Lau Associates Lifted Apple (AAPL) Stake By $473,550; Heritage Insurance Holdings (HRTG) SI Increased By 6.1%

Lau Associates Llc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 4.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lau Associates Llc acquired 3,075 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Lau Associates Llc holds 65,399 shares with $10.08 million value, up from 62,324 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $898.56B valuation. It closed at $175.01 lastly. It is down 62.48% since December 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Heritage Insurance Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:HRTG) had an increase of 6.1% in short interest. HRTG’s SI was 5.79M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 6.1% from 5.46 million shares previously. With 439,500 avg volume, 13 days are for Heritage Insurance Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:HRTG)’s short sellers to cover HRTG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $16.81. About 205,005 shares traded. Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) has declined 6.57% since December 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.27% the S&P500.

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial residential insurance products. The company has market cap of $447.52 million. The firm offers personal residential insurance for single-family homeowners and condominium owners; rental property insurance; and commercial residential insurance, as well as insurance policies for residential wind insurance in the state of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Hawaii, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. It has a 466.94 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 319,676 personal residential policies and 3,625 commercial residential policies.

Among 7 analysts covering Heritage Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HRTG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Heritage Insurance Holdings had 17 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock of Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 17. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27 target in Friday, August 7 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wood on Tuesday, August 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) rating on Wednesday, September 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $17.0 target. The rating was maintained by Wood with “Outperform” on Monday, June 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Friday, September 23.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Apple Inc. has $215.0 highest and $11 lowest target. $168.56’s average target is -3.69% below currents $175.01 stock price. Apple Inc. had 342 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 3. BTIG Research maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16000 target in Tuesday, June 6 report. Nomura maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Thursday, August 20. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Thursday, November 2. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 16. Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, January 27 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Friday, September 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, July 10.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $90.94 million activity. Srouji Johny sold $948,612 worth of stock. Another trade for 31,625 shares valued at $5.00M was made by SEWELL D BRUCE on Monday, August 7. 268,623 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $43.15M were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D. 35,000 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $5.52 million were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. $2.42M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Riccio Daniel J.. FEDERIGHI CRAIG also sold $9.98 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Retirement Of Alabama holds 3.46 million shares. Insight Capital And Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 44,355 shares. Pinnacle Partners holds 87,548 shares or 1.73% of its portfolio. Cambridge Trust invested 2.51% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hancock Holding has invested 0.03% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). First Natl Tru holds 2.46% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 137,564 shares. Dana Investment Advsr holds 280,650 shares. Appleton Prns Inc Ma has 144,896 shares for 3.76% of their portfolio. Martin & Com Inc Tn has 2.45% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 48,864 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 68,646 shares or 1.12% of the stock. Arete Wealth Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.27% or 36,968 shares. Elm Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 12,647 shares. Bokf Na holds 1.53% or 342,236 shares. Parsec Fin holds 292,615 shares. Amica Retiree Medical Tru invested in 3.75% or 30,922 shares.