Veritas Investment Management Llp Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Position; Hometrust Bancshares (HTBI) SI Decreased By 11.35%

April 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Hometrust Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HTBI) had a decrease of 11.35% in short interest. HTBI’s SI was 99,200 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 11.35% from 111,900 shares previously. With 59,100 avg volume, 2 days are for Hometrust Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HTBI)’s short sellers to cover HTBI’s short positions. The SI to Hometrust Bancshares Inc’s float is 0.58%. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $26.9. About 11,068 shares traded. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) has risen 17.04% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.49% the S&P500.

Veritas Investment Management Llp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 8.1% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Veritas Investment Management Llp sold 88,431 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Veritas Investment Management Llp holds 1.00 million shares with $85.85 million value, down from 1.09 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $731.48B valuation. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $95. About 25.59M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. 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 27.94 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Davenport And Company Lc accumulated 1.09 million shares. First Foundation Advisors has 5.99% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ashmore Wealth Management Llc stated it has 15.25% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fosun Int Limited reported 0.11% stake. Alesco Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Dean Invest Associate Ltd Liability stated it has 0.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Adell Harriman And Carpenter Inc invested in 142,274 shares. Windsor Management Limited Co, Arizona-based fund reported 5,402 shares. Counsel owns 57,842 shares. Highlander Capital Ltd Liability invested in 8,140 shares or 0.51% of the stock. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd holds 2.60 million shares. Alleghany De invested in 7.62% or 3.00 million shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 1.91% or 3.37M shares. Kemper Master Retirement Tru stated it has 4.16% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ariel Invs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 2.71% or 2.80 million 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 173 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, October 21 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 27. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. As per Sunday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 12. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Credit Suisse. Raymond James upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, November 30 to “Strong Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, January 25. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $100 target.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity. $279,912 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $165,278 activity. On Tuesday, March 13 Houghton Keith J sold $165,278 worth of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) or 6,000 shares.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for HomeTrust Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products. The company has market cap of $505.36 million. The Company’s deposit products consist of savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises retail consumer loans, such as one-to-four-family residential property lending, home equity lines of credit, construction and land/lots, indirect auto finance, and consumer lending; and commercial loans, including commercial real estate lending, construction and development lending, and commercial and industrial loans.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 4 investors sold HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 11.36 million shares or 0.21% more from 11.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schwab Charles Management Inc stated it has 76,589 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Grp accumulated 0% or 11,237 shares. First Tru Advsr L P has 38,138 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 13,250 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Paradice Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 2.12% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Bank Of New York Mellon holds 88,588 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 1,014 shares. Impax Asset Management Ltd Llc owns 1.36% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) for 918,567 shares. Moreover, Qs Investors Lc has 0% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) for 114 shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt Corporation, Delaware-based fund reported 43,579 shares. Macquarie Gru holds 1,845 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Northern Trust holds 0% or 192,559 shares in its portfolio. Los Angeles Management Equity Research holds 13,080 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% of its portfolio in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has invested 0% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI).

Among 4 analysts covering HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HomeTrust Bancshares had 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, November 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $29.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Sandler O’Neill. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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