(NASDAQ:MSFT) Position Lessened by Highstreet Asset Management Inc

Alfred Osborne
January 21, 2018

Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd sold 16,254 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market.

Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp. Insiders have sold a total of 45,000 shares of company stock worth $3,759,420 in the last 90 days. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total value of $333,920.00.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) had a decrease of 6.99% in short interest. About 28,679 shares traded. The SI to Signet Jewelers Limited's float is 23.72%. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $132.42.

Addenda Capital Inc, which manages about $22.35 billion and $1.43 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 31,770 shares to 1.59 million shares, valued at $66.39M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Private Wealth Prns holds 4.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 270,524 shares. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirty have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 94% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 145 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley set a $100.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Bernstein. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 17 by Wunderlich. Evercore ISI lifted their price target on Microsoft from $93.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $71 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Sunday, July 16. Capital Research Global Investors increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 212.3% in the 2nd quarter. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings.

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Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Assetmark accumulated 344,397 shares or 0.29% of the stock. Compass Management owns 366,034 shares. Skba Capital Management Ltd Liability Company stated it has 187,310 shares or 2.01% of all its holdings. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 3.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 446,000 shares. Roof Eidam Maycock Adv has 0.14% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3,731 shares. Coastline Trust Co stated it has 82,154 shares. Captrust holds 0.11% or 14,655 shares. The Missouri-based Jones Fincl Companies Lllp has invested 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Dodge And Cox reported 40.23M shares or 2.41% of all its holdings.

According to Zacks, "Microsoft shares have outperformed the industry it belongs to on a year-to-date basis". Adell Harriman And Carpenter holds 144,537 shares. Deccan Value Invsts Lp accumulated 1.25 million shares. Moreover, Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd has 0.71% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Ohio-based Valmark Advisers has invested 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year's $0.83 per share. MSFT's profit will be $6.63B for 26.16 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. 11 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. Hall Laurie J Trustee owns 99,605 shares or 4.62% of their U.S. portfolio. Goodman Fin reported 3,892 shares. Meeder Asset Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). It also reduced its holding in Synchrony Finl (NYSE:SYF) by 101,762 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.16M shares, and cut its stake in Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT). Ing Groep Nv owns 5,225 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 19,629 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt owns 246,985 shares or 0.05% of their USA portfolio. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share. Blackrock reported 4.30 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Schnieders Mgmt Limited Company invested in 6,965 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Company insiders own 1.49% of the company's stock. 3,749 are held by Natixis Asset Mgmt. Tarbox Family Office has 0.17% invested in Amazon.com, Inc.

Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of diamond jewelry, watches, and other products in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Sheets Smith Wealth Management who had been investing in American Tower Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $59.02 billion market cap company. The firm operates through three divisions: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. It has a 8.37 P/E ratio. (NYSE:CCK) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 14. Therefore 69% are positive. The rating was upgraded by Numis Securities on Monday, March 6 to "Buy". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29 with "Buy". As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Sell". As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $5.00 million activity. Hines Daniel M. had sold 5,000 shares worth $943,080.

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