NEW YORK (Reuters)-Major U. S.
Growth mutual fund is one of Apple's biggest sellers (AAPL. O)
Over the past six months, there has been speculation that the company's era of rapid growth is over.
Thanks to concerns that iPhone sales could decline, $77.
3 billion US Fund for world growth and income (CWGIX. O)
All 1 of it has been sold.
According to Lipper, Apple's share price has been 7 million since the end of June. The $9.
Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund 3 billion (ITHAX. O)sold 1.
In the same period, 4 million shares were reduced by 91%.
Apple stock sales by growth
Targeted manager seeking quick return
Expanding companies to further drive Apple to become
Known as a value stock-the appeal to its balance sheet or cash exceeds its growth prospects.
Investors believe Wall Street's expectations of a decline in mobile phone sales this year reflect the maturity of the US mobile phone market. S.
The smartphone market and China's slowdown have driven most of Apple's growth in China.
They were shocked when they were in Taiwan.
IPhone assemblers based at Hon Hai Precision Industries Co Ltd, commonly known as Foxconn, said revenue fell fifth in December, suggesting iPhone demand may be slowing.
The big manufacturer also plans to reduce working hours in China within a week.
A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that February is the Lunar New Year holiday, before often working overtime.
According to Thomson Reuters, Wall Street analysts expect Apple's revenue for the fiscal year ended next September to grow only 4-7%, down from 28% in the previous year.
Concerns about a slowdown pushed Apple shares down nearly 29% to $95.
Late Friday morning, from the peak of $134 on last April. 54.
"The advantages in the telephone space are getting limited and that's the challenge they 've been facing for years," said Tony Ashtar.
Portfolio Manager for growth
In the past six months, the company has sold all of its Apple shares-2% of its assets.
"They were able to achieve this by introducing a larger screen, but all the simple decisions have been made.
"Apple did not respond to a request for comment on the article.
At fund giant Fidelity, Apple is transforming into a company that is more valuable than growth investment. Its growth-
The directional Fidelity Capital Value-Added Fund has sold all its two funds.
According to Lipper, Apple's share price has been 48 million since June.
At the same time, value-
Fidelity series equity-
Income fund to buy 1.
After not having the previous Shares, 5 million shares, and made it one of the top ten buyers in the second half of last year.
Fidelity, US fund capital and Hartford Capital Growth Fund are among Apple's top 10 sellers in the last six months of 2015.
Fidelity did not respond to requests for comment and both the US fund and Hartford Capital declined to comment.
Value fund managers are more likely to play an activist role, criticizing management and pushing for stock buybacks and dividends. Todd rosenbross, director of research at Standard & Poor's Capital IQ mutual fund, said or restructured to provide shareholder returns because a company's growth rate is not enough to increase its share price.
Apple has seen activists move in.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wrote a letter to Apple's board of directors on October 2014, saying the company was "severely undervalued" and urging the expansion of the stock repurchase program and the increase in dividends.
The company increased its share buyback plan by 50% in April 2015 and plans to buy back $140 billion by March 2017.
The company also increased its quarterly dividend by 11% to 52 cents a share.
According to the latest disclosure of Lipper data records, Icahn is the fifth of the company
The largest shareholder, 52 people.
7 million shares worth about $5. 8 billion.
To some extent, Apple is already similar to value stocks.
Stocks traded at Trailing Pricesto-
The price-earnings ratio is about 10.
5, based on the income of the previous fiscal year.
In contrast, P/E for fast-is 95
Facebook Inc. (growth stock)FB. O). Overall, 41.
4% of the growth fund holds Apple from 47.
According to Lipper, it was 2% at the end of 2012.
Apple held on the 20 th.
1% of the value of the fund, from 13.
9% in the same period.
Companies that transition from growth stocks to value stocks sometimes see long-term stagnation.
Microsoft, the most popular company in the post-90 s tech bubble, fell below $40 a share in July 2000 and again did not exceed that price in nearly 14 years.
Still, some growth
The market-oriented manager holds a prominent position at Apple.
John Barr, portfolio manager of the fund for positive growth in Needham (NEAGX. O)
His weight in the company was not reduced by 5%.
He expects growth to slow but remain stable.
"The law of large numbers is happening," he said . "
"But there is no big problem with the iPhone market, and we think Apple will continue to be the innovation leader driving it.
Upright Growth Fund by David Chieuh (UPUPX. O)
Apple-21 has a bigger share.
2%-more than any other fund.
His fund has been reduced.
Apple's shares rose 4% in the three months ended Wednesday, partly because of Apple's weakness, but during that time it outperformed the S & P 500.
Chieuh predicts that Apple shares may fall another 10% before they stabilize, but lower prices will make it more attractive-eventually attracting more buyers and raising the stock price.
Some investors hope that Apple's biggest breakthrough product in the future will be a car-possibly an electric car suitable for cars --sharing.
The company has never fully acknowledged that it has a car project, but the company has recruited dozens of experts from automakers.
For now, however, stock prices have not been hit by another major shock.
Some of the recent declines stem from disappointment with the launch of Apple Watch last year, said Graham Tanaka, portfolio manager at Tanaka Growth Fund (TGFRX. O).
"People think it's going to be the next big thing, it's just a good product," he said . ".
Still, Tanaka is continuing to hold a stake in Apple as he expects the company to expand its smart home product range-similar to the Nest range of Alphabet-including Wifi --
Thermostats and home security cameras are enabled.
Such new products will increase reliance on the iPhone.
In June, Apple launched its first HomeKit-compatible product through which users can voice calls to the iPhone.
Assistant Siri turns on the lights or opens the door lock.
Meanwhile, Mark's managing partner, hedge fund manager Maurice mark, is looking for Apple to sign an agreement with media companies such as Walt Disney. DIS. N)
Sending more live content through Apple TV allows consumers to reduce the amount of cable TV broadcast.
That, in turn, will prompt more consumers to choose iPhones to manage and control their content libraries, he said.
"There is nothing more important in the world than the iPhone," he said . ".