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Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Guyasuta Investment Advisors Has Decreased Its Holding as Shares Rose; As Netease (NTES) Shares Declined, Holder Cibc Asset Management Has Decreased Its Position by $453,000

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.19% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc sold 4,998 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 415,316 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $28.63 million, down from 420,314 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $670.01B market cap company. The stock increased 2.55% or $2.16 during the last trading session, reaching $86.85. About 53.94M shares traded or 158.87% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Cibc Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Netease Inc (NTES) by 12.62% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cibc Asset Management Inc sold 1,510 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.53% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,453 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.14 million, down from 11,963 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cibc Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Netease Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $46.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $355.79. About 1.86 million shares traded or 21.56% up from the average. NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) has risen 77.85% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.15% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. NetEase had 39 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. Credit Suisse initiated NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) on Friday, August 19 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, February 25. Vetr upgraded NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Vetr has “Hold” rating and $148.56 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, September 28. The stock of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. Bernstein initiated it with “Underperform” rating and $200 target in Wednesday, January 11 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, November 16. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was initiated by Nomura with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, September 21.

Cibc Asset Management Inc, which manages about $14.48B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (QQQ) by 9,685 shares to 23,228 shares, valued at $3.20M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) by 3,224 shares in the quarter, for a total of 15,298 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Inc.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63B for 25.25 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Cna Financial Corporation has 2.22% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 5,303 are held by Lbmc Investment Advsrs Lc. Nfc Investments Limited Liability accumulated 3,290 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 122,436 were reported by Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Mgmt. Check Mgmt Ca invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Westchester Mngmt holds 4.16% or 132,418 shares. Lone Pine Limited Liability Company stated it has 3.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Arrowmark Colorado Holding Ltd Co, Colorado-based fund reported 392,158 shares. Tnb Fincl has invested 2.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 189,746 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Cumberland Prtn Ltd has invested 2.33% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aureus Asset Management Lc invested 0.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sterling Ltd Llc holds 1.40M shares. Spears Abacus Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp reported 4.7% stake. Moreover, Westend Advisors Lc has 0% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 799,678 shares.

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

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 138 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBN Securities on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy”. Atlantic Securities upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, November 10 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Jefferies maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 29 with “Underperform” rating.

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