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Creative Planning Boosted By $95.90 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Verso (VRS) SI Decreased By 22.05%

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Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) had a decrease of 22.05% in short interest. VRS’s SI was 752,800 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 22.05% from 965,800 shares previously. With 830,200 avg volume, 1 days are for Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS)’s short sellers to cover VRS’s short positions. The SI to Verso Corporation’s float is 3.18%. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $20.05. About 602,704 shares traded or 70.65% up from the average. Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) has risen 486.80% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 474.23% the S&P500. Some Historical VRS News: 08/03/2018 – VERSO CORP – QTRLY NET SALES $639 MLN VS $646 MLN; 08/03/2018 Verso 4Q Net $36M; 23/03/2018 – Verso Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 19/04/2018 – DJ Verso Corp Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (VRS); 21/03/2018 – VERSO CORP – WILL INCLUDE A REQUEST THAT COMMERCE REVOKE COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDER RETROACTIVELY TO AUGUST 3, 2015; 15/05/2018 – Mudrick Capital Management LP Exits Position in Verso; 21/03/2018 – VERSO – IF CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES REQUEST IS GRANTED, PORT HAWKESBURY, IRVING PAPER LIMITED AGREED TO PAY CO A PERCENTAGE OF DUTIES REFUNDED TO THEM; 14/05/2018 – Mackenzie Financial Corporation Buys New 1% Position in Verso; 08/03/2018 – VERSO CORP – FOR 2018 , SEES CAPITAL EXPENDITURES TO BE $60 MLN – $70 MILLION; 08/03/2018 – Verso 4Q EBITDA $65M

Creative Planning increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 878.24% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Creative Planning acquired 1.05M shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 3.08%. The Creative Planning holds 1.17 million shares with $107.14M value, up from 120,000 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $771.47B valuation. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $100.41. About 22.23 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 21/03/2018 – CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics and Microsoft Join Forces on New Strategic Data Platform for Credit Unions; 05/03/2018 – eXp Realty Hires Stacey Onnen as Senior Vice President of Brokerage Operations; 17/05/2018 – Microsoft Pitches Greener Cloud to Win Clients From Own Servers; 30/04/2018 – MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN, JOHN W. THOMPSON, JOINS LIGHTSPEED AS; 31/03/2018 – JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKS HIGH COURT TO DROP MICROSOFT EMAIL CASE; 01/05/2018 – Microsoft’s John Thompson is going to help venture capital firm Lightspeed find some deals:; 27/04/2018 – Norway Oil Fund: Amazon Made Most Positive Contribution to 1Q Return, Followed by Microsoft and Netflix; 16/05/2018 – The enterprise still uses email, but is moving toward clients like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts; 09/05/2018 – WALMART TO INVEST IN FLIPKART GROUP; 18/05/2018 – Former Microsoft executive Qi Lu steps down as Baidu COO

Creative Planning decreased Qorvo Inc stake by 17,598 shares to 5,807 valued at $409,000 in 2018Q1. It also reduced Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLE) stake by 1.14M shares and now owns 4.38 million shares. Home Depot Inc (Call) (NYSE:HD) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It fall, 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. Ashford Capital Mgmt owns 0.27% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 19,582 shares. New York-based Hudson Bay Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Burgundy Asset Management owns 4.03M shares for 3.45% of their portfolio. High Pointe Capital Mgmt Limited Com holds 1.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 10,550 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership accumulated 0.45% or 2.17 million shares. 10,292 are held by S R Schill Associates. Cahill Fincl Advsrs Inc holds 0.71% or 16,212 shares. Compass Management holds 335,465 shares. Sigma Inv Counselors has invested 0.83% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Atlantic Ltd has invested 2.58% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Argent has 114,571 shares. Sterneck Capital Management Llc holds 0.97% or 18,026 shares in its portfolio. Eagle Glob Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 169,724 shares. Optimum Inv holds 46,248 shares or 1.24% of its portfolio. Westend Advsrs Limited Liability reported 531,998 shares.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft: Valuation Update” on June 22, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mark Your Calendar: Microsoft Corporation Earnings” published on June 21, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Will Microsoft Help Retailers Counter Amazon Go?” with publication date: June 23, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. Capossela Christopher C sold $279,912 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was bought by PETERSON SANDRA E.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $130 highest and $20 lowest target. $92.68’s average target is -7.70% below currents $100.41 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 27. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 23 by Tigress Financial. Tigress Financial maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, February 14 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by UBS. On Friday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Global Equities Research with “Overweight”. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, May 24 with “Buy” rating.

Among 2 analysts covering Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Verso Corporation had 9 analyst reports since July 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 10 report. The rating was initiated by BWS Financial on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy”. FBR Capital upgraded Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) on Friday, February 16 to “Buy” rating. BWS Financial upgraded Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) on Wednesday, October 18 to “Strong Buy” rating. BWS Financial maintained Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) rating on Friday, November 17. BWS Financial has “Strong Buy” rating and $20 target. The company was maintained on Friday, March 9 by FBR Capital.

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