Cheviot Value Management Decreased Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) by $1.09 Million; As Microsoft (MSFT) Valuation Rose, Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Upped by $337,958 Its Stake

February 21, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Cheviot Value Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 9.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cheviot Value Management Llc sold 14,763 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 148,415 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.06 million, down from 163,178 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cheviot Value Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $713.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $92.72. About 30.91M shares traded or 7.72% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 40.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc bought 4,567 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,872 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.18 million, up from 11,305 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $713.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $92.72. About 30.91 million shares traded or 7.72% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc, which manages about $2.87B and $1.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (QQQ) by 22,220 shares to 393,340 shares, valued at $57.21 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 75,117 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.22 million shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IGM).

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $5.98 million activity. Hood Amy also sold $4.00M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29.

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. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, September 3. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was initiated by William Blair with “Market Perform”. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 31. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, December 8.

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. Hyman Charles D reported 1.78% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Intersect Capital Ltd Com invested 2.13% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hutchinson Mgmt Ca holds 169,830 shares or 3.41% of its portfolio. Golub Grp Ltd Liability Company holds 3.72% or 538,730 shares. Cacti Asset Limited Com reported 0.24% stake. Harris Associate Limited Partnership invested in 0.31% or 2.45M shares. 285,293 were accumulated by Cornerstone Cap Inc. Berkshire Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 392,390 shares. First Fincl Corporation In has invested 1.57% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Dsc Ltd Partnership holds 0.43% or 17,995 shares in its portfolio. Stock Yards Financial Bank And Tru holds 2.44% or 279,102 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 2.28% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Amer Money Management Limited Liability Com reported 64,952 shares or 3.22% of all its holdings. Moreover, Monetary Mngmt Gp Inc has 4.03% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt holds 6.23% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 9.75 million shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc has invested 3.9% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Monetary Mngmt Incorporated reported 128,363 shares. Miller Invest Mngmt Limited Partnership accumulated 37,539 shares or 0.9% of the stock. Moreover, Page Arthur B has 3.1% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Endurance Wealth Mgmt, Rhode Island-based fund reported 26,257 shares. Weatherstone Cap Mgmt accumulated 0.17% or 3,309 shares. Osborne Ptnrs Cap Limited Company holds 3.54% or 347,165 shares. Marble Arch LP has invested 6.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Exchange Capital Mgmt owns 7,976 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 1.14% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stifel invested in 1.38% or 5.32M shares. Advisory Service Network Ltd Co reported 100,754 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 5.09 million shares stake. Montrusco Bolton Invests owns 0.5% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 127,127 shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma reported 2.35% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Cheviot Value Management Llc, which manages about $280.11 million and $183.96 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Agnico (NYSE:AEM) by 24,369 shares to 131,854 shares, valued at $5.96 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.27 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

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

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. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Sunday, July 16. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 29 by UBS. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, September 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Citigroup maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Sell” rating. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy”. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”.

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