Beach Investment Counsel Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Holding By $2.17 Million; Orion Marine Group (ORN) Sentiment Is 1.43

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Beach Investment Counsel Inc decreased Microsoft (MSFT) stake by 10.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Beach Investment Counsel Inc sold 29,276 shares as Microsoft (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Beach Investment Counsel Inc holds 250,261 shares with $18.64 million value, down from 279,537 last quarter. Microsoft now has $691.23B valuation. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27M shares traded or 8.63% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty construction firm in the building, industrial, and infrastructure sectors in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin. The company has market cap of $226.73 million. It operates through two divisions, Heavy Civil Marine Construction and Commercial Concrete Construction. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s marine construction services include construction, restoration, maintenance, and repair of marine transportation facilities and pipelines, bridges and causeways, and marine environmental structures.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $151,132 activity.

Analysts await Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $0.08 EPS, down 11.11% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.09 per share. ORN’s profit will be $2.26 million for 25.13 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.18 actual EPS reported by Orion Group Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -144.44% EPS growth.

Van Den Berg Management I Inc holds 1.03% of its portfolio in Orion Group Holdings, Inc. for 1.39 million shares. Grace & White Inc Ny owns 744,453 shares or 1.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, 1492 Capital Management Llc has 0.33% invested in the company for 56,854 shares. The California-based Pacific Global Investment Management Co has invested 0.24% in the stock. Foundry Partners Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 790,075 shares.

The stock increased 0.75% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $8.04. About 48,881 shares traded. Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) has risen 49.48% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63 billion for 26.05 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 142 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 27. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $94.0 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 22. Bank of America upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, October 1 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, July 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 23. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 17 by Goldman Sachs.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. $507.89 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Morfit G Mason. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98M on Wednesday, August 30. Hood Amy sold $4.00 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Duquesne Family Office Ltd reported 2.91 million shares. Mig Capital Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mu Invs Ltd has invested 0.16% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Interocean Ltd Llc has invested 3.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Albion Fin Grp Incorporated Ut holds 1.88% or 165,680 shares. Newman Dignan And Sheerar accumulated 52,832 shares. 26,736 were accumulated by Plancorp Limited Liability Corp. Advsr Asset Incorporated owns 1.05% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 839,593 shares. Somerville Kurt F has invested 2.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). M Hldgs Incorporated has 0.82% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 35,100 shares. Baillie Gifford And holds 0.04% or 465,911 shares. Mcmillion Capital Mgmt stated it has 4.95% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Haverford Tru Communications invested in 2.66% or 1.71M shares. 58,401 are held by Spc Fincl Inc. Comerica Secs holds 27,850 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio.

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