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Artisan Partners Asset Mgmt (APAM) Market Value Declined While Fiera Capital Decreased Its Stake by $1.51 Million; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Farmers National Bank Has Upped Its Position

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Farmers National Bank increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 17.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers National Bank bought 4,780 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,350 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.77M, up from 27,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farmers National Bank who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $740.35B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $96.36. About 13.92 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Fiera Capital Corp decreased its stake in Artisan Partners Asset Mgmt (APAM) by 16.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fiera Capital Corp sold 38,754 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 194,905 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.70M, down from 233,659 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fiera Capital Corp who had been investing in Artisan Partners Asset Mgmt for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.52 billion market cap company. It closed at $32.7 lastly. It is down 25.21% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.66% the S&P500.

Fiera Capital Corp, which manages about $21.02 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 347,056 shares to 425,126 shares, valued at $18.75M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) by 698,278 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.32 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (DVY).

More news for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Reports 1Q18 Results” on May 01, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Artisan Partners Asset Management’s (APAM) CEO Eric Colson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 06, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.65, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold APAM shares while 50 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 48.16 million shares or 1.64% more from 47.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership reported 47,345 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 86,100 shares. Citigroup Inc accumulated 6,716 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Company, New York-based fund reported 2.04M shares. Prudential Fin holds 44,134 shares. Aperio Group Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Stratos Wealth Prtn Ltd, a Ohio-based fund reported 392 shares. Mackenzie stated it has 0.01% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Capital Ww Investors has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Ironwood Inv Mgmt Lc has invested 0.64% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). 1,666 were accumulated by Financial Bank Of Montreal Can. California-based Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0.02% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Comerica Bankshares owns 10,498 shares. Epoch Invest accumulated 552,304 shares.

Analysts await Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 29.31% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.58 per share. APAM’s profit will be $57.73 million for 10.90 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual EPS reported by Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.85% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (NYSE:APAM), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc had 52 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. On Thursday, September 10 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $43 target in Wednesday, November 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 11. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of APAM in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 185 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Nomura. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 27. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25.

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. Altfest L J Inc invested in 1.9% or 58,500 shares. King Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 31,193 shares or 0.94% of its portfolio. First Washington Corp has 89,695 shares for 3.61% of their portfolio. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has 1.6% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 4.30M shares. Mountain Pacific Advisers Id stated it has 10,772 shares. Grace And White Ny owns 9,165 shares. 4.91M were accumulated by Bahl & Gaynor Inc. Junto Cap Ltd Partnership has invested 2.66% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gabalex Cap Limited Com has invested 3.69% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Millennium Mgmt Llc reported 1.76 million shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Strategic Svcs has 63,734 shares. 131,895 are held by First Citizens Retail Bank &. Cue Fin Grp Incorporated Incorporated accumulated 23,683 shares. Brouwer & Janachowski Limited Liability Company has 0.04% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2,785 shares. Sns Fincl Gp Lc holds 1.43% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 69,681 shares.

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