Radware LTD (RDWR) Holder Ion Asset Management LTD Has Boosted Its Stake; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Cornerstone Investment Partners Has Boosted Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Cornerstone Investment Partners Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 88.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cornerstone Investment Partners Llc bought 603,426 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.29 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $95.78 million, up from 682,420 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cornerstone Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $704.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.33% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $91.49. About 26.92 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Bart Baum increased its stake in Radware Ltd (RDWR) by 6.83% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ion Asset Management Ltd bought 119,720 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.20% with the market. The hedge fund run by Bart Baum held 1.87 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.58 million, up from 1.75 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ion Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Radware Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $913.51 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $21.01. About 236,695 shares traded or 18.57% up from the average. Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) has risen 64.61% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.91% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. Syntal Capital Partners has 9,028 shares. Broderick Brian C invested 1.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 10.24 million are owned by Veritas Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership. Payden & Rygel stated it has 2.53% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bernzott Capital Advisors invested in 1.24% or 116,610 shares. Merriman Wealth Limited Co has invested 11.99% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Wealth holds 40,488 shares. Cap Mngmt Corp Va holds 0.06% or 3,000 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Summit Finance Wealth Advsrs has 0.58% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 21,518 shares. Moreover, Independent Franchise Partners Limited Liability Partnership has 7.53% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jbf Capital stated it has 1.53% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 19,220 are held by Beach Invest Ltd Co. Cue Financial Group Inc has 23,903 shares. Nbt Savings Bank N A accumulated 208,424 shares. Stifel holds 1.38% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 5.32M shares.

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. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 21. Barclays Capital has “Buy” rating and $8200 target. Tigress Financial upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, January 23 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, November 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 21 by William Blair. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, December 8 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, May 16. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24. Wunderlich maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, July 20. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $60 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 27.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.26 million activity. 55,000 shares were sold by Hood Amy, worth $4.00M. 3,000 shares valued at $279,912 were sold by Capossela Christopher C on Friday, February 16.

Among 9 analysts covering Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Radware had 29 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 6 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Needham. The stock of Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Imperial Capital. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of RDWR in report on Wednesday, July 29 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 2. Imperial Capital maintained Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) on Tuesday, February 6 with “In-Line” rating. The stock of Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Needham.

Ion Asset Management Ltd, which manages about $328.96 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Veon Ltd by 231,486 shares to 2.36 million shares, valued at $9.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 113,634 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 82,176 shares, and cut its stake in Orbotech Ltd (NASDAQ:ORBK).

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