Lafleur & Godfrey Has Lowered Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) as Valuation Rose; Arrowgrass Capital Partners LP Lifted Its Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Stake by $714,752

February 24, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

Nick Niell increased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 971.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp bought 11,168 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.11% with the market. The hedge fund run by Nick Niell held 12,317 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $790,000, up from 1,149 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $58.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.89% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $74.33. About 1.80 million shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Lafleur & Godfrey Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 10.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc sold 10,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 89,277 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.65M, down from 99,677 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $724.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06. About 26.33M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

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 $6.54B for 27.66 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 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.58 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98 million. 55,000 shares were sold by Hood Amy, worth $4.00 million.

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 firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 20. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Sunday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8200 target in Friday, July 21 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Wunderlich maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, July 22. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $20 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, July 17. Oppenheimer reinitiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, March 17 with “Outperform” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $64.0 target in Tuesday, November 10 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, May 24 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. Thompson Mgmt Inc reported 194,367 shares. Private Wealth Advsr owns 40,488 shares for 1.24% of their portfolio. 266,000 were accumulated by Friess Associate Ltd Liability Co. 7,020 are owned by Miracle Mile Lc. Braun Stacey Assocs Inc has invested 2.14% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aureus Asset Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.81% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc Limited owns 1.20 million shares. Amp Capital Invsts Limited has invested 1.53% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Brown Advisory Lc invested in 140,475 shares. Patten & Patten Tn accumulated 234,262 shares. 5,291 were accumulated by North Point Managers Oh. Alpine Woods Cap reported 161,900 shares stake. Cobblestone Capital Limited Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 53,775 shares. New Vernon Investment Management Ltd Liability accumulated 0.68% or 8,242 shares. Kj Harrison Ptnrs has invested 1.98% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $14.76 billion and $13.54B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric Co (Call) (NYSE:GE) by 7,143 shares to 5,681 shares, valued at $13.74M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pepsico Inc (Put) (NYSE:PEP) by 800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 373 shares, and cut its stake in General Cable Corp Del New (Prn).

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