United Asset Strategies Has Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Position By $511,768; Ack Asset Management Decreased By $8.81 Million Its Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) Holding

October 13, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

United Asset Strategies Inc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 57.91% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. United Asset Strategies Inc acquired 7,526 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The United Asset Strategies Inc holds 20,521 shares with $1.42 million value, up from 12,995 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $596.85 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.01% or $0.01 reaching $77.5 per share. About 15.30 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Ack Asset Management Llc decreased Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) stake by 50.24% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ack Asset Management Llc sold 419,500 shares as Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)’s stock rose 33.68%. The Ack Asset Management Llc holds 415,500 shares with $9.05M value, down from 835,000 last quarter. Air Transport Services Group now has $1.44B valuation. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $24.35. About 267,871 shares traded. Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has risen 82.76% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 66.06% the S&P500.

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 28 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, December 22 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich given on Friday, January 29. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Credit Suisse. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was upgraded by Wunderlich.

United Asset Strategies Inc decreased Spdr Series Trust (XME) stake by 17,996 shares to 23,402 valued at $701,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) stake by 13,023 shares and now owns 18,217 shares. Spdr Series Trust (XBI) was reduced too.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. Morfit G Mason sold $481.95 million worth of stock. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.84 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 3. On Wednesday, May 24 Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 4,927 shares. GATES WILLIAM H III sold 2.50 million shares worth $173.51 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Truenorth Inc reported 17,874 shares. Ifrah Service Inc invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gould Asset Management Llc Ca accumulated 13,138 shares. Linscomb And Williams holds 127,564 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance has 3.42M shares. Washington Trust holds 1.12% or 266,883 shares. Moreover, Maple Management has 3.92% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lincoln has 0.2% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bailard Inc holds 1.71% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 312,312 shares. Crow Point Partners Ltd Liability Com invested in 3,040 shares. Long Road Inv Counsel Ltd stated it has 3,729 shares. Benedict, Georgia-based fund reported 111,577 shares. Scge Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 8.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gw Henssler And Assoc has invested 1.36% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Vantage Invest Limited Company stated it has 0.26% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $100.14 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $461,050 was sold by Corrado Richard Francis. 3,500 Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) shares with value of $83,020 were sold by Templeton Brady Thomas. TURNER QUINT O had sold 8,048 shares worth $185,748. 4.38M shares were sold by MESDAG WILLEM, worth $98.14M on Tuesday, June 6. On Thursday, May 11 HETE JOSEPH C sold $1.15M worth of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) or 50,000 shares. Another trade for 5,212 shares valued at $119,593 was sold by VORHOLT JEFFREY J.

Among 5 analysts covering Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Air Transport Services Group had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital maintained Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) on Sunday, August 9 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital given on Friday, February 24. The stock of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) on Friday, July 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 10 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 11 report. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 29 by Seaport Global Securities. The stock of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.38, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 10 investors sold ATSG shares while 52 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 50.20 million shares or 1.27% more from 49.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 51,836 were accumulated by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Advisory Svcs Network Lc accumulated 181 shares or 0% of the stock. Creative Planning, a Kansas-based fund reported 2,676 shares. Vanguard Group Inc holds 4.30M shares or 0% of its portfolio. 443,600 were accumulated by Fuller & Thaler Asset Management. Envestnet Asset Mgmt reported 0% stake. Tygh Capital Management owns 154,392 shares. Private Cap Ltd Liability holds 1.07 million shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0% or 71,171 shares. Penn Inc reported 82,225 shares. Moreover, Driehaus Ltd Liability Company has 0.44% invested in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) for 544,044 shares. First Trust Advisors Lp reported 85,607 shares. Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has invested 0% in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG).

Ack Asset Management Llc increased Us Concrete Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) stake by 112,826 shares to 365,000 valued at $28.67M in 2017Q2. It also upped Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ:AMOT) stake by 75,634 shares and now owns 320,443 shares. Allegiance Bancshares Inc was raised too.

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