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(NASDAQ:MSFT) Stake Lessened by Augustine Asset Management Inc

14 January 2018

The institutional investor held 144,900 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.79 million, up from 111,651 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantum Capital Management Llc who had been investing in First Rep Bk San Francisco C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.62B market cap company. Capstone Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 7,512 shares of the software giant's stock worth $384,000 after buying an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. About 24.27 million shares traded or 9.17% up from the average. (NYSE:EDU) has risen 76.69% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Axa increased its stake in New Oriental Ed & Tech Grp I (EDU) by 10.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rench Wealth Management Inc sold 9,270 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The Capital Advisors Inc holds 356,157 shares with $26.53 million value, up from 192,421 last quarter. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $7.95. About 119,287 shares traded.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. It also reduced its holding in Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) by 68,934 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.89 million shares, and cut its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Among 5 analysts covering Tesco PLC (OTCMKTS:TSCDY), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 75 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. Leerink Swann downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Friday, May 6 report. Jefferies maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) rating on Friday, July 29. The stock has "Sell" rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 25. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Bernstein has "Buy" rating and $100.0 target. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with "Buy". Zacks Investment Research lowered Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Shine Advisory owns 9,676 shares or 0.38% of their USA portfolio. REEVE PAMELA D A sold $717,450 worth of stock. The Company's Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. First United Bank Trust raised its stake in Microsoft Corp.by 0.6% in the second quarter. Mycio Wealth Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 43,881 shares. 400 are held by Atwood And Palmer. The Wisconsin-based North Star Asset Management has invested 0.19% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Peoples Finance Serv stated it has 44,870 shares or 1.9% of all its holdings. Amica Retiree Medical accumulated 45,073 shares or 2.64% of the stock. M&T Fincl Bank holds 6,637 shares. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 189,278 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $15,797,141.88. Zimmer Limited Partnership reported 262,500 shares or 0.8% of all its holdings. (NYSE:MVC). Wells Fargo And Mn owns 0% invested in MVC Capital, Inc. 21,116 were accumulated by Aviance Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp. Moreover, Copeland Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2,871 shares.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. The California-based Palo Cap has invested 0.79% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38 % EPS growth. 55,000 shares were sold by Hood Amy, worth $4.00 million. Alethea Cap Limited Liability reported 0.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Carderock Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,981 shares of the software giant's stock worth $274,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares during the period. Highstreet Asset Mngmt holds 0.49% or 69,110 shares in its portfolio. Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Lc owns 1.70 million shares. Peak6 Lp invested in 284,351 shares. Inverness Counsel reported 592,490 shares. Caldwell & Orkin Inc has 49,401 shares. West Virginia-based Mckinley Carter Wealth Inc has invested 0.35% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 83% are positive. Franklin Street Properties had 9 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, November 23 with "Buy". (NYSE:MVC) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 6 by Maxim Group. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform". SunTrust upgraded the shares of STZ in report on Monday, March 14 to "Buy" rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 21. The stock has "Hold" rating by Vetr on Friday, August 21. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98M. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 18,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th.

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