Half Robert Int’l (RHI) Holder Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Trimmed Stake; Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Gvo Asset Management LTD Trimmed Stake by $5.29 Million as Valuation Rose

February 16, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Gvo Asset Management Ltd decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 16.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gvo Asset Management Ltd sold 71,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 357,545 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.63M, down from 429,045 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gvo Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $717.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $93.16. About 10.42M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc decreased its stake in Half Robert Int’l (RHI) by 60.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc sold 7,980 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.90% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 5,295 shares of the professional services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $267,000, down from 13,275 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc who had been investing in Half Robert Int’l for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $56.95. About 262,165 shares traded. Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has risen 17.82% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.12% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Tigress Financial maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, October 27 with “Sell”. On Sunday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, January 13, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 8. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, September 3 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with “Sell”. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. 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. 474,320 were accumulated by Davidson Inv Advisors. Burney reported 145,039 shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. 253,227 were reported by Academy Mngmt Tx. Penobscot Investment Mgmt Communications, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 80,152 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Llc invested 2.84% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Washington reported 89,695 shares or 3.33% of all its holdings. Oz Mgmt L P, a New York-based fund reported 4.51M shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt accumulated 47,288 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Services Automobile Association accumulated 8.45M shares. Opus Cap Group Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.32% or 18,991 shares. Ardevora Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 354,000 shares. Westend Advsrs Ltd Company reported 4.57% stake. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Weik Invest Services Incorporated has 3.85% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 108,585 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt invested in 1.35 million shares or 2.62% of the stock.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $5.98 million activity. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Hood Amy sold $4.00 million.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $11.54 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold RHI shares while 130 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 102.17 million shares or 0.31% less from 102.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Soros Fund Management Llc has 0.01% invested in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). First Tru Advsrs LP has invested 0.01% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership owns 640 shares. Stanley Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 4% or 142,493 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Chicago Equity Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) for 5,690 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System invested in 0.03% or 196,816 shares. Lazard Asset Management Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Shell Asset Management holds 0.02% or 25,525 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Oakbrook Invests Ltd Llc accumulated 13,740 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 38,260 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Sigma Planning owns 12,359 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 18,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Patten Grp stated it has 41 shares. Lyons Wealth Limited Company invested in 1.21% or 16,099 shares.

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