Harding Loevner LP Has Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Stake By $1.50 Million; Sifco Industries (SIF) Has 0.78 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Harding Loevner Lp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 1.42% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Harding Loevner Lp sold 20,267 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Harding Loevner Lp holds 1.41M shares with $105.13M value, down from 1.43 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $691.23 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27 million shares traded or 8.63% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

SIFCO Industries, Inc. produces and sells forgings and machined components primarily for the aerospace and energy markets in the United States and Europe. The company has market cap of $37.00 million. The companyÂ’s processes and services include forging, heat-treating, and machining. It currently has negative earnings. It offers original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket components for aircraft and industrial gas turbine engines; steam turbine blades; structural airframe components; aircraft landing gear components; aircraft wheels and brakes; rotating components for helicopters; and commercial/industrial products.

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc holds 0.33% of its portfolio in SIFCO Industries, Inc. for 171,456 shares. Rbf Capital Llc owns 175,958 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cove Street Capital Llc has 0.1% invested in the company for 153,948 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Minerva Advisors Llc has invested 0.09% in the stock. Blackrock Inc., a New York-based fund reported 13,733 shares.

The stock increased 0.94% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $6.61. About 1,015 shares traded. SIFCO Industries, Inc. (SIF) has declined 31.92% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.62% the S&P500.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 142 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. FBN Securities maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. Wunderlich maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 22 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Bank of America. As per Tuesday, July 19, the company rating was initiated by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, August 29 by UBS. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. As per Sunday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co.

Harding Loevner Lp increased Fresenius Med Care Ag&Co Kga (NYSE:FMS) stake by 162,093 shares to 3.91M valued at $191.17M in 2017Q3. It also upped Banco Bradesco S A (NYSE:BBD) stake by 294,100 shares and now owns 23.88M shares. Hsbc Hldgs Plc (NYSE:HSBC) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hudock Cap Gru Limited Liability Corp holds 0.33% or 9,406 shares in its portfolio. Legacy Private Trust holds 67,466 shares or 0.61% of its portfolio. Economic Planning Gru Adv owns 0.14% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 4,862 shares. Cardinal Capital Management owns 93,284 shares. Proffitt & Goodson reported 0.66% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Psagot Inv House Ltd stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hourglass Capital Ltd Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 4,532 shares. Caprock Group has 120,870 shares for 1.88% of their portfolio. Berson Corrado Invest Ltd Liability Co owns 34,578 shares. Grand Jean Mgmt Inc holds 0.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 10,962 shares. Us Savings Bank De holds 1.46% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 6.11M shares. Strategic Limited Liability invested in 75,257 shares or 2.43% of the stock. Benin Management Corp reported 78,954 shares stake. J Goldman And Company Ltd Partnership has invested 0.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Towercrest Capital Management invested in 0.18% or 3,168 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. Hood Amy had sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00M. $507.89 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Morfit G Mason. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98M on Wednesday, August 30.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63B for 26.05 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

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