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Jw Asset Management Has Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Position by $888,000; Crestwood Capital Management LP Has Lowered Ebay (EBAY) Position by $1.64 Million

Michael R. Weisberg decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (EBAY) by 15.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crestwood Capital Management Lp sold 43,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael R. Weisberg held 237,820 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.15 million, down from 281,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crestwood Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $38.46. About 7.51 million shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 44.45% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.75% the S&P500.

Jw Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 18.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jw Asset Management Llc sold 12,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.95 million, down from 65,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jw Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $694.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.0688 during the last trading session, reaching $90.0312. About 19.27 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 144 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wunderlich maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60 target in Wednesday, July 20 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by FBN Securities. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Piper Jaffray. Wunderlich maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 29. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $55 target. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7500 target in Friday, July 21 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, July 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $7300 target. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating.

Jw Asset Management Llc, which manages about $372.23 million and $136.52M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tesla Inc by 8,225 shares to 67,225 shares, valued at $22.93 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. 7.00 million Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $507.89 million were sold by Morfit G Mason. Hood Amy sold $4.00 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. Banque Pictet And Cie Sa invested in 443,623 shares. Beaumont Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation has 8,565 shares. Somerset reported 3.25% stake. Westpac Banking Corp, Australia-based fund reported 906,076 shares. Hancock Holdings owns 189,673 shares. Boyar Asset Management Incorporated accumulated 99,499 shares. 91,642 are held by River And Mercantile Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership. Moneta Gru Invest holds 71,459 shares or 0.83% of its portfolio. Teachers Insur And Annuity Association Of America reported 175,800 shares. Citizens And Northern holds 0.98% or 17,296 shares in its portfolio. Check Cap Inc Ca holds 19,340 shares. Davis Selected Advisers has 1.11% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.49M shares. Karpas Strategies Llc accumulated 24,085 shares. Polen Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has 7.08 million shares for 4.25% of their portfolio. Susquehanna International Grp Inc Llp reported 0% stake.

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 26.17 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.

Analysts await eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 11.36% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.44 per share. EBAY’s profit will be $511.77M for 19.62 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by eBay Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.64% EPS growth.

Among 44 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 25 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. eBay Inc had 142 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 12 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, September 25 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3100 target in Friday, July 14 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 29. The rating was initiated by Jyske Bank with “Strong Buy” on Wednesday, January 13. Maxim Group initiated the shares of EBAY in report on Thursday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. Wedbush maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $34 target in Thursday, October 13 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Needham.

Crestwood Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.75 billion and $186.98M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) by 11,124 shares to 68,904 shares, valued at $13.74M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 113,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 199,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 47 investors sold EBAY shares while 306 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 878.69 million shares or 1.02% less from 887.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 3,116 shares. Personal Capital Advsr accumulated 5,437 shares. Orrstown Financial Service reported 0.04% stake. 755,000 are owned by General American Investors. Ct Mason stated it has 55,220 shares. Hills Fincl Bank And holds 0.13% or 11,197 shares. Zeke Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 16,563 shares. Tarbox Family Office has invested 0.01% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) Sa owns 8,132 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Security Natl Tru holds 0.19% or 14,685 shares. Capital Finance Advisers Limited Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 33,774 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Corporation reported 392,000 shares stake. 6,113 are held by Colony Gru Ltd Liability. Wg Shaheen Assoc Dba Whitney Co holds 51,535 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Catalyst Advsr Limited Company owns 37,000 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $10.13 million activity. 69,406 shares valued at $2.61M were sold by FISHER STEPHEN on Friday, October 20. Another trade for 34,832 shares valued at $1.22M was sold by Lawton III Harry A. 25,000 shares were sold by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES, worth $937,805 on Thursday, September 7. Yetto Kristin A sold $2.64 million worth of stock.

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