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Fosun International LTD Has Trimmed Position in Sohu Com (SOHU) as Share Value Rose; As Microsoft (MSFT) Valuation Rose, Ftb Advisors Has Upped Holding

Ftb Advisors Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 5.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ftb Advisors Inc bought 4,278 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 79,237 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.91M, up from 74,959 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ftb Advisors Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $678.97B market cap company. The stock increased 3.73% or $3.17 during the last trading session, reaching $88.18. About 63.50M shares traded or 131.09% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Fosun International Ltd decreased its stake in Sohu Com Inc (SOHU) by 32.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fosun International Ltd sold 605,922 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.25 million shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $67.98 million, down from 1.85M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fosun International Ltd who had been investing in Sohu Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.30 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $33.45. About 1.08M shares traded or 112.58% up from the average. Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) has risen 19.17% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.47% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Nomura. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, December 8. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8200 target in Friday, July 21 report. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, January 26. Bank of America maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating.

Ftb Advisors Inc, which manages about $3.88B and $970.40 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) by 92,231 shares to 30,946 shares, valued at $1.53M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Domtar Corp Com New (NYSE:UFS) by 18,902 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 577 shares, and cut its stake in Sonoco Prods Co (NYSE:SON).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Hl Financial Svcs Lc accumulated 2.51M shares. Palisade Capital Mgmt Llc Nj, a New Jersey-based fund reported 9,331 shares. Hilton Cap Mngmt Limited Com has 0.13% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lucas Cap holds 0.42% or 6,300 shares in its portfolio. Girard Prtn Ltd has 1.89% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mycio Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 43,881 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. 6.37 million were reported by Thrivent For Lutherans. Hollow Brook Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 6.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Intrust Bank Na accumulated 59,866 shares. Capstone Fincl Advsrs Inc, Illinois-based fund reported 8,991 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt has 9.75 million shares. Hudson Valley Inv Advsrs Adv, a New York-based fund reported 145,137 shares. Crossvault Cap Mgmt Limited Com has 3.18% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Saturna Corporation has invested 1.79% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Pinnacle Ltd Com reported 19,031 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $5.98 million activity. $4.00 million worth of stock was sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29.

Fosun International Ltd, which manages about $1.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jounce Therapeutics Inc by 193,350 shares to 285,960 shares, valued at $4.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cowen Inc by 142,367 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.29M shares, and has risen its stake in Fanhua Inc.

Among 7 analysts covering Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Sohu.com Inc. had 7 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 22 by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Monday, October 30. JP Morgan reinitiated the shares of SOHU in report on Wednesday, August 31 with “Underweight” rating. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 19 report. As per Monday, November 30, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs.

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