Analysts may be tripping over one another to proclaim the sky is falling for Apple, but apparently no-one told hedge fund managers because (surprise, surprise!) it turns out they’re not in a hurry to get rid of their AAPL stock at all.
Far from it, in fact.
According to disclosures made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Cabot Wealth Management boosted its Apple holdings by 0.8 percent in Q4 2015, giving it a total of 88,709 shares — worth $9,338,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Lowe FS also increased its stake in Apple by 0.6 percent, while Creative Planning bought the equivalent of $338,000 during the year’s fourth quarter, Oakmont Partners upped its Apple investment to 3,856 shares valued at $406,000, Capital Management purchased 1,129 extra shares for a total value of $417,000, and Harvest Management increased its AAPL shareholdings by 20 percent to bring its total Cupertino stock value to $463,000.
While it could certainly be argued that many of these increases in AAPL stock were made before the recent market turbulence, it definitely strikes me as strange that analysts would be predicting doom and gloom at the same time many (although not all) hedge funds are doubling-down on their Apple holdings. Or maybe I’m missing something?