced it will not be proceeding with plans to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co; 06/05/2018 – Apple supplier raises fears over US-China trade spat; 11/04/2018 – Phone Scoop: Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents: VirnetX has won another courtroom victory over Apple, this time

Among 48 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG), 19 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had 304 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Monday, October 22. On Thursday, January 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to “Hold”. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by CLSA. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 26. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) earned “Hold” rating by Wedbush on Monday, June 5. Oppenheimer maintained Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Raymond James given on Saturday, July 22. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CMG in report on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Chipotle Mexican Grill: How Much Higher? – Seeking Alpha” on August 24, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: JNJ, CMG, MO, EBAY – Investorplace.com” published on January 22, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Earnings Scheduled For February 6, 2019 – Benzinga” on February 06, 2019. More interesting news about Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) – After State Of the Union, Focus Turns Again To Earnings News, Geopolitics, Fed – Benzinga” published on February 06, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CMG, HBI, SGMO and PRLB among notable midday movers – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 07, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold CMG shares while 143 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 24.27 million shares or 2.75% more from 23.62 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Archon Capital Limited Com reported 0.28% of its portfolio in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Aperio Lc has invested 0.01% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.04% or 17,716 shares in its portfolio. State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 35,610 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 57,048 shares. Korea Invest Corp holds 391 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pictet North America reported 0.19% stake. Mariner Limited Liability Com reported 460 shares. Philadelphia Trust holds 0.1% or 2,781 shares in its portfolio. Garde Cap invested 0.07% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Pdt stated it has 17,812 shares. Trillium Asset Ltd Liability, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,009 shares. Fil holds 0.12% or 178,809 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Com has 331,713 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Brown Advisory Inc stated it has 6,509 shares.

Since August 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $457.06 million activity.

Scharf Investments Llc, which manages about $2.69 billion and $2.87 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,400 shares to 10,205 shares, valued at $1.68M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) by 34,708 shares in the quarter, for a total of 808,030 shares, and has risen its stake in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is again the most valuable U.S. public company – Live Trading News” on February 07, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple Outsmarted The Market – Seeking Alpha” published on February 04, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) – Market Has A Lot To Digest Amid Brexit News, China Stimulus, Bank Earnings – Benzinga” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tech execs join Trump’s workforce board – Seeking Alpha” published on February 13, 2019 as well as Fool.ca‘s news article titled: “Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) vs Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL): Which Is the Better Tech Stock? – The Motley Fool Canada” with publication date: February 04, 2019.

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. Concorde Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 3,940 shares. Brown Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 25,778 shares. Burgundy Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 1.12M shares. Kanawha Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 2.8% or 89,161 shares. Contrarius Investment Management Limited has 0.79% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 78,450 shares. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda invested 10.86% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bb&T Secs Lc invested in 456,486 shares. Milestone Grp Inc Inc owns 10,967 shares. Decatur Cap Management has invested 8.04% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Lloyds Banking Public Ltd Liability Company holds 182 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Adirondack Trust Com stated it has 3.09% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Fifth Third Bank & Trust invested 2.87% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Karpas Strategies Ltd Liability has 0.12% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Alesco Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 5,483 shares. Clearbridge Investments Limited Co owns 7.38M shares for 1.44% of their portfolio.

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