Jensen Investment Management Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; CSS Industries (CSS) Sentiment Is 1.11

June 20, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Jensen Investment Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 0.23% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Jensen Investment Management Inc sold 13,421 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Jensen Investment Management Inc holds 5.91 million shares with $367.13 million value, down from 5.92M last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $547.94B valuation. The stock rose 0.24% or $0.17 reaching $71.04. About 10,965 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

CSS Industries, Inc. is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $234.75 million. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items. It has a 8.39 P/E ratio. The Company’s Christmas products include decorative ribbons and bows, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, tissue paper and decorations.

The stock decreased 1.73% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $26.19. About shares traded. CSS Industries Inc (CSS) has declined 5.69% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.39% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $27,920 activity.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 1.47% of its portfolio in CSS Industries Inc for 159,410 shares. Walthausen & Co. Llc owns 276,759 shares or 0.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Minerva Advisors Llc has 0.35% invested in the company for 22,898 shares. The Texas-based Bridgeway Capital Management Inc has invested 0.06% in the stock. Kennedy Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 52,650 shares.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $2.55 billion activity. 2.50M shares were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III, worth $172.24 million. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81 million. Shares for $481.95M were sold by Morfit G Mason on Wednesday, May 3. Capossela Christopher C also sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. $490,125 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by BROD FRANK H.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.70 earnings per share, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.40B for 25.37 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.11% negative EPS growth.

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. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, October 21. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 29 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 13. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 29 by UBS. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 3 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, November 17 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Underperform” on Friday, January 29. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 27 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It increased, 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. Tower Research Cap Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) owns 187,343 shares. Cardinal Capital Mgmt Inc holds 1.57% or 236,230 shares in its portfolio. Covington Cap Management stated it has 389,897 shares. Clarkston Cap Partners Ltd Company stated it has 634,133 shares or 1.87% of all its holdings. Steadfast Advsr Lp has invested 3.2% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jfs Wealth Limited Liability owns 0.1% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5,999 shares. Markel owns 207,000 shares or 0.31% of their US portfolio. Buckingham Asset Mgmt Limited, a Missouri-based fund reported 39,060 shares. 11,147 were accumulated by Brick And Kyle Associates. Montrusco Bolton Invests owns 0.3% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 86,732 shares. Monarch Mngmt accumulated 108,305 shares. Benedict Advisors Inc owns 115,759 shares or 4.16% of their US portfolio. Stephens Invest Gru reported 987 shares stake. Strs Ohio reported 1.97% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Morgan Stanley holds 1.31% or 64.48M shares.

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