Bluestein R H & Company Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Trimble Navigation LTD (TRMB) Sentiment Is 1.18

February 18, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions to enhance the work processes of office and mobile field professionals worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.82 billion. The companyÂ’s Engineering and Construction segment offers field and office software for route selection and design; systems to guide and control construction equipment; systems to monitor, track, and manage assets, equipment, and workers; software to share and communicate data; 3D conceptual design and modeling software; building information modeling software; integrated site layout and measurement systems; applications for sub-contractors and trades; integrated workplace management services software; capital program and facility management solutions; field based data collection systems; and communication systems and back-office software. It has a 83.98 P/E ratio. The Company’s Field Solutions segment provides guidance and positioning, and automated application systems; and information management solutions, as well as systems to collect authoritative field data.

Bluestein R H & Company increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 10.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bluestein R H & Company acquired 42,798 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Bluestein R H & Company holds 444,688 shares with $33.13 million value, up from 401,890 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $708.38 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $92. About 30.60 million shares traded or 7.48% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% 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. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, November 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. Vetr downgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, August 27. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $47.76 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Bank of America. Evercore maintained it with “Buy” rating and $106.0 target in Friday, December 8 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. Miles holds 0.97% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 22,880 shares. Independent Order Of Foresters holds 0.47% or 7,565 shares. Hemenway Tru Co Limited Liability Co holds 125,026 shares. Germany-based Deutsche Retail Bank Ag has invested 1.08% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 94,111 were accumulated by Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc Ca. Tru Co Of Vermont accumulated 202,499 shares. Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Llc owns 1.70 million shares. Noesis Capital Mangement holds 0.39% or 13,814 shares in its portfolio. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Company invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Raymond James Finance Svcs Advisors invested 1.38% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Compass Capital Mngmt holds 366,034 shares. Allen Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 3.68% or 1.08 million shares in its portfolio. Jw Asset Limited holds 53,000 shares. Oarsman Cap reported 45,702 shares stake. Kbc Group Nv owns 3.00 million shares or 2.03% of their US portfolio.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. $4.00M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98M worth of stock or 26,763 shares.

Bluestein R H & Company decreased Facebook Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 19,833 shares to 353,675 valued at $60.43 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) stake by 8,700 shares and now owns 2,600 shares. Thor Industries Inc (NYSE:THO) was reduced too.

The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $39.47. About 1.07M shares traded or 5.55% up from the average. Trimble Inc. (TRMB) has risen 51.45% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.75% the S&P500.

Telemark Asset Management Llc holds 4.44% of its portfolio in Trimble Inc. for 550,000 shares. Impax Asset Management Ltd owns 2.89 million shares or 3.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jag Capital Management Llc has 3.09% invested in the company for 419,201 shares. The Tennessee-based Reliant Investment Management Llc has invested 3.05% in the stock. Cornerstone Capital Inc., a California-based fund reported 426,451 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.82 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Trimble’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Trimble, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $24.0 while the high is $33.0. The stock’s average target of $28 is -29.06% below today’s ($39.47) share price. TRMB was included in 4 notes of analysts from November 4, 2016. The rating was initiated by Northcoast on Friday, January 13 with “Neutral”. The stock of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 9 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Friday, November 4 with “Buy”. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Hold” rating and $24.0 target in Thursday, February 9 report.

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