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Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management decreased its stake in Coca (KO) by 53.22% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management sold 89,716 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% with the market. The institutional investor held 78,862 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.42 million, down from 168,578 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $187.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.24% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $44.12. About 21.56M shares traded or 79.84% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 6.63% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.20% the S&P500. Some Historical KO News: 22/05/2018 – COCA-COLA ICECEK CCOLA.IS SEES VOLUME GROWTH AT 4% – 6% ON A CONSOLIDATED BASIS FOR 2018-2020; 15/05/2018 – COCA-COLA AMATIL LTD – BOARD’S VIEW IS THAT CATHERINE REMAINING ON COCA-COLA AMATIL BOARD IS IN INTERESTS OF SHAREHOLDERS; 24/04/2018 – COCA-COLA SEES FY CAPEX $1.9B; 24/04/2018 – Coca-Cola beats expectations on top and bottom line; 02/05/2018 – COCA-COLA ICECEK 1Q LOSS 46M LIRAS, EST. LOSS 67.4M LIRAS; 26/04/2018 – S&P REVISES THE COCA-COLA CO. TO RATING ‘A+’ FROM ‘AA-‘; 20/03/2018 – Monster Beverage Extends Agreement With Coca-Cola on Monster Board Seats to June 2019; 09/03/2018 – TriadBusinessJournal: Former Duke star Grant Hill’s ad with Pepsi-owned Mtn Dew upsets NCAA sponsor Coca-Cola, sources say -…; 24/04/2018 – COCA-COLA CFO: ON TRACK TO DO TOTAL $3.8B OF COST CUTS BY 2019; 24/04/2018 – COCA-COLA SAYS ON TRACK TO DELIVER FULL YEAR TARGETS

Mcmillion Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) by 4.2% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc sold 4,210 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 96,059 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.77 million, down from 100,269 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc 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: 02/05/2018 – CloudBees to Highlight Kubernetes Innovation at Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle; 15/03/2018 – BlackRock Names Microsoft Executive Margaret Johnson to Board; 13/03/2018 – Preempt Researchers Find Critical Vulnerability that Exploits Authentication in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (MS-RDP); 22/03/2018 – Quorum Announces United States Expansion Plans With New Franchise Support and Integration; 29/05/2018 – Microsoft has previously sought to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite the Trump administration’s attempts to end it; 07/05/2018 – MSFT: Microsoft Kinect tech gets yet another live in an Azure edge device, called Project Kinect for Azure. #MSBuild – ! $MSFT; 08/05/2018 – Blockchain startup Pundi X hires chief counsel: former Microsoft and Ethereum veteran, David Ben Kay; 30/05/2018 – AbbVie Announces Preliminary Results of Tender Offer; 05/04/2018 – Outreach Hires Microsoft’s Pavel Dmitriev To Head Machine Learning Team; 26/04/2018 – Microsoft 3Q EPS 95c

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Coca-Cola had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of KO in report on Thursday, September 29 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 19. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Friday, December 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Outperform” rating by Evercore on Friday, January 12. Cowen & Co maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Monday, January 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 12.

Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management, which manages about $3.03B and $783.12 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 6,496 shares to 78,415 shares, valued at $5.08M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 15,722 shares in the quarter, for a total of 32,199 shares, and has risen its stake in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB).

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.52 million activity. 15,000 shares valued at $719,250 were sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD on Wednesday, January 24. 84,400 The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares with value of $4.01M were sold by HAYS ED. The insider MANN JENNIFER K sold $84,735. MURPHY JOHN sold $631,572 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.22, from 0.91 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 74 investors sold KO shares while 684 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 416 raised stakes. 2.72 billion shares or 0.06% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Veritas Invest Llp has 0.02% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 3,000 shares. The Korea-based Korea Inv Corp has invested 0.52% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported 0.91% stake. France-based Axa has invested 0.28% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Vaughan Nelson Invest Lp holds 30,000 shares. Colony Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.08% or 32,491 shares. Goelzer Invest invested in 0.03% or 6,021 shares. 6,212 are owned by Edgestream Prns Lp. Qs Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.21% or 481,947 shares. Gruss Com has invested 0.26% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Vontobel Asset Management invested 0.15% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0.08% or 11.33M shares in its portfolio. Highlander Capital Mgmt Ltd Company holds 33,680 shares. Meridian Management Com has invested 0.56% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Crestwood Advsr Group Inc Llc holds 0.06% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 17,656 shares.

More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: Coca-Cola vs. Philip Morris” on June 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Coca-Cola Has Limited Upside Potential” published on May 21, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink” on May 28, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Stock Worth Watching” published on May 29, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Sell Over $46.00” with publication date: June 05, 2018.

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 3.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.59 per share. KO’s profit will be $2.60 billion for 18.08 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.79% EPS growth.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 23.18 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

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. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, August 23. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $86.0 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by William Blair with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, July 19. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Thursday, March 17 the stock rating was reinitiated by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, June 5 with “Buy”.

Mcmillion Capital Management Inc, which manages about $226.22 million and $169.50 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Global X Robotics Artificial I by 99,595 shares to 109,982 shares, valued at $2.66M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It dived, 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. Stelac Advisory Service Limited Liability Com reported 0.14% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ameriprise accumulated 2.09% or 50.53M shares. Baldwin Llc invested 0.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ghp Investment Advisors Inc has 75,945 shares. Vermont-based Maple Management has invested 4.59% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Avenir Corporation owns 737,921 shares or 7.35% of their US portfolio. Central Retail Bank Com owns 11,230 shares. Jennison Associates Llc invested in 3.04% or 33.49M shares. Summit Fincl Strategies accumulated 8,975 shares. Vanguard Grp has 586.09M shares for 2.34% of their portfolio. Kentucky-based Community Trust Invest Commerce has invested 3.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Pennsylvania-based Ajo Ltd Partnership has invested 1.2% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Thomas J Herzfeld Advsr holds 121 shares. Citizens & Northern Corp reported 1.05% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 453,416 were accumulated by Wms Llc.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Leaked Microsoft Document Points to Dual-Screen Mobile Device” on June 13, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Why the AT&T Inc. Court Win Does Not Guarantee Domination” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Nvidia: The Rally Might Just Be Getting Started” on June 17, 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 Thestreet.com‘s news article titled: “Why Microsoft Is Ratcheting Up Its Hardware and Chip Ambitions” with publication date: June 14, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. On Tuesday, June 5 PETERSON SANDRA E bought $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 5,400 shares.

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