Microsoft Ord (MSFT) Stock Price Rose While Canal Insurance Company Raised Its Position

January 19, 2018 - By marketbeat

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Dillon Associate invested 0.26% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Santa Barbara Asset Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 3.21 million shares. Snow Capital Management Lp reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Ca accumulated 2.66% or 94,111 shares. 14,486 are held by First Commercial Bank Sioux Falls. Virtu Financial Limited Liability Corp holds 0.05% or 4,003 shares. Fir Tree Incorporated owns 2.19 million shares or 4.64% of their US portfolio. 196 were reported by Quantbot Tech Ltd Partnership. U S Global Investors holds 0.23% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 8,400 shares. Raymond James & Assocs has invested 1.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Great West Life Assurance Can, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 8.11 million shares. North Star Investment Mngmt Corporation owns 1.09% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 115,834 shares. Platinum Investment Management Limited invested 0.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Trillium Asset Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.77% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 415,795 shares. Macnealy Hoover Invest Mgmt Incorporated, a Ohio-based fund reported 43,155 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Morfit G Mason sold $507.89M worth of stock or 7.00M shares. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Hood Amy sold $4.00 million.

Canal Insurance Company increased its stake in Microsoft Ord (MSFT) by 180% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canal Insurance Company bought 90,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 140,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.43 million, up from 50,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Canal Insurance Company who had been investing in Microsoft Ord for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $695.09B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $90.1. About 24.16M shares traded or 4.81% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Time To Take Profits In Microsoft” on January 15, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Microsoft Corporation Stock Keeps Going up, but $90 Looks Like a Peak” published on January 12, 2018, Fool.com published: “Better Buy: Microsoft Corporation vs. Google” on December 29, 2017. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “From Ego To Empathy: A Microsoft Transformation” published on January 10, 2018 as well as Csrwire.com‘s news article titled: “A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD” with publication date: January 17, 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 -8.37% below currents $90.1 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 144 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, September 25 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, July 17. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 7 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, September 17 report. Canaccord Genuity initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, May 16 report. Citigroup maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 27 with “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 27 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating.

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