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Northeast Investment Management Cut Its Stake in Union Pac (UNP) by $527,156 as Stock Declined; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Srs Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Holding as Stock Value Rose

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Northeast Investment Management decreased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 1.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northeast Investment Management sold 3,934 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 265,510 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $35.61 million, down from 269,444 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northeast Investment Management who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $106.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $136.89. About 1.44 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 26.23% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Karthik Sarma decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 74.9% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Srs Investment Management Llc sold 478,168 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Karthik Sarma held 160,239 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.71 million, down from 638,407 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Srs Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $741.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.21% or $2.08 during the last trading session, reaching $96.25. About 15.50 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Northeast Investment Management, which manages about $1.26B and $1.19B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 11,295 shares to 41,389 shares, valued at $8.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 22,520 shares in the quarter, for a total of 212,078 shares, and has risen its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY).

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.65 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.33 from last year’s $1.32 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.28 billion for 20.74 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual EPS reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.84% EPS growth.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $7.37 million activity. 15,576 shares were sold by Whited Elizabeth F, worth $2.08M on Tuesday, April 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold UNP shares while 505 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 598.50 million shares or 0.52% less from 601.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.46% or 289,830 shares in its portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) Sa holds 0.04% or 3,270 shares. Moneta Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 221 shares. Davenport & Comm Limited Com has invested 0.71% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Kentucky Retirement holds 0.46% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 48,542 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Bancorp accumulated 20,309 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Hrt Fincl Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.62% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Bb&T Corp holds 0.31% or 124,995 shares in its portfolio. Fort Washington Inv Incorporated Oh holds 632,555 shares. Fire Grp Inc has 5,000 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Virtu Fincl Llc holds 7,065 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion State Bank stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Endurance Wealth Mgmt owns 14,666 shares. Ipswich Management holds 2.23% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 39,264 shares. Moreover, Hennessy Advisors has 0.11% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 109 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Thursday, July 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $11500 target. Atlantic Securities initiated Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Thursday, August 11 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, October 5. Daiwa Securities upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Argus Research. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Perform”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $113 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, September 14 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It turned 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. 928,574 were accumulated by Welch And Forbes Ltd Llc. House Limited Com accumulated 332,067 shares or 3.45% of the stock. Bokf Na accumulated 477,419 shares. Evanson Asset Mgmt Limited Company owns 24,080 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. 9,961 are held by Main Street Rech Limited Liability Com. Ajo Ltd Partnership invested in 4.16M shares or 1.53% of the stock. Patten And Patten Inc Tn has 1.96% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 229,540 shares. Ingalls And Snyder Limited Liability Corp owns 1.45% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 369,166 shares. Moreover, Steadfast Cap Mngmt Lp has 5.07% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.79 million shares. Cibc Savings Bank Usa accumulated 56,095 shares. Northeast Financial Consultants holds 11,909 shares. Hills Bancorporation Com has invested 1.72% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Connors Investor holds 182,412 shares. Dorsal Mngmt Lc has invested 5.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Alleghany Corporation De, New York-based fund reported 3.00M shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 172 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Canaccord Genuity. On Wednesday, July 22 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 6 report. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Hold” on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, October 27.

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

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. 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 28.31 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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