Ci Global Investments INC Decreased Its Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Stake by $65.86 Million; Shares Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Doty

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.77. That’s change of 0.06, from 2017Q3’s 0.83. 39 investors sold all, 1012 reduced holdings as MSFT ratio turned negative. 676 grew positions while 134 funds bought positions. Funds hold 5.46 billion shares thus 0.90% less from 2017Q3’s 5.51 billion shares. Efg Asset Mngmt (Americas) reported 69,951 shs. Baxter Bros has 5.44% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 232,122 shs. Generation Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership invested 4.78% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Altavista Wealth Management has invested 3.08% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Minnesota-based Kopp Lc has invested 0.21% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Toronto Dominion Financial Bank, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 4.31 million shs. Allen Ltd Llc owns 1.44M shs. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas owns 1.92 million shs. Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Company has 26,317 shs. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Ltd accumulated 2.07% or 444,615 shs. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Mgmt Ltd Ca, California-based fund reported 4,995 shs. M Hldgs Securities invested in 0.29% or 36,240 shs. Paragon Ltd Liability reported 193,535 shs or 5.45% of all its holdings. Verity And Verity Limited Liability reported 125,769 shs stake. Brookmont Capital Mngmt holds 73,071 shs.

MSFT had 3 sales and 0 insider purchases since February 16, 2018. This’s net activity of $930,912.

The holdings In Microsoft Corp (MSFT) was reduced held by Ci Global Investments Inc. According to 2017Q4 SEC form the reduction is 26.37%. The company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined as Ci Global Investments Inc sold 774,868 shares. At the end of 2017Q4, the institutional investor held 2.16M shares of the prepackaged software company, priced at $185.09M, down from 2.94 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. $725.09B is Microsoft Corp’s MC. Its shares touched $94.17 on during the last trading session after 1.17% change.Microsoft Corporation has volume of 17.11 million shares. Since April 17, 2017 MSFT has risen 37.43% and is uptrending. MSFT outperformed the S&P500 by 25.88%.

According to a filing the Ci Global Investments Inc’s stake in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) was increased by 26,193 shares to 27,463 shares valued at $3.40M in 2017Q4. It manages about $9.58 billion and $5.19 billion US Long portfolio. For a total of 2.81 million shares it increased its holding in Black Stone Minerals LP by 1.17 million shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Athene Hldg Ltd.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 16.44 % or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.70 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46 % negative EPS growth.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 24 have positions in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) as follows: 20 rated it a “Buy”, 2 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 83%. The firm has $130 highest while $49.0 is the lowest [Target]. The average target $102.18 is 8.51% above the last ($94.17) price. Since October 26, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Microsoft Corp has 51 analyst reports. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. On Friday, October 27 the firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given. On Tuesday, January 23 the company was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, February 1 the firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, January 18 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, April 12 the rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. On Friday, January 26 the firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given. In Friday, October 27 report BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating.

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