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Cohen Lawrence B Cut Its Holding in Rockwell Automation Com (ROK) by $314,070; Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt Has Increased Holding by $13.65 Million

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Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.58% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt bought 150,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 9.65 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $880.37 million, up from 9.50 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $781.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.405 during the last trading session, reaching $101.715. About 9.84M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT CEO SAYS OFFICE 365 COMMERCIAL NOW HAS MORE THAN 135 MLN MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS, OFFICE 365 CONSUMER SUBSCRIBERS ROSE TO 30.6 MLN, CONF CALL; 26/04/2018 – Happy earnings witching hour with $AMZN $MSFT $INTC all on deck at the top of the hour — check out for the deets; 28/03/2018 – Uphold Launches XRP With Zero Fees; 05/03/2018 – MacRumors: Microsoft Planning to Integrate Cortana Into Outlook Apps for iOS and Android; 02/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS CONFIGURATION ISSUE IS CAUSING CONNECTIVITY ISSUES FOR USERS ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS OUTLOOK.COM; 28/05/2018 – DayMark® Safety Systems Revolutionizes the Food Services Industry With a Digital Distribution Platform for Food Labeling – Powered by Microsoft and Sonata; 29/03/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS TO INVEST $30 MLN IN FRANCE OVER 3 YEARS TO HELP DEVELOP ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Al) SECTOR IN FRANCE; 16/05/2018 – Regina Leader: Microsoft planning low-cost Surface tablet line to take on iPad; 05/03/2018 – IBM settles legal dispute with diversity officer hired by Microsoft; 05/05/2018 – BUFFETT SAYS CHANGE IN U.S. CORPORATE TAX LAW WAS GOOD FOR SHAREHOLDERS GENERALLY

Cohen Lawrence B decreased its stake in Rockwell Automation Inc Com (ROK) by 7.23% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cohen Lawrence B sold 1,805 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,171 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.04M, down from 24,976 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cohen Lawrence B who had been investing in Rockwell Automation Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.355 during the last trading session, reaching $180.565. About 182,515 shares traded. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 11.77% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ROK News: 05/04/2018 – Berkshire Museum Fight Ends With Approval to Sell Norman Rockwell Painting; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC ROK.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $3.65 TO $3.95; 27/04/2018 – In remote China, a high-tech auto plant flags global challenge; 14/05/2018 – Rockwell Automation Presenting at Conference May 21; 14/05/2018 – ROCKWELL LAND CORP ROCK.PS – QTRLY NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF ROCKWELL LAND CORP 620 MLN PESOS VS 516 MLN PESOS; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 2Q ADJ EPS $1.89, EST. $1.82; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC ROK.N SEES FY 2018 SALES UP 3.5 TO 6.5 PCT; 25/04/2018 – Rockwell Automation 2Q Net $227.4M; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC – SEES 2018 REPORTED SALES GROWTH 4.5 PCT TO 7.5 PCT; 10/05/2018 – VP Schmitt Gifts 275 Of Rockwell Automation Inc

Since January 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $30.30 million activity. The insider MCDERMOTT JOHN P sold $385,187. The insider CRANDALL THEODORE D sold 10,000 shares worth $2.03 million. Another trade for 28,800 shares valued at $5.80M was sold by Schmitt Susan. MILLER JOHN M had sold 4,431 shares worth $831,996. $139,200 worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares were sold by Murphy Robert B. Another trade for 43,100 shares valued at $7.66 million was sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C.

Cohen Lawrence B, which manages about $149.10M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc (NYSE:ICE) by 7,825 shares to 18,660 shares, valued at $1.35M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 55 investors sold ROK shares while 217 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 83.56 million shares or 0.92% less from 84.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Zacks Investment Mngmt invested in 0.16% or 41,906 shares. Fjarde Ap owns 41,423 shares. Synovus Finance invested in 0.11% or 36,964 shares. S&Co accumulated 1,390 shares. Hemenway accumulated 1.85% or 55,796 shares. 450,000 are owned by Research Global. Sun Life Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Comerica Bankshares holds 36,638 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt accumulated 12,535 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Live Your Vision Lc holds 247 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bowen Hanes & holds 4,450 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Choate Investment Advsr holds 0% or 1,982 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.07% or 18,461 shares. Catalyst Cap Advsrs Ltd Company, New York-based fund reported 16,681 shares. Mckinley Capital Lc Delaware, Unknown-based fund reported 1,713 shares.

More notable recent Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) news were published by: Themiddlemarket.com which released: “M&A daily wrap: Rockwell, PTC, L Catterton, Splunk, Heineken, Knauf” on June 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Rockwell Automation increases FY2018 share repurchase target to $1.5B” published on June 11, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Marten Transport, Photronics, Cray, Rockwell Automation, Groupon …” on June 11, 2018. More interesting news about Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “3 Under-the-Radar Robotics Stocks” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Former Rockwell Automation CFO Crandall retiring in late 2018” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Analysts await Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $2.04 earnings per share, up 15.91% or $0.28 from last year’s $1.76 per share. ROK’s profit will be $256.18M for 22.13 P/E if the $2.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual earnings per share reported by Rockwell Automation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.94% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Rockwell Automation had 74 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated the shares of ROK in report on Thursday, January 21 with “Neutral” rating. Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of ROK in report on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, April 26. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, October 24 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Berenberg on Monday, October 3 with “Sell”. Cowen & Co maintained Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) rating on Thursday, October 26. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $140.0 target. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, April 26. Gabelli upgraded the shares of ROK in report on Wednesday, April 19 to “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ROK in report on Sunday, December 10 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 195 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 21 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. On Monday, November 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 6 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, September 25 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, September 27. On Sunday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, April 27 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Mai Cap Mngmt, Ohio-based fund reported 205,819 shares. Bernzott Cap stated it has 1.57% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Alethea Capital Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gruss And Incorporated owns 70,500 shares or 6.51% of their US portfolio. 14,841 were accumulated by Opus Cap Group Llc. Banque Pictet And Cie Sa accumulated 1.22% or 635,487 shares. Brinker Cap stated it has 110,791 shares or 0.4% of all its holdings. Beck Capital has invested 3.32% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Argi Investment Ser Ltd Limited Liability Company has 21,851 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. 244,160 were accumulated by Boston Common Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust owns 3.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 33,000 shares. Connecticut-based Bridgewater Lp has invested 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 183,645 were accumulated by Regentatlantic Ltd. Donaldson Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 4.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Reik & Lc holds 0.44% or 14,681 shares.

Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, which manages about $11.63B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE:PII) by 125,000 shares to 125,000 shares, valued at $14.32M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Colgate (NYSE:CL) by 525,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.30M shares, and cut its stake in Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Wilsonville display maker inks Microsoft partnership” on June 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Here’s Why I’m Still Bullish on Ethereum” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft: An Easy One For Shareholders” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft And GitHub: Why Pay With Stock?” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

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