Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv Has Lowered Position in Microsoft (MSFT) by $1.36 Million as Market Valuation Rose; As Home Depot Com (HD) Valuation Declined, Cognios Capital Has Increased Its Position

May 24, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Cognios Capital Llc increased its stake in Home Depot Inc Com (HD) by 124.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cognios Capital Llc bought 3,783 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,819 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.29 million, up from 3,036 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cognios Capital Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $215.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $186.56. About 2.42 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv sold 16,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.55M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $132.93M, down from 1.57M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $753.60 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $98.08. About 14.03 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 185 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, September 13. Citigroup maintained it with “Sell” rating and $79 target in Friday, October 27 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $87 target in Thursday, January 25 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 7 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, January 29. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. UBS maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, April 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, April 1. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Sunday, August 27. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $90.0 target.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “20 Stocks Hedge Fund Managers Are Buying In Bulk” on May 23, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “The Selloff in Baidu Inc Stock Is a Golden Buying Opportunity” published on May 24, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft 3.0: A Turnaround That Looks Real” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Microsoft Catches Amazon as Second Most Valuable Company” published on April 25, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “New Google Chromebooks Are Designed to Invade the Business Market” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv, which manages about $663.67 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tucows Inc (NASDAQ:TCX) by 10,000 shares to 904,292 shares, valued at $63.35 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Retirement Of Alabama invested in 2.12% or 5.12 million shares. Ingalls Snyder Lc has 1.45% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 369,166 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Investment Limited invested in 1.40 million shares or 0.7% of the stock. Kanawha Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 2.95% or 235,875 shares. Palisade Mngmt Ltd Liability Com Nj stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stack Financial Management reported 558,949 shares or 4.81% of all its holdings. Atria Limited Com holds 157,097 shares. Arga Invest Lp has invested 0.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Peddock Cap Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 3,520 shares. 5,402 were reported by Windsor Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp. Hamel Assocs holds 1.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31,666 shares. The Massachusetts-based Foster Dykema Cabot Ma has invested 1.91% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Middleton Co Ma holds 53,473 shares. Schwartz Inv Counsel stated it has 12,850 shares. Beaumont Financial Partners reported 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 22.70 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

Among 36 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 120 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, May 16 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. Vetr downgraded it to “Buy” rating and $125.7 target in Wednesday, August 19 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 6. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, June 23. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 10. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 51 investors sold HD shares while 662 reduced holdings. 164 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 788.59 million shares or 0.96% less from 796.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barnett Inc holds 0.2% or 2,130 shares. Gm Advisory Grp Inc invested in 3,520 shares. Rmb Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.16% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Wealthtrust holds 1,183 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Duncker Streett & Inc accumulated 21,255 shares. Barrett Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 68,155 shares or 0.91% of its portfolio. Weik Capital Management invested in 17,500 shares or 1.55% of the stock. Sns Fincl Lc has 3,025 shares. Independent Investors holds 0.74% or 10,012 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 1.62% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Dodge And Cox owns 68,885 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Page Arthur B invested 3.69% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Bb&T Securities Llc invested in 0.23% or 92,420 shares. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia reported 305,389 shares. Gabalex Mngmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 100,000 shares or 5.44% of all its holdings.

Cognios Capital Llc, which manages about $312.20 million and $265.15 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Smucker J M Co Com New (NYSE:SJM) by 11,427 shares to 7,382 shares, valued at $917,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Autozone Inc Nev (NYSE:AZO) by 1,829 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,070 shares, and cut its stake in United Parcel Svc Inccl B (NYSE:UPS).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $56.15 million activity. 41,396 shares valued at $7.58M were sold by Carey Matt on Friday, December 8. $3.00M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) was bought by BRENNEMAN GREGORY D on Wednesday, March 21. 33,200 shares were sold by Decker Edward P., worth $6.18 million on Wednesday, May 16. 17,310 shares valued at $3.21M were sold by Roseborough Teresa Wynn on Thursday, May 17. Lennie William G. had sold 9,000 shares worth $1.68M on Thursday, May 17. On Thursday, February 22 Campbell Ann Marie sold $7.02 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 37,680 shares.

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Home Depot: With Expected 28% EPS Growth In FY18, Mr. Market Is Short-Sighted” on May 21, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Is Home Depot, Inc. (HD) a Buy?” published on May 01, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “How Lowe’s Earnings Stack Up To Home Depot” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Home Depot: Price Trajectory Uncertain, But I Would Still Go Long” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions Q1 2018 | May 23” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

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