Parkside Financial Bank & Trust Increases Holding in Exxon Mobil (XOM); Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co Increases Stake in Microsoft (MSFT)

January 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Sharlyn C. Heslam increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 5.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co bought 13,899 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund run by Sharlyn C. Heslam held 279,102 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.79 million, up from 265,203 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $694.89 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.95% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $90.07. About 10.39M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 18.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust bought 4,656 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,381 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.49M, up from 25,725 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $370.62 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $87.47. About 3.13 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Westwood Hldgs Grp Inc Inc invested in 194,780 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Clearbridge has 0.55% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Sawgrass Asset Management Llc has 0.11% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Peninsula Asset Management invested in 31,922 shares or 1.92% of the stock. Chatham Cap Gp has 19,682 shares. Optimum Advisors reported 18,129 shares stake. Augustine Asset Mngmt owns 23,639 shares. Cortland Assocs Inc Mo has 0.25% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 16,335 shares. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Il holds 90,681 shares or 1.39% of its portfolio. Pineno Levin Ford Asset has 49,399 shares. Ftb Advisors holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 55,927 shares. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc Inc has 19,972 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Coho Prns Limited reported 0.04% stake. 9,642 were accumulated by Asset Mngmt. Prudential Public Limited Company owns 2.35M shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $5.32 million activity. 1,100 shares were sold by REINEMUND STEVEN, worth $88,253. On Monday, September 18 the insider Franklin Robert Stuart sold $1.81 million. Wascom Dennis G also sold $200,293 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Friday, December 15. Milton Bryan W sold $606,082 worth of stock. Corson Bradley W sold 19,500 shares worth $1.62M.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 19. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, March 2. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $81.0 target in Tuesday, November 21 report. Barclays Capital upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Tuesday, July 11 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Bank of America. Vetr upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, August 20 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating.

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust, which manages about $255.80 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 9,125 shares to 3,361 shares, valued at $332,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $853.26M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares (IEI) by 3,000 shares to 25,812 shares, valued at $3.19 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) by 3,185 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,837 shares, and cut its stake in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Nicholas Investment Prns LP accumulated 61,807 shares. Jackson Square Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 4.92% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 13.60M shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd holds 1.18% or 1.39M shares in its portfolio. Bennicas And Associate Incorporated holds 50,328 shares. Ronna Sue Cohen has 17,042 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Jag Capital Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 0.46% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Legacy Capital Prtn has invested 1.47% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stonebridge Advsrs Lc has 2.1% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 114,645 shares. Sound Shore Management Ct stated it has 2.23M shares or 2.71% of all its holdings. Rothschild Inv Corporation Il invested in 1.26% or 148,924 shares. Cahill Advsr Inc holds 15,677 shares or 0.62% of its portfolio. Impala Asset Limited Com holds 0.13% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 38,323 shares. White Pine Capital Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 54,094 shares. Schaller Invest Grp owns 3,850 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Fcm Tx has invested 0.35% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 143 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold”. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Evercore maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, December 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, March 17 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, December 22. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $80 target. The rating was maintained by FBN Securities on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Jefferies.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, August 30. Hood Amy sold $4.00M worth of stock or 55,000 shares.

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