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Procter & Gamble (PG) Shareholder Daniel Devine & Company Trimmed Stake by $399,217; Alpine Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position by $3.40 Million; Share Value Rose

Daniel Devine & Company decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble (PG) by 54.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Daniel Devine & Company sold 4,387 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3,635 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $331,000, down from 8,022 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Daniel Devine & Company who had been investing in Procter & Gamble for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $232.51B market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $91.65. About 6.56 million shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Alpine Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 2.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Investment Management Llc sold 45,924 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.82M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $135.25 million, down from 1.86 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $705.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.64% or $1.475 during the last trading session, reaching $91.475. About 15.57M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. First Foundation Advisors invested in 1.30M shares. Catalyst Advsr Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Clark Estates stated it has 119,555 shares or 1.48% of all its holdings. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management Corp invested in 0.76% or 1.08M shares. Davis reported 0.95% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Security Bancshares Of So Dak reported 1.73% stake. J Goldman And LP has 65,040 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. New England Rech & Mgmt Incorporated invested 1.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lmr Prtnrs Llp reported 0.44% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Walter Keenan Fincl Consulting Company Mi Adv accumulated 90,119 shares or 3.1% of the stock. Private Ocean Limited Liability Company stated it has 7,425 shares. 136,861 were accumulated by Ls Investment Advsr Limited Liability. Duff & Phelps Inv Mngmt holds 0.09% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 86,580 shares. Busey reported 2.69% stake. Lucus Ltd Liability owns 4,708 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63B for 26.59 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

Alpine Investment Management Llc, which manages about $980.30M and $1.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spx Flow Inc by 9,146 shares to 2.38 million shares, valued at $91.69M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Express Scripts Hldg Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 83,811 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.72M shares, and has risen its stake in Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT).

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Hood Amy sold $4.00M worth of stock or 55,000 shares. The insider Morfit G Mason sold $507.89 million.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 145 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Tuesday, September 22. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 31 by Argus Research. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 13. Jefferies maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, June 13 with “Sell” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 8 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, September 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Franklin holds 0.3% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 6.81 million shares. California-based Lederer Assocs Invest Counsel Ca has invested 1.87% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Tirschwell & Loewy Inc invested 0.26% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Fred Alger Inc reported 43,739 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Inc reported 2.32M shares stake. Boltwood Cap Mngmt holds 30,009 shares or 1.77% of its portfolio. Lvm Management Ltd Mi owns 23,209 shares. First Interstate National Bank has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has invested 0.65% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Sprucegrove Inv Mgmt Limited has invested 1.22% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Proffitt Goodson Inc reported 13,454 shares. Moreover, Schaper Benz And Wise Counsel Incorporated Wi has 0.24% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 17,086 shares. Motco invested in 0.88% or 94,251 shares. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.02% or 6,291 shares. Stack Mngmt stated it has 0.95% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 74 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Thursday, July 30. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 26 by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. Johnson Rice upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 26 report. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Monday, October 26 with “Neutral” rating.

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