Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) Stock Rating Maintained at JP Morgan Cazenove; New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Trimmed Apple (AAPL) Holding By $1.25 Million

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 1.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board sold 8,100 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 476,566 shares with $73.45M value, down from 484,666 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $894.09B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $176.21. About 38.45 million shares traded or 8.29% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since March 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) had its stock rating reaffirmed as “Overweight” by research analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove. This was released in a research report on Monday, 5 March.

The Weir Group PLC designs, manufactures, and sells highly-engineered services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of 4.31 billion GBP. The firm operates in three divisions: Minerals, Oil & Gas, and Flow Control. It has a 62.28 P/E ratio. The Minerals segment engineers pumps, valves, cyclones, crushers, high pressure grinding rolls, rubber, and other solutions; and provides slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support services for mining, sand and aggregates, and oil sands markets.

Among 24 analysts covering Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Weir Group PLC has GBX 2570 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. GBX 1960.65’s average target is 1.88% above currents GBX 1924.5 stock price. Weir Group PLC had 256 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, November 2 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, November 25, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Jefferies. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Espirito Santo Execution. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 22 by Nomura. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 22. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) earned “Sell” rating by Investec on Tuesday, June 13. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 31. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas given on Monday, February 27. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Barclays Capital.

The stock increased 1.32% or GBX 25 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1924.5. About 213,710 shares traded. The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) has 0.00% since March 5, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.72 EPS, up 29.52% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.80B for 16.20 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. $9.78M worth of stock was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Tuesday, October 3. Riccio Daniel J. had sold 15,641 shares worth $2.73M. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold 56,808 shares worth $8.79 million.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 378 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 12 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 21 by S&P Research. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, March 7 by Pacific Crest. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. UBS maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Monday, October 23. UBS has “Buy” rating and $180.0 target. Rosenblatt reinitiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 11 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating.