(MSFT) Position Cut by CIBC Asset Management Inc

Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 184,278 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $15,376,156.32. The institutional investor held 839,874 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.28 million, down from 852,094 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 2.50% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.23.

Muzinich & Company, which manages about $22.20B and $1.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fs Investment Corp (NYSE:FSIC) by 1.93 million shares to 7.74M shares, valued at $65.44M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) has declined 7.13% since February 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.17% the S&P500.

Cls Investments Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 40.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Asset Strategies Inc bought 4,913 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc holds 114,248 shares with $8.51M value, down from 139,505 last quarter. Ycg Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $678.97 billion market cap company. Liberty Capital Management Inc. now owns 25,700 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,799,000 after purchasing an additional 455 shares in the last quarter.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Netapp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 45,240 shares in the quarter, for a total of 196,262 shares, and has risen its stake in Cogent Communications Hldgs (NASDAQ:CCOI).

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $5.98 million activity. The Pennsylvania-based Blb&B Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.99% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Its down 0.19, from 1.34 in 2017Q2.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Johnson Financial reported 1.01% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tnb Financial has 2.62% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.01% or 251,396 shares. Alta Capital Management Ltd Company holds 0.2% or 40,712 shares. Hightower Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 1.68% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Randolph has 4.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shikiar Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 0.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 245 shares. M Securities Inc invested in 0.82% or 35,100 shares. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. research analysts forecast that Microsoft Co. will post 3.62 EPS for the current fiscal year. 107.32 million shares or 2.02% less from 109.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. American holds 0.64% or 26,712 shares. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, thirty-one have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 83% are positive. On average, analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post $3.18 EPS for the current year. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, December 8 by Evercore. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, September 17 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, December 20. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, July 6. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $88.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Wunderlich upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, October 21 report. Drexel Hamilton maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Thursday, October 26 with "Hold" rating. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $76.72. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $99.14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $798,211 activity. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold SUNS shares while 14 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. Spirit Of America Corp holds 34,450 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. (NYSE:LDOS). Dorsey Wright And Associate invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Leidos Holdings, Inc. Brandywine Glob Investment Mngmt Lc accumulated 121,920 shares. Nokota Management Lp owns 4.50 million shares. 6,168 are owned by Bouchey Fincl Grp Limited. (NASDAQ:BBBY). Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Liability Corp has 1.03M shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 835,375 were accumulated by Amer National Insur Tx. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after acquiring an additional 42,243,011 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors raised its position in Microsoft by 212.3% during the 2nd quarter. Gsa Cap Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.02% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 25,000 are owned by Harvey Cap. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 33,132 shares or 0.49% of the stock. Hood Amy sold $4.00 million worth of stock or 55,000 shares. Johnson Counsel Incorporated stated it has 0.47% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Among 4 analysts covering Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Bed Bath & Beyond had 70 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 27.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. 76,825 were accumulated by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". Jefferies has "Sell" rating and $62.0 target. (NYSE:BGS) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Vetr lowered Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $93.54 price target on the stock.in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock has a market capitalization of $680,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.99, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.06.

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