Sabal Trust Co decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 5.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sabal Trust Co sold 23,971 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 381,469 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $28.42 million, down from 405,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sabal Trust Co who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $691.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27M shares traded or 8.63% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.
Financial Engines Advisors Llc increased its stake in Dominion Energy In (D) by 27.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Engines Advisors Llc bought 66,656 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 310,852 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.91 million, up from 244,196 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Engines Advisors Llc who had been investing in Dominion Energy In for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $75.94. About 4.35M shares traded or 61.88% up from the average. Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has risen 10.88% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.
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 26.05 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.
Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $513.86 million activity. Shares for $1.98M were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE on Wednesday, August 30. Another trade for 7.00M shares valued at $507.89 million was sold by Morfit G Mason.
Sabal Trust Co, which manages about $1.00 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 242,060 shares to 950,160 shares, valued at $33.92 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 19,314 shares in the quarter, for a total of 350,821 shares, and has risen its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO).
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. Arga Invest Management LP reported 47,600 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Lourd Llc invested 0.19% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 157,500 are held by Ardsley Advisory. Albion Gru Ut holds 1.88% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 165,680 shares. Natixis invested in 0.46% or 666,520 shares. Mercer Cap Advisers owns 84,001 shares or 4.64% of their US portfolio. Parkside Fin Savings Bank And reported 0.53% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jaffetilchin Prtn Limited Co holds 0.15% or 8,589 shares in its portfolio. 375,280 are owned by Columbia Partners L L C Investment Mgmt. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Co, Virginia-based fund reported 121,446 shares. Roosevelt Inv Grp reported 1.11% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Idaho-based Buffington Mohr Mcneal has invested 2.51% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Captrust Financial holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 14,655 shares. 40,270 are held by Lederer Inv Counsel Ca. Gm Advisory Inc owns 23,342 shares.
Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 143 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 21 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Thursday, November 9 report. BMO Capital Markets initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 8. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $64.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, March 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 16. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, July 18. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”.
Financial Engines Advisors Llc, which manages about $88.20 billion and $2.99B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Flir Sys Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 10,847 shares to 5,427 shares, valued at $211,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Trust (SCHG) by 2.12 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8.83M shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Series Trust.
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