Geller Family Office Services Lowered Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding, Banner (BANR)’s Sentiment Is 2.04

June 19, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Geller Family Office Services Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 49.32% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Geller Family Office Services Llc sold 6,229 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Geller Family Office Services Llc holds 6,400 shares with $398,000 value, down from 12,629 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $545.62B valuation. The stock rose 0.81% or $0.57 reaching $70.57. About 9.76M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Banner Corporation is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $1.86 billion. The Firm is engaged in the business of planning, directing and coordinating the business activities of its subsidiaries, Banner Bank and Islanders Bank. It has a 20.74 P/E ratio. Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $2.55 billion activity. $253.92M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. Another trade for 4,927 shares valued at $338,709 was sold by Capossela Christopher C. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81M on Thursday, May 25. $481.95M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Morfit G Mason. BROD FRANK H sold $490,125 worth of stock or 7,500 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. Vetr downgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, August 27. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $47.76 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, July 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 21 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, October 1. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, August 29. UBS has “Buy” rating and $64 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Friday, October 23 report.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.41 billion for 25.20 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.11% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It improved, 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. Minnesota-based Bremer Tru Natl Association has invested 0.49% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 4.10M were reported by Axa. Cohen Klingenstein Limited has invested 0.48% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cannell Peter B And Co Inc accumulated 2.88% or 1.28M shares. Cincinnati Insur invested in 2.88% or 1.43 million shares. Pinnacle Wealth Mngmt Advisory Grp Limited Co reported 34,536 shares. Accredited reported 11,867 shares stake. Ashfield Cap Lc stated it has 3.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tru Of Oklahoma accumulated 0% or 39,856 shares. Altavista Wealth has 86,573 shares. Geneva Ltd Liability Com has 1.92 million shares. Lyons Wealth Limited Liability owns 76,256 shares for 6.47% of their portfolio. Beese Fulmer Mngmt holds 2% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 124,426 shares. Hartwell J M Partnership reported 6.57% stake. Morgan Stanley holds 1.31% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 64.48M shares.

Analysts await Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 8.96% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.67 per share. BANR’s profit will be $24.05 million for 19.33 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Banner Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

About 75,324 shares traded. Banner Corporation (BANR) has risen 23.00% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.30% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $2.33 million activity.

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