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As Microsoft (MSFT) Shares Rose, Shareholder Tiger Management Cut Its Position; Patten Group Has Upped Stake in Simmons First National (SFNC) by $629,496

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Patten Group Inc increased its stake in Simmons First National Corp (SFNC) by 90.72% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Patten Group Inc bought 22,482 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.88% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 47,264 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.35M, up from 24,782 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Patten Group Inc who had been investing in Simmons First National Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.91B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $31.55. About 594,010 shares traded or 57.99% up from the average. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 23.17% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.60% the S&P500. Some Historical SFNC News: 21/03/2018 – Simmons First National Corp Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering; 19/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL FILES FOR $300M SUB NOTES DUE 2028; 02/05/2018 – Simmons First National: Steve Massanelli Named Investor Relations Officer; 19/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 03/04/2018 – AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Adds Simmons First; 23/04/2018 – Simmons Reports Record Earnings for First Quarter 2018; 21/04/2018 – DJ Simmons First National Corporation , Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SFNC); 21/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL REPORTS PRICING OF $330M 2028 SUB NOTES; 21/03/2018 – Simmons First National Corporation Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering; 02/05/2018 – Simmons First National Corporation Names Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Steve Massanelli As Investor

Julian Robertson decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 6.06% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tiger Management Llc sold 23,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Julian Robertson held 361,140 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $32.96 million, down from 384,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tiger Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $769.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.27% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $100.13. About 37.25M shares traded or 26.19% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT – JOINT EFFORT WITH QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES TO CREATE A VISION Al DEVELOPER KIT RUNNING AZURE IOT EDGE; 07/05/2018 – PagerDuty Helps Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Customers Manage lncidents in Real Time and Migrate Confidently to the Cloud; 06/03/2018 – Quorum is a Proud Sponsor of Canada Night NAD’eh at NADA 2018; 17/04/2018 – MSFT, GOOG, TWTR and 1 more: British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron announced a joint campaign that proposes putting legal liability and possible fines on companies for failing to control the presence of jihadist content on their platforms. v; 17/03/2018 – Facebook and YouTube should have learned from Microsoft’s racist chatbot; 29/03/2018 – Products getting higher priority include Microsoft 365 and Azure; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SERVICES ISSUES STATEMENT; 16/04/2018 – Microsoft has previously looked to Linux to boost its public cloud and operate equipment in its data centers; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft Diminishes Windows Role in Cloud-Focused Reorganization–Update; 21/05/2018 – TREKSTOR Expands Business to the US: Primebooks Now Available in US Microsoft Stores

Among 7 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Simmons First National had 27 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, January 23. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Stephens upgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Friday, July 21 to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. Wood maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $53 target in Wednesday, June 8 report.

Patten Group Inc, which manages about $243.74 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V) by 3,347 shares to 65,223 shares, valued at $7.80 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 8.81 in 2018 Q1. Its up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 9 investors sold SFNC shares while 7 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 101.47 million shares or 109.16% more from 48.51 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) accumulated 0% or 245 shares. Schroder Gru, Maine-based fund reported 634,245 shares. Holt Cap Advisors Ltd Liability Co Dba Holt Cap Partners Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.75% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Brandywine Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 101,732 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon has 0.01% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 1.04M shares. Northern invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Utd Ser Automobile Association reported 12,486 shares stake. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny holds 0% or 26,620 shares. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership invested 0.07% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Ifrah Services has 0.09% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Eaton Vance, Massachusetts-based fund reported 179,644 shares. Voya Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 703,102 shares. Victory Cap Inc accumulated 0% or 12,557 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 14 insider sales for $12.59 million activity. On Friday, April 27 the insider Casteel Marty sold $196,766. $42,090 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares were sold by Garner David W. On Monday, May 7 BURCHFIELD JAY D sold $599,200 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 20,000 shares. On Thursday, April 26 FEHLMAN ROBERT A sold $653,275 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 21,546 shares. Shares for $145,250 were bought by MAKRIS GEORGE JR on Thursday, January 25. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $454,050 was sold by FUNKE MARK W.

More news for Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” on May 22, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in inTest, Westamerica, Simmons First National, Dova Pharmaceuticals …” and published on May 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It turned 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. J Goldman & Ltd Partnership owns 2,695 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Next Gru holds 0.81% or 42,218 shares. James Inv Research reported 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Guyasuta Inc has invested 3.91% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Huntington State Bank accumulated 1.16M shares. Colony Gp Limited Liability Corporation invested 2.47% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Westpac Bk, a Australia-based fund reported 1.05M shares. Churchill Management owns 37,580 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Poplar Forest Ltd reported 33,453 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa has invested 0.43% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fairfield Bush & Company holds 4.89% or 184,431 shares in its portfolio. 38,788 are owned by Jones Collombin Investment Counsel. Reinhart Prtnrs stated it has 10,780 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis Communication Incorporated reported 5.01% stake. Atlantic Ltd Llc holds 6.50 million shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, December 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $100.0 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Argus Research. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Sunday, October 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $77.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by FBR Capital. Tigress Financial maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, February 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 27 by Bernstein.

Tiger Management Llc, which manages about $799.15 million and $780.41 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 3,400 shares to 5,400 shares, valued at $1.10M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) by 8,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “3 of the Best AI Stocks to Buy Right Now” on June 15, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “What’s Moving Dropbox Inc Stock Thursday?” published on June 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft takes aim at Amazon Go” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft And GitHub: Why Pay With Stock?” published on June 07, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

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