State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue Lifted Its Position in Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) by $4.00 Million; As Microsoft (MSFT) Share Value Rose, Shareholder Planning Alternatives LTD Has Decreased Its Holding by $335,495

April 26, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Planning Alternatives Ltd decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 27.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Planning Alternatives Ltd sold 3,947 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,561 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $903,000, down from 14,508 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Planning Alternatives Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $727.82B market cap company. The stock increased 2.40% or $2.22 during the last trading session, reaching $94.53. About 9.22M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue increased its stake in Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) by 56.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue bought 57,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.21% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 158,720 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.20 million, up from 101,520 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue who had been investing in Intercontinental Exchange In for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $73.26. About 575,772 shares traded. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has risen 20.88% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.33% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Intercontinental Exchange had 69 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80 target in Friday, November 3 report. RBC Capital Markets reinitiated it with “Sector Perform” rating and $60 target in Friday, March 31 report. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Thursday, May 19. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 6. On Friday, March 24 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Buy”. Argus Research downgraded the shares of ICE in report on Monday, November 2 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, May 10. UBS maintained the shares of ICE in report on Thursday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 33 investors sold ICE shares while 214 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 235 raised stakes. 496.95 million shares or 0.82% less from 501.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 18,702 are held by Greenwich Wealth Limited Liability Corporation. Cibc Ww, a New York-based fund reported 118,323 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Co reported 105,951 shares. Buckingham Asset Lc holds 0.07% or 4,889 shares in its portfolio. Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 72,285 shares. The Minnesota-based Sit Invest Associate has invested 0.05% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Massachusetts Fincl Ma reported 3.51M shares. Td Asset has 0.05% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated holds 0.1% or 1.70 million shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag accumulated 2.82M shares. Tiverton Asset Mgmt Ltd Company holds 217,784 shares. Cap Interest Invsts reported 8.74 million shares or 0.7% of all its holdings. Mirae Asset Co invested 0.09% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). 512,090 were reported by Kornitzer Ks. Moreover, Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 18,875 shares.

State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, which manages about $4.19B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) by 12,630 shares to 194,331 shares, valued at $11.80 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Retail Pptys Amer Inc (NYSE:RPAI) by 35,980 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 141,490 shares, and cut its stake in Education Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:EDR).

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

Planning Alternatives Ltd, which manages about $928.97 million and $560.10M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) by 11,740 shares to 17,910 shares, valued at $810,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) by 18,933 shares in the quarter, for a total of 447,576 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Specialized Fun (VIG).

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