Westchester Capital Management Has Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Rudolph Tech (RTEC) Shorts Lowered By 39.48%

December 10, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Westchester Capital Management Inc increased Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stake by 3.66% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Westchester Capital Management Inc acquired 4,673 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Westchester Capital Management Inc holds 132,418 shares with $9.13M value, up from 127,745 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation now has $649.26B valuation. The stock increased 2.02% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $84.16. About 24.49 million shares traded or 18.39% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Rudolph Tech Incorporated (NYSE:RTEC) had a decrease of 39.48% in short interest. RTEC’s SI was 244,200 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 39.48% from 403,500 shares previously. With 155,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Rudolph Tech Incorporated (NYSE:RTEC)’s short sellers to cover RTEC’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.67% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $23.6. About 200,755 shares traded. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) has risen 79.97% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.27% the S&P500.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 137 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 16 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, June 14. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, November 27 by Piper Jaffray. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, September 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 21 by Wunderlich.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It is 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. Moreover, Stelac Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2,033 shares. Coastline Tru has 100,868 shares for 1.26% of their portfolio. Kanawha reported 236,617 shares stake. Generation Inv Mgmt Llp owns 7.71 million shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Com owns 6,165 shares. Roanoke Asset Management Corporation New York reported 48,199 shares or 1.57% of all its holdings. Yorktown Mgmt And Rech accumulated 21,200 shares. Paradigm Advisors Lc has 0.22% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 6,215 shares. The California-based National Bank Of Stockton has invested 0.42% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, World Asset has 1.82% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 764,410 shares. Maryland reported 380,815 shares or 3.78% of all its holdings. Wellington Mngmt Group Inc Llp holds 119.33M shares. Moreover, Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.45% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 33,082 shares. Private Management Grp holds 0.04% or 10,202 shares in its portfolio. Rmb Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0.83% or 420,005 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 17 investors sold Rudolph Technologies, Inc. shares while 62 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 27.71 million shares or 1.18% less from 28.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Granahan Inv Mngmt Ma reported 282,724 shares. Piermont Cap Management Incorporated owns 52,920 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 298,598 shares. Hancock Com, a Mississippi-based fund reported 105,005 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Moreover, Westwood Mngmt Corp Il has 0.07% invested in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Secor L P owns 48,269 shares. Vanguard Group reported 1.68M shares stake. Foundry Prns Limited Liability Company invested in 291,706 shares. Ellington Management Group Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.09% in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Prelude Capital Mgmt reported 0% stake. Timpani Limited Liability reported 88,995 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 13,315 shares stake. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC). Tanaka Cap Mgmt Inc holds 70,977 shares.

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