Ingalls & Snyder LLC Acquires 5032 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Sheri Evans
January 14, 2018

Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC now owns 592,237 shares of the software giant's stock worth $34,113,000 after buying an additional 9,803 shares during the period.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Nelson Obus decreased its stake in Mvc Capital Inc (MVC) by 15.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palouse Capital Management Inc sold 2,805 shares as the company's stock rose 9.50% with the market. Burney Com holds 0.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 145,039 shares. Praesidium Investment Management Company Llc who had been investing in Masonite Intl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.10B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $136.58. About 4.32M shares traded. Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) has risen 16.67% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.18% the S&P500.

Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Microsoft's Q2 2018 earnings at $0.91 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.82 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.98 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.01 EPS. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MSFT. Gvo Asset Ltd has invested 5.48% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, August 7. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Repligen Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth. ADV now owns 4,939 shares of the software giant's stock worth $340,000 after acquiring an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. Blue Fincl Cap Incorporated reported 60,142 shares. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Deutsche Bank. Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership reported 35,000 shares. Bancorp Of The West stated it has 81,720 shares. Tekla Capital Management Limited Liability holds 0.28% in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) or 914,548 shares. Ranger Investment Management L.P. owns 734,232 shares or 2.11% of their U.S. portfolio. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Kbc Nv accumulated 28,358 shares. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The correct version of this news story can be viewed at Finally, Pacific Center for Financial Services boosted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. The software giant reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.12.

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Among 3 analysts covering Akzo Nobel N.V. BioMarin Pharmaceutical had 76 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, August 13 to "Buy" rating. Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $67 target. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, August 22. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12 to "Hold". The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $86.97. The institutional investor held 150,953 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.90 million, down from 155,179 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $20.19 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $969,915 was sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR.

Praesidium Investment Management Company Llc, which manages about $1.38 billion and $1.23B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) by 4,027 shares to 168,810 shares, valued at $30.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Its up 0.04, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. Finemark Bank & Trust And Tru invested in 334,602 shares. 21 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. Lourd Cap Ltd Company reported 3,548 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Cincinnati Insurance reported 1.43 million shares or 3.17% of all its holdings. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 2,677 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $185,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the period. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 1,031 holders increased their positions by a total of 174.19 million shares, 1,261 holders decreased the positions by a total of 173.47 million shares, and 231 holders held their positions. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability has 1.23% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sterneck Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 144,710 shares. Logan Capital reported 0.35% stake. Arrowmark Colorado Holdings Limited Liability has invested 0.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 184,278 shares of the company's stock, valued at $15,376,156.32. Moreover, Vontobel Asset Mgmt has 2.33% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). First Advsrs LP has 318,881 shares. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust has 0.36% invested in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). (NYSE:MVC) rating on Thursday, January 11. They expect $0.62 EPS, down 64.97% or $1.15 from last year's $1.77 per share. UNH's profit will be $2.42 billion for 22.86 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 36% are positive. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 15. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 2 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with "Buy". The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Thursday, August 10 to "Equal-Weight". The firm has "Buy" rating by Janney Capital given on Friday, September 8. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 27 with "Buy". Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 7,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, January 30th. Mizuho maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, October 19 with "Buy" rating.

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