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As Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Price Rose, Eagle Capital Management Has Decreased Its Position by $73.36 Million; Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co Trimmed Cisco Sys Com (CSCO) Holding by $3.23 Million; Market Valuation Rose

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Boykin Curry decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 3.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagle Capital Management Llc sold 863,079 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Boykin Curry held 22.67M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.94 billion, down from 23.53M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagle Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $709.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $92.08. About 29.55 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co decreased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc Com (CSCO) by 12.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co sold 85,099 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.71% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 616,187 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.60M, down from 701,286 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $210.19 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $43.63. About 17.52 million shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 25.57% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.02% the S&P500.

Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co, which manages about $1.89B and $1.91 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Associated Banc Corp Com (NYSE:ASB) by 28,063 shares to 845,082 shares, valued at $21.47M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Provident Finl Svcs Inc Com (NYSE:PFS) by 27,406 shares in the quarter, for a total of 825,306 shares, and has risen its stake in Marten Trans Ltd Com (NASDAQ:MRTN).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold CSCO shares while 660 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.54 billion shares or 1.52% less from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1St Source Fincl Bank reported 140,452 shares. Catawba Capital Mgmt Va owns 158,665 shares. Avalon Advisors Lc owns 1.47M shares. Ls Investment Advsr reported 195,552 shares. Advsrs Capital Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.56% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Sandy Spring Savings Bank, a Maryland-based fund reported 221,142 shares. 340,321 were reported by Foundation Resources Mgmt. Kempen Mgmt Nv stated it has 735,848 shares. Korea Inv accumulated 4.71M shares. Principal Financial Incorporated reported 11.20M shares. Wealthtrust reported 5,754 shares. Partnervest Advisory Services Limited Liability holds 18,184 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Management Limited Liability Company owns 0.68% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 191,061 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs owns 13,243 shares. 199,283 were accumulated by Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt Inc.

Among 38 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. had 156 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, November 15. Citigroup maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) rating on Thursday, November 16. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $40.0 target. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 31 by OTR Global. Nomura upgraded the shares of CSCO in report on Monday, February 12 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 18 with “Underperform”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Thursday, August 18 with “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CSCO in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Cowen & Co.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $10.28 million activity. MCGEARY RODERICK C also sold $578,740 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Thursday, December 14. Goeckeler David sold 20,671 shares worth $940,559. BURNS M MICHELE sold 12,126 shares worth $550,153. BARTZ CAROL sold 200,000 shares worth $7.59 million.

Analysts await Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) to report earnings on May, 16. They expect $0.59 earnings per share, up 9.26% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.54 per share. CSCO’s profit will be $2.84 billion for 18.49 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Cisco Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.72% EPS growth.

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

Eagle Capital Management Llc, which manages about $23.89 billion and $26.94 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dish Network Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:DISH) by 1.29M shares to 15.49 million shares, valued at $739.53 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE:APC) by 13,439 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.67 million shares, and has risen its stake in Twenty (NASDAQ:FOX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. 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. Sns Fin Ltd Liability Com owns 69,681 shares for 1.43% of their portfolio. First Merchants Corp, Indiana-based fund reported 76,832 shares. Geller Family Office Services Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.33% or 7,615 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Co reported 74,026 shares stake. Greystone Inv Mgmt Ltd Co holds 137,097 shares. Sather Financial Grp reported 164,075 shares or 3.5% of all its holdings. First Dallas Secs reported 1,440 shares stake. Moreover, F&V Management Lc has 5.45% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). California-based Gamble Jones Inv Counsel has invested 3.09% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 2.88% or 292,558 shares. Ems Capital Lp reported 480,000 shares. Pacific Global invested 3.23% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Public Sector Pension Board holds 1.85% or 3.28M shares in its portfolio. 93,621 are owned by Sprucegrove Invest Mngmt. Stillwater Inv Management Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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