Madison Investment Holdings Has Trimmed By $4.52 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Griffin Land & Nurseries (GRIF)’s Sentiment Is 1.17

June 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc (GRIF) investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.83, from 2 in 2017Q4. The ratio fall, as 14 investment managers increased and started new stock positions, while 12 trimmed and sold stock positions in Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc. The investment managers in our database now hold: 2.37 million shares, down from 2.38 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 9 Increased: 9 New Position: 5.

Madison Investment Holdings Inc decreased Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stake by 9.19% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Madison Investment Holdings Inc sold 49,690 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s stock rose 3.08%. The Madison Investment Holdings Inc holds 491,194 shares with $44.83 million value, down from 540,884 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation now has $771.47B valuation. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $100.41. About 22.23 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 16/04/2018 – Microsoft has previously looked to Linux to boost its public cloud and operate equipment in its data centers; 10/04/2018 – C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Al in the Enterprise; 29/03/2018 – PRESTARIANG – UNIT AWARDED CONTRACT BY LEMBAGA HASIL DALAM NEGERI MALAYSIA TO PROVIDE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENCES, SERVICES FOR 38.2 MLN RGT; 03/05/2018 – Unravel Data Collaborates with Microsoft Azure to Boost Performance and Reliability for Big Data Workloads in the Cloud; 05/03/2018 – Microsoft will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers; 05/04/2018 – Dream Jobs Take Flight With Allegiant’s New Careers Website; 16/05/2018 – Financial Post: Microsoft planning low-cost Surface tablet line to take on iPad; 14/05/2018 – Insight Illustrates the Power of Microsoft’s New Azure Sphere Solution; 27/03/2018 – L3 TECHNOLOGIES IN 5 YR CLOUD COMPUTING PACT WITH MICROSOFT; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT QTRLY SURFACE REVENUE INCREASED 32% (UP 27% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY)

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 23.24 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

Madison Investment Holdings Inc increased Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) stake by 212,215 shares to 311,970 valued at $14.64 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Ishares Ibonds Dec 2022 Term C stake by 15,913 shares and now owns 27,334 shares. Cdw Corp/De (NASDAQ:CDW) was raised too.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. The insider Capossela Christopher C sold 10,000 shares worth $1.01M. PETERSON SANDRA E bought $550,606 worth of stock or 5,400 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 132,161 are held by Bernzott Cap Advsrs. Nomura Asset Management invested in 2.80M shares. John G Ullman And Assoc accumulated 102,039 shares or 1.8% of the stock. Acadian Asset Management Lc accumulated 4.46 million shares or 1.76% of the stock. Moreover, Fuller And Thaler Asset Inc has 0.07% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 67,328 shares. Public Sector Pension Board reported 1.15% stake. Inverness Counsel Ltd Company accumulated 3.81% or 693,055 shares. Cahill Fin Advisors owns 16,212 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt Ny reported 2.26% stake. Horseman Capital Mgmt Limited owns 26,000 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio. Cap World Invsts has 5.3% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 257.83 million shares. Moreover, Hartford Investment has 2.82% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). S Muoio And Ltd Llc accumulated 19,716 shares. First Interstate National Bank & Trust has 2.73% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 132,296 shares. Garrison Financial has 2,437 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, March 21, the company rating was maintained by William Blair. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Monday, November 23. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Sunday, September 17. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 13. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, April 30 with “Neutral”. Argus Research maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, June 6. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $116 target.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft: Valuation Update” on June 22, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mark Your Calendar: Microsoft Corporation Earnings” published on June 21, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “AT&T Faces Uphill Battle of Branded Content vs. Technology” on June 21, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft: Outlook Remains Bright” with publication date: June 19, 2018.

Teton Advisors Inc. holds 0.91% of its portfolio in Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. for 255,647 shares. Towerview Llc owns 48,827 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gamco Investors Inc. Et Al has 0.21% invested in the company for 837,113 shares. The New York-based Gabelli Funds Llc has invested 0.13% in the stock. Kings Point Capital Management, a New York-based fund reported 10,583 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $188,651 activity.

Another recent and important Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRIF) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Griffin Announces Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Leasing” on June 12, 2018.

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. develops, manages, and leases industrial and commercial properties in the United States. The company has market cap of $220.55 million. As of November 30, 2016, the firm owned 32 buildings comprising 21 industrial/warehouse buildings, 11 office/flex buildings, and a restaurant building. It has a 57.35 P/E ratio. It also owns approximately 2,907 acres of land in Connecticut, as well as owns approximately 422 acres of land in Massachusetts, 117 acres of land in Pennsylvania, and 1,066 acres in northern Florida.

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