Orca Investment Management LLC Trims Holdings in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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Colonial Trust Advisors increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 23.46% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Amg Funds Llc sold 24,173 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The Artemis Investment Management Llp holds 871,476 shares with $60.07 million value, down from 955,300 last quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp grew its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 21.1% in the 1st quarter. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $78.86. About 14.46 million shares traded.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, August 21 with "Buy" rating. Capossela Christopher C had sold 4,927 shares worth $338,709 on Wednesday, May 24. The institutional investor held 121,681 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $8.39 million, up from 20,176 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The insider Buckminster Douglas E. sold 3,000 shares worth $237,720.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report issued on Friday. Therefore 29% are positive. BidaskClub upgraded Microsoft Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 28 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, April 7 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 16 by Deutsche Bank. Finally, Cribstone Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 33.5% in the 1st quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. Ledyard National Bank now owns 220,560 shares of the software giant's stock worth $15,204,000 after purchasing an additional 3,764 shares during the period. The Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc holds 725,610 shares with $28.05M value, up from 606,430 last quarter. Moreover, Vident Inv Advisory has 0.02% invested in Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) for 3,606 shares. Morningstar, Inc. reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, May 23 with "Buy" rating. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv has 189,746 shares. Stralem And Inc stated it has 393,597 shares or 3.17% of all its holdings.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "What It Would Take For A Microsoft Pullback" on October 25, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Microsoft Earnings Expectations" published on October 24, 2017, Valuewalk.com published: "Microsoft Corporation Drops Lawsuit Over Gag Orders After DOJ Makes Changes" on October 24, 2017. Park Avenue Ltd Co accumulated 0.12% or 15,330 shares. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, November 10. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 9.56 million shares or 1.6% of its portfolio. Nfc Invs Lc owns 3,290 shares.

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Among 20 analysts covering Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. On average, analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post $2.98 EPS for the current year.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $1.04 billion activity. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by Argus Research. Raymond James upgraded NetGear, Inc. The stock has "Outperform" rating by William Blair on Friday, October 21. (NASDAQ:NTGR) rating on Wednesday, January 4. Stephens has "Overweight" rating and $65 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by JP Morgan. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. $86,500 worth of stock was sold by WAECHTER THOMAS H on Monday, June 5. On Wednesday, June 7 the insider SCHERER BARBARA VAUGHN sold $106,294. Its products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. The company has market cap of $1.50 billion. The Firm develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. It has a 14.47 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include retail, commercial and service provider.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.54, from 1.53 in 2017Q1. Fitbit Inc was raised too. 104 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. Prudential Finance invested in 64,154 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $77.00 target price on Microsoft Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc bought 16,725 shares as the company's stock declined 5.91% while stock markets rallied. Baltimore accumulated 155,883 shares or 2.58% of the stock. 7,781 are owned by Doheny Asset Mgmt Ca. Quantbot Techs Lp stated it has 0.21% in NetGear, Inc. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Inc holds 2.57% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 122,436 shares. Bollard Grp Ltd owns 162 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Massachusetts-based Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership has invested 0% in NetGear, Inc. Moreover, Ccm Investment Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company has 2.03% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 150,567 shares.

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