(NASDAQ:MSFT) is Swedbank's 2nd Largest Position

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Associated Banc-Corp bought 21,647 shares as the company's stock declined 2.83% while stock markets rallied. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc grew its holdings in Microsoft by 14.4% during the 3rd quarter. Opera Trading Capital now owns 2,433 shares of the software giant's stock worth $168,000 after acquiring an additional 2,283 shares during the last quarter. About 2.02 million shares traded or 7.51% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Fcg Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) by 18.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gvo Asset Management Ltd sold 71,500 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,434 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.44 million, down from 25,052 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Microsoft Corp Com now has $691.23B valuation. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,139,433 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,319,271,000 after buying an additional 4,699,588 shares during the last quarter. About 17.81 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. (NYSE:MVC) for 12,237 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 184,278 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,376,156.32. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirty-one have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 72% are positive. Paychex had 43 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold". Pacific Center for Financial Services raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America maintained Paychex, Inc. Leerink Swann maintained Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) rating on Monday, October 9. The stock of Paychex, Inc. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22 with "Sell". Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, January 13 to "Overweight" rating. The stock of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, September 28.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.70 million activity. Hood Amy sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00 million. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.58, for a total transaction of $1,088,592.14. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. $930,000 worth of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ MSFT) opened at $89.60 on Friday.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.91 million activity. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 23 investors sold LPI shares while 41 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes.

WMS Partners LLC decreased its position in shares of Microsoft Co. Riverpoint Limited Company holds 147,504 shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:PAYX) for 35,124 shares. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability Corp reported 30,488 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Orleans Corp La reported 4,778 shares. 101,283 are held by Lafayette Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) or 63,196 shares. Westwood Grp Inc Inc stated it has 0.34% in Parsley Energy, Inc. Microsoft makes up 5.2% of Swedbank's portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. (NYSE:MVC). Arbiter Cap Lc holds 0.21% in MVC Capital, Inc. 3,892 were reported by Goodman Corp. Spears Abacus Advsr Ltd accumulated 542,065 shares or 4.83% of the stock.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Tompkins reported 325 shares. Barrett Asset Mgmt Lc owns 487,902 shares for 2.65% of their portfolio. Kempen Capital Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 45,139 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust And Tru holds 0% or 126 shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. The software giant reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.12. SWM's profit will be $18.74 million for 18.81 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Microsoft by 300.0% in the second quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 1.4 in 2017Q2.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in MSFT. Verity Verity Ltd Llc holds 2.73% or 125,769 shares in its portfolio. Murphy Pohlad Asset Limited Company owns 80,695 shares. Moreover, Stevens Mngmt LP has 0.28% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). One Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Microsoft by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Saturna Corporation has invested 1.79% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Financial Management Limited stated it has 126,800 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Holdings Limited Liability has invested 0.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 878,355 are owned by Scotia. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas holds 77,000 shares. Parkwood Limited Liability Com reported 121,067 shares stake. Fdx Advsrs owns 36,559 shares. Fincl Mngmt Professionals reported 833 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Lsv Asset reported 1.47 million shares. (NYSE:LPI). Bluecrest Cap Management owns 0.01% invested in Laredo Petroleum, Inc. Bankshares Of America De reported 87.27 million shares. (NYSE:LPI). Northern accumulated 805,540 shares or 0% of the stock. Costco Whsl Corp New Com (NASDAQ:COST) was raised too. Therefore 48% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 142 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by Bernstein. Credit Suisse Group reissued a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, October 27th. The company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by Wunderlich. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $85.00 price objective on Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to "Outperform" on Tuesday, May 24. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $105.0 target in Friday, December 8 report. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, September 26 with "Buy" rating.

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