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Matrix Asset Advisors Has Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Holding By $335,738; PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) Sentiment Is 0.87

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services firm in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $75.72 billion. The companyÂ’s Retail Banking segment offers deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services to consumer and small business clients through branch network, ATMs, call centers, online banking, and mobile channels. It has a 15.45 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, this segment operated a network of 2,520 branches and 9,024 ATMs.

Matrix Asset Advisors Inc decreased Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stake by 1.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Matrix Asset Advisors Inc sold 4,537 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Matrix Asset Advisors Inc holds 350,799 shares with $26.13M value, down from 355,336 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation now has $724.24B valuation. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06. About 26.33M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Matrix Asset Advisors Inc increased United Tech. Corp. (NYSE:UTX) stake by 2,902 shares to 159,658 valued at $18.53 million in 2017Q3. It also upped General Mills (NYSE:GIS) stake by 14,911 shares and now owns 132,090 shares. Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) was raised too.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.59 million activity. $1.98M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE. $325,500 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Capossela Christopher C. The insider Hood Amy sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00M.

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. Braun Stacey Associates invested 2.14% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bancorpsouth holds 0.37% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 50,841 shares. Cincinnati Insur invested in 1.43M shares or 3.17% of the stock. Davidson Garrard owns 102,666 shares or 1.8% of their US portfolio. Birch Hill Investment Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 586,173 shares. 52,832 were reported by Newman Dignan Sheerar. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund owns 204,148 shares or 2.69% of their US portfolio. Independence Trust accumulated 37,674 shares. 339,285 are owned by Denver Limited Liability Company. Ahl Ltd Liability Partnership invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.39 million shares or 1.18% of its portfolio. Cutler Investment Counsel Lc stated it has 2.84% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Jw Asset Mngmt Limited Co has 2.89% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 53,000 shares. Zevenbergen Cap Invs Ltd reported 21,650 shares. Roffman Miller Associate Pa accumulated 392,618 shares or 3.86% of the stock.

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 $6.54 billion for 27.66 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.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, April 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, December 20. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by UBS. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 23 by UBS. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair given on Tuesday, July 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7300 target in Monday, July 3 report.

Provident Trust Co holds 7.66% of its portfolio in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. for 1.28 million shares. Crossvault Capital Management Llc owns 52,027 shares or 4.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Csu Producer Resources Inc. has 3.83% invested in the company for 6,000 shares. The Missouri-based Atwood & Palmer Inc has invested 3.71% in the stock. Reliant Investment Management Llc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 32,660 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 43% of PNC’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating PNC, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $125.0 while the high is $130.0. The stock’s average target of $123.20 is -23.04% below today’s ($160.09) share price. PNC was included in 8 notes of analysts from October 6, 2016. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Tuesday, January 3 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, October 17. UBS initiated the shares of PNC in report on Wednesday, January 11 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, December 12. The stock of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by Macquarie Research. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 10 by Nomura.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $11.83 million activity.

The stock increased 1.58% or $2.49 during the last trading session, reaching $160.09. About 1.59 million shares traded. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) has risen 35.14% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.44% the S&P500.

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