Staley Capital Advisers Cut Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding by $1.07 Million; Market Value Rose; Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Shareholder Kwmg Has Increased Position by $457,210

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Kwmg Llc increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 23.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kwmg Llc bought 3,517 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,298 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.38 million, up from 14,781 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kwmg Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $391.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $145.76. About 5.45M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Staley Capital Advisers Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Staley Capital Advisers Inc sold 14,462 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 745,008 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $55.50 million, down from 759,470 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Staley Capital Advisers Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $691.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27 million 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.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. The insider Hood Amy sold $4.00 million. Shares for $507.89 million were sold by Morfit G Mason.

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.

Staley Capital Advisers Inc, which manages about $1.31B and $1.22 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Comm. (NYSE:VZ) by 12,000 shares to 416,911 shares, valued at $20.63M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Liberty Interact. (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 15,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.08M shares, and has risen its stake in Exco Res Inc.

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. Private Harbour Invest Mgmt Counsel Lc reported 2.83% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Catawba Capital Mgmt Va, Virginia-based fund reported 165,796 shares. Curbstone Fincl Mgmt Corporation has 1.11% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Us State Bank De has 1.46% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 6.11 million shares. Hollow Brook Wealth Mngmt Ltd Company has invested 6.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada invested 0.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Mercantile Trust holds 104,018 shares or 1.4% of its portfolio. Argent Mgmt has invested 0.66% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Creative Planning reported 0.39% stake. Mufg Americas Holdg has invested 2.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Brinker Capital owns 0.41% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 133,224 shares. 82,613 were accumulated by Navellier & Associate Incorporated. Davidson Advsr reported 474,320 shares. Tiger Eye Limited Liability Company reported 293,600 shares. Cap Mgmt Associates Ny owns 17,460 shares.

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. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, October 23. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by FBN Securities with “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 29 with “Underperform” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. As per Sunday, August 27, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $82.0 target in Monday, September 25 report. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

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