Ardsley Advisory Partners Upped By $465,000 Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; 8 Analysts Are Bullish Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (BITA) Last Week

August 10, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Among 9 analysts covering Bitauto Holdings (NYSE:BITA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Bitauto Holdings had 13 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $20 target in Monday, May 16 report. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of BITA in report on Friday, July 8 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, February 23 by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 10 by CLSA. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by HSBC. As per Wednesday, March 9, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Outperform” rating by CLSA given on Wednesday, May 24. Credit Agricole upgraded the shares of BITA in report on Monday, February 22 to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Agricole to “Underperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by CLSA given on Monday, February 22. See Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA) latest ratings:

24/05/2017 Broker: CLSA Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Outperform Downgrade

Ardsley Advisory Partners increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 62.5% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ardsley Advisory Partners acquired 7,500 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Ardsley Advisory Partners holds 19,500 shares with $1.21 million value, up from 12,000 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $554.41B valuation. The stock declined 0.68% or $0.49 reaching $71.98 on the news. About 4.74M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

About 198,963 shares traded. Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA) has risen 69.99% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.29% the S&P500.

Bitauto Holdings Limited is a provider of Internet content and marketing services for China’s automotive industry. The company has market cap of $2.55 billion. The Company’s bitauto.com and taoche.com Websites provide clients with information on new and used automobile pricing, and promotional information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through three divisions: advertising business, EP platform business and digital marketing solutions business.

Among 33 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 104 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, April 1, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Bank of America. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8. Wells Fargo initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, November 10. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 6 with “Overweight”. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”.

Ardsley Advisory Partners decreased Progenics Pharmaceuticals In (NASDAQ:PGNX) stake by 190,000 shares to 270,000 valued at $2.33M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Platform Specialty Prods Cor (NYSE:PAH) stake by 65,000 shares and now owns 520,000 shares. Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) was reduced too.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $1.34 billion activity. Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 24. Another trade for 2.50 million shares valued at $172.24 million was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. Shares for $481.95 million were sold by Morfit G Mason. 26,165 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.81 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 2.12% more from 5.39 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Pacwest Financial Mngmt reported 2.84% stake. 241,170 are held by Cumberland Prns Ltd. Agf Investments has 17,600 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. A D Beadell Investment Counsel Incorporated has invested 1.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Clearbridge Invests Ltd stated it has 1.63% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Forester Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 70,214 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 2.35 million shares. Scholtz & Co Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 3.7% or 68,600 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Limited Liability Corporation, Connecticut-based fund reported 10,075 shares. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Invest Counsel Ltd Company holds 1.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 109,371 shares. Cardinal Capital Mngmt owns 93,890 shares or 2.22% of their US portfolio. Yhb Investment Advsr Inc reported 245,485 shares. Montrusco Bolton Investments accumulated 86,732 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Gulf International Savings Bank (Uk) invested 2.16% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Granite Advsrs Inc has 1.73% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 135,672 shares.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our daily email newsletter.




Free Email Newsletter

Enter your email address below to get the latest news and analysts' ratings for your stocks with our free daily email newsletter:


Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com