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As Icu Medical (ICUI) Stock Price Rose, Holder Martingale Asset Management LP Trimmed Its Position; As Microsoft (MSFT) Share Value Rose, Capwealth Advisors Has Raised Holding by $4.59 Million

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Martingale Asset Management LP decreased its stake in Icu Medical Inc (ICUI) by 22.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Martingale Asset Management LP sold 8,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.91% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 29,503 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.37M, down from 38,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martingale Asset Management LP who had been investing in Icu Medical Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.23B market cap company. The stock increased 0.79% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $257.88. About 9,236 shares traded. ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) has risen 61.26% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.71% the S&P500.

Capwealth Advisors Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 27.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capwealth Advisors Llc bought 54,049 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 252,896 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21.63M, up from 198,847 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capwealth Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $721.86B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $93.75. About 5.52M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Capwealth Advisors Llc, which manages about $719.93 million and $555.64M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 5,138 shares to 35,796 shares, valued at $2.41M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Colony Northstar Inc Cl A by 77,371 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 256,106 shares, and cut its stake in Bank America Corp (NYSE:BAC).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 25 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 25 with “Sell”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Tigress Financial. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by UBS. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Friday, October 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, July 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. B & T Mngmt Dba Alpha Mngmt invested in 1.65% or 40,897 shares. Marsico Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 407,585 are held by Ameritas Ptnrs. Taconic Cap Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested 4.52% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Amica Retiree Medical owns 45,073 shares. Dupont Capital Management reported 908,682 shares. Northstar has invested 0.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). California-based Granite Invest Prns Limited Liability Company has invested 1.46% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Profund Advsrs Limited Com has 2.16% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bremer Trust Association has 0.55% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Northstar Asset Lc invested 1.51% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Highvista Strategies Llc stated it has 0.71% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Buffington Mohr Mcneal, a Idaho-based fund reported 76,799 shares. Argent Tru holds 2.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 122,650 shares. Jacobs And Company Ca has invested 2.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

Analysts await ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $1.62 EPS, up 9.46% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.48 per share. ICUI’s profit will be $32.86M for 39.80 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.70 actual EPS reported by ICU Medical, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.00% negative EPS growth.

Martingale Asset Management L P, which manages about $2.91B and $7.54B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) by 6,401 shares to 43,501 shares, valued at $2.52M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hospitality Prop Trust (NYSE:HPT) by 69,902 shares in the quarter, for a total of 785,801 shares, and has risen its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold ICUI shares while 75 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 15.21 million shares or 2.37% less from 15.58 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Everence Capital Management reported 1,950 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Geode Management Limited Liability holds 136,271 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. One Association holds 0.07% or 4,824 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 11,603 shares. Plante Moran Financial Advsrs Lc, Michigan-based fund reported 4 shares. Gam Ag stated it has 133,000 shares or 0.88% of all its holdings. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag accumulated 34,631 shares. Parametric Ltd Llc, Washington-based fund reported 30,779 shares. 35,000 were accumulated by Pura Vida Invs Lc. Ftb Advisors reported 338 shares. Tortoise Limited Liability Corp accumulated 120 shares. Fdx Advsr stated it has 2,022 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 111,058 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 516,693 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs holds 0.01% or 1,321 shares.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $40.42 million activity. $5.20M worth of ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) was sold by Lamb Scott E on Thursday, January 4. SWINNEY ROBERT S sold $170,140 worth of ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) on Friday, January 19. Shares for $18.58 million were sold by Jain Vivek on Thursday, October 19.

Among 5 analysts covering ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. ICU Medical had 11 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TH Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Friday, November 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Friday, November 6. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Roth Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Friday, March 11. Zacks upgraded ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICUI) rating on Monday, August 17. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $142 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Gabelli given on Friday, August 11. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $124 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, August 11.

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