Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Lifted Apple (AAPL) Stake by $475,867; Share Value Declined; As Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Valuation Declined, Armstrong Henry H Associates Lowered Its Stake by $599,463

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Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 0.94% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc sold 4,647 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.44% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 492,225 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $63.52 million, down from 496,872 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $370.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $139.14. About 6.54M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 8.80% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.43% the S&P500. Some Historical JNJ News: 21/05/2018 – Ahold Delhaize USA Announces Peapod Digital Labs and Names JJ Fleeman Pres and Chief eCommerce Officer; 16/03/2018 – Johnson & Johnson: Transaction Was Contemplated in Guidance Provided on Jan. 23; 27/03/2018 – Johnson & Johnson, Be The Match, and DoSomething.org Team Up With Duo Ayo & Teo For Give a Spit About Cancer Campaign; 23/04/2018 – DJ Johnson & Johnson, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (JNJ); 05/03/2018 The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Johnson & Johnson Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff; 16/03/2018 – J&J – IF OFFER IS ACCEPTED, TRANSACTION WOULD BE EXPECTED TO CLOSE BY END OF 2018; 18/04/2018 – Kentucky A.G. Beshear Sues Johnson & Johnson Over Deceptive Marketing Scheme That Fueled Opioid Epidemic; 02/04/2018 – J J EXPORTERS LTD JJEX.BO – APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION LETTER FROM S N JHUNJHUNWALA, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN; 20/03/2018 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON SAYS JOSEPH WOLK PROMOTED TO CFO; 11/03/2018 – J&J Unit: Invokana Significantly Reduces Risk of Heart Failure-Related Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Risk for or With a History of Cardiovascular Disease

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Apple (AAPL) by 3.97% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc bought 3,031 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 79,442 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $12.53 million, up from 76,411 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Apple for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $954.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.61% or $3.21 during the last trading session, reaching $202.46. About 21.97 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.49% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 22/05/2018 – Starbucks’s mobile payments system is so popular in the U.S., it has more users than Apple’s or Google’s New estimates predict that it will stay that way; 27/03/2018 – Apple goes back to school with new iPad aimed at educators; 04/04/2018 – China strikes back with duties on U.S. soybeans, planes; markets drop; 18/05/2018 – Apple $1.8 Billion Tax Arrears Payment Eases Pressure on Ireland; 31/05/2018 – Telegram says Apple has prevented it from updating since April; 01/05/2018 – Apple 2Q Rest of Asia Pacific Rev $3.96B; 10/05/2018 – Apple drops plans for data centre in Ireland due to planning delays – RTE; 26/04/2018 – Analyst cuts profit forecasts for Apple due to ‘materially weaker’ iPhone demand; 14/03/2018 – New York Post: France to sue Apple and Google for abusive practices; 30/05/2018 – AAPL, BAC, MS and 1 more: Tencent hires Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BofA to list music unit in New York. Chinese tech company wants to fetch a valuation of $30bn through listing its streaming biz, which also a stake in Spotify

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Facebook (FB) to Terminate P2P Services in UK and France – Nasdaq” on April 17, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Amazon to Launch Earbuds, Up its Game Against AAPL & Others – Nasdaq” published on April 05, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) – Light Goes From Green To Red As Weak European Data Puts Brakes On U.S. Rally – Benzinga” on March 22, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Earnings: 3 Hot Tech Stocks to Watch – Nasdaq” published on April 17, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “A Bearish Technical Signal For Apple Amid 9-Day Rally (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Benzinga” with publication date: April 09, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.30, from 0.67 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 82 investors sold AAPL shares while 860 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 756 raised stakes. 2.83 billion shares or 5.50% more from 2.68 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Moreover, Amarillo Retail Bank has 2.45% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 27,838 shares. Citigroup owns 5.12 million shares. The Bermuda-based Fil has invested 0.87% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Dsc Advsrs Limited Partnership owns 5,249 shares. Montag A Assoc, Georgia-based fund reported 86,911 shares. Bowen Hanes Comm reported 258,450 shares stake. Lodestar Invest Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation Il holds 174,071 shares or 3.35% of its portfolio. Parthenon Ltd Com reported 32,056 shares. Rmb Cap Management Ltd Llc stated it has 184,068 shares. Cna holds 11,500 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Olstein Capital Management Ltd Partnership owns 66,700 shares for 1.72% of their portfolio. Marshall & Sullivan Wa owns 3,033 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Shoker Counsel has invested 0.48% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Court Place Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 8,937 shares. Canandaigua Financial Bank And Trust owns 55,472 shares or 1.85% of their US portfolio.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $902,607 activity. 1,521 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $255,087 were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75 million and $668.66 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kimberly (KCDMY) by 58,059 shares to 143,404 shares, valued at $1.14M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) by 8,457 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 220,173 shares, and cut its stake in Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL).

Armstrong Henry H Associates Inc, which manages about $460.14 million and $608.82M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 25,959 shares to 592,613 shares, valued at $27.81 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 15,005 shares in the quarter, for a total of 232,267 shares, and has risen its stake in Tjx Companies (NYSE:TJX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.19, from 1.05 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 51 investors sold JNJ shares while 851 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 631 raised stakes. 1.79 billion shares or 5.17% more from 1.70 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. The North Carolina-based Salem Invest Counselors has invested 2.55% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Nelson Roberts Invest stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). New England Research has invested 3.63% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Ltd Liability has 175,654 shares for 1.13% of their portfolio. Bancshares Of Mellon accumulated 1.3% or 32.16 million shares. Boyer And Corporon Wealth Management Llc holds 20,746 shares. Hyman Charles D reported 4.23% stake. Garrison Fincl reported 2.42% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Quantres Asset holds 2.7% or 33,900 shares in its portfolio. Maryland Cap stated it has 0.58% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Burns J W And New York holds 2.1% or 58,160 shares. Donaldson Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 2.69% or 204,710 shares. Whittier reported 1.68% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ellington Mngmt Gru Ltd Liability holds 5,200 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams owns 17,220 shares.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 6 sales for $74.45 million activity. $24.41M worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares were sold by Fasolo Peter. Kapusta Ronald A also sold $1.23M worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares. 30,943 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares with value of $4.41M were sold by Sneed Michael E. PRINCE CHARLES also bought $268,731 worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, December 14. Shares for $38.60M were sold by Gorsky Alex. 748 shares valued at $100,050 were bought by MULCAHY ANNE M on Friday, December 14.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) PT Raised to $140 at Stifel – StreetInsider.com” on April 17, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “JNJ up 1% premarket on Q1 beat – Seeking Alpha” published on April 16, 2019, Fool.com published: “Better Buy: AbbVie vs. Johnson & Johnson – Motley Fool” on March 31, 2019. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Legal battle against opioid crisis heats up – Seeking Alpha” published on March 26, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “J&J: No settlement program for Baby Powder cases – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 28, 2019.

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