British Columbia Investment Management Corp Has Boosted Its Position in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by $7.60 Million as Stock Rose

January 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1.35M are held by Oppenheimer Asset. Howard Capital Mgmt holds 3.77% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 328,640 shares. Nokota Mngmt Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 747,830 shares. Cornerstone Cap Inc invested in 285,293 shares or 3.72% of the stock. Palladium Limited Liability Corp holds 2.59% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 456,174 shares. Stelliam Mgmt LP stated it has 1.41% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 2.53% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Avenir holds 6.41% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 1.00M shares. Findlay Park Partners Limited Liability Partnership owns 8.35 million shares or 6.15% of their US portfolio. Cooke & Bieler Limited Partnership reported 3,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hudson Valley Invest Inc Adv holds 145,137 shares. Cannell Peter B Co Incorporated holds 1.25M shares or 3.22% of its portfolio. Cumberland has invested 2.39% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Bank & Trust Of Hawaii has 1.43% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 226,626 shares. Illinois-based Country Tru Fincl Bank has invested 2.63% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. 55,000 shares valued at $4.00M were sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98M worth of stock or 26,763 shares.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. British Columbia Investment Management Corp bought 102,764 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.61M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $343.31 million, up from 4.51 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $694.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $90. About 36.88 million shares traded or 57.65% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

British Columbia Investment Management Corp, which manages about $12.94B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vornado Rlty Tr (NYSE:VNO) by 52,640 shares to 100,274 shares, valued at $7.71 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Huntington Ingalls Inds Inc (NYSE:HII) by 33,947 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 19,644 shares, and cut its stake in Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Is Microsoft Corporation a Buy?” on January 02, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Watch Microsoft Corporation Stock, but Do Not Buy Now” published on January 18, 2018, Csrwire.com published: “A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD” on January 17, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Microsoft Corporation” published on January 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “From Ego To Empathy: A Microsoft Transformation” with publication date: January 10, 2018.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $115.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $82.56’s average target is -8.27% below currents $90 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 145 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy” on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, May 24 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, July 3. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 29 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 14. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, September 26 with “Buy” rating.

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