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Claar Advisors Upped Stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by $1.21 Million; Freestone Capital Holdings Has Increased Thl Cr (TCRD) Position by $492,300

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Freestone Capital Holdings Llc increased its stake in Thl Cr Inc (TCRD) by 23.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Freestone Capital Holdings Llc bought 54,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 285,321 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.58 million, up from 230,621 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings Llc who had been investing in Thl Cr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $255.83 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $7.83. About 36,549 shares traded. THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) has declined 19.69% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.24% the S&P500.

Gary Claar increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 6.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Claar Advisors Llc bought 14,183 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Gary Claar held 246,960 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21.13M, up from 232,777 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Claar Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $719.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.95% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $93.49. About 14.61M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

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

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 173 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 21. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by UBS. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 10 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 8 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, January 6. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $60 target. M Partners maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Laffer Investments has invested 3.08% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Reynders Mcveigh Limited Liability invested in 110,719 shares or 1.24% of the stock. Legacy Cap Prtnrs has invested 1.61% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Newfocus Fincl Gp Limited Liability Company owns 59,332 shares for 3.09% of their portfolio. North Carolina-based Hamilton Point Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Co has invested 2.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Earnest Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 3,547 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Ltd Liability accumulated 9.82M shares or 4.96% of the stock. Tiger Global Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 6.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Howland Cap Management Lc has 572,469 shares for 3.92% of their portfolio. 3G Cap Prtnrs Limited Partnership owns 3.99% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 820,223 shares. Arbor Invest Limited Company has invested 0.18% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sand Hill Global Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 82,227 shares. The Virginia-based Kanawha Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 2.95% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Emory University holds 22,655 shares or 1.66% of its portfolio. Field And Main Financial Bank invested in 8,650 shares.

Freestone Capital Holdings Llc, which manages about $1.44B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Baker Hughes A Ge Co by 12,294 shares to 13,995 shares, valued at $443,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Argan Inc (NYSE:AGX) by 127,602 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 82,537 shares, and cut its stake in Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL).

Among 8 analysts covering THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. THL Credit had 26 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, October 16. As per Wednesday, March 7, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, March 8, the company rating was downgraded by Maxim Group. Maxim Group maintained the shares of TCRD in report on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of TCRD in report on Tuesday, March 15 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, November 9 by Maxim Group. Jefferies maintained the shares of TCRD in report on Friday, September 22 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

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