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Scharf Investments Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund (IVH) Has 0.9 Sentiment

Scharf Investments Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 2.22% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Scharf Investments Llc sold 83,406 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Scharf Investments Llc holds 3.67 million shares with $273.29 million value, down from 3.75 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $707.92 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $91.94. About 10.39M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.71% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.27. About 31,231 shares traded. Ivy Funds – Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund (IVH) has 0.00% since February 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Sii Investments Inc Wi holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Ivy Funds – Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund for 214,268 shares. National Asset Management Inc. owns 56,050 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Capital Investment Advisors Llc has 0.08% invested in the company for 72,737 shares. The Missouri-based Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. has invested 0.06% in the stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc., a Colorado-based fund reported 171,065 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.26 million activity. 55,000 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $4.00 million were sold by Hood Amy. $1.98M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE on Wednesday, August 30. The insider Capossela Christopher C sold 3,000 shares worth $279,912.

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. Moreover, Fagan Assoc has 3.47% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). World Asset Mgmt reported 757,603 shares stake. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability Corp holds 0.11% or 121,446 shares. King Wealth Management Grp Limited Com owns 30,891 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. Utd States Steel And Carnegie Pension Fund holds 3.51% or 1.03M shares in its portfolio. Cibc Fincl Bank Usa has invested 0.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cna Fincl, a Illinois-based fund reported 136,500 shares. Wg Shaheen And Associate Dba Whitney And invested 2.09% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Violich Capital holds 4.88% or 240,025 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt holds 2.34% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 319,537 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.19% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Solutions Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Peak Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 132,316 shares or 3.53% of its portfolio. The California-based Skba Capital Ltd Liability Co has invested 2.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54B for 27.04 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

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