Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Cut Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding by $1.24 Million as Stock Rose; Gargoyle Investment Advisor Lowered Pvh (PVH) Stake by $477,034 as Stock Rose

April 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 5.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc sold 14,596 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 270,697 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.16 million, down from 285,293 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $734.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $95.35. About 19.23 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc decreased its stake in Pvh Corp (PVH) by 52.77% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc sold 3,482 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3,116 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $428,000, down from 6,598 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc who had been investing in Pvh Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $160.25. About 572,775 shares traded. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has risen 41.04% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.49% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54 billion for 28.04 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc, which manages about $572.13M and $589.17 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 25,702 shares to 431,651 shares, valued at $22.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) by 7,455 shares in the quarter, for a total of 119,085 shares, and has risen its stake in Invesco Ltd (NYSE:IVZ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It is negative, 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. First Commercial Bank & Of Newtown owns 78,489 shares. Taconic Cap Limited Partnership invested in 236,000 shares. 204,874 were accumulated by Kentucky Retirement Ins Tru Fund. Sand Hill Global Advisors Llc has 0.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Monarch Cap Mngmt holds 88,247 shares. Sva Plumb Wealth Ltd Liability Company invested in 148,513 shares. Associated Banc stated it has 653,179 shares or 3.01% of all its holdings. Institute For Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 77,282 shares or 1.53% of its portfolio. Moreover, Jackson Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 2.41% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 107,882 shares. Cibc Fincl Bank Usa invested 0.61% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 27.23M were accumulated by Swiss Bank. Moody Fincl Bank Tru Division holds 60,486 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Department Mb Bancorporation N A reported 27,528 shares. 127,940 are held by Btc Capital Mngmt Incorporated. Oakwood Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company Ca reported 2.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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 company was upgraded on Thursday, November 17 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Pacific Crest on Tuesday, September 22 with “Overweight”. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, January 29 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, November 30 to “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy”.

Among 22 analysts covering PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. PVH Corp had 93 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, April 2 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, November 30. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Brean Capital initiated PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) rating on Friday, August 26. UBS has “Buy” rating and $125 target. On Friday, December 22 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16000 target in Wednesday, April 4 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $112 target in Friday, March 24 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Monday, August 21.

Analysts await PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $2.25 earnings per share, up 36.36% or $0.60 from last year’s $1.65 per share. PVH’s profit will be $173.26 million for 17.81 P/E if the $2.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.58 actual earnings per share reported by PVH Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.41% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 31 investors sold PVH shares while 165 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 71.40 million shares or 0.58% more from 70.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Strategic Global Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.93% or 20,815 shares in its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.07% of its portfolio in PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) for 12,216 shares. Systematic Finance Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.59% invested in PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH). Putnam Invs Lc owns 159,871 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Campbell And Inv Adviser Ltd Liability holds 6,548 shares. Invesco reported 227,453 shares stake. Pitcairn owns 3,874 shares. 23,213 are owned by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Timber Hill Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 5,538 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Moreover, Genesee Valley Trust has 0.16% invested in PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH). Axa reported 75,200 shares. Castleark Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 40,850 shares or 0.17% of the stock. The Idaho-based Caprock Grp has invested 0.05% in PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH). The Texas-based Utd Svcs Automobile Association has invested 0.01% in PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH). Janney Montgomery Scott reported 0.02% stake.

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