Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Claar Advisors Has Upped Position; London Co Of Virginia Boosted Tiffany & Co New (TIF) Holding by $5.67 Million

April 25, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Gary Claar increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 6.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Claar Advisors Llc bought 14,183 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Gary Claar held 246,960 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21.13M, up from 232,777 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Claar Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $717.00B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.34% or $2.23 during the last trading session, reaching $93.12. About 28.91 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

London Co Of Virginia increased its stake in Tiffany & Co New (TIF) by 16.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. London Co Of Virginia bought 55,082 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 384,142 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $39.93 million, up from 329,060 at the end of the previous reported quarter. London Co Of Virginia who had been investing in Tiffany & Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.40 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $99.56. About 1.24 million shares traded. Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has risen 1.55% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.00% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Tiffany & Co. had 89 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 7. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 21. On Thursday, August 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Buy”. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of TIF in report on Tuesday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $107 target in Tuesday, April 11 report. Bernstein maintained Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Bernstein has “Outperform” rating and $101 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28.

London Co Of Virginia, which manages about $13.80 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tempur Sealy Intl Inc (NYSE:TPX) by 107,008 shares to 774,419 shares, valued at $48.55M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Martin Marietta Matls Inc (NYSE:MLM) by 17,748 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 401,293 shares, and cut its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. 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. Kentucky Retirement stated it has 2.9% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cs Mckee Lp reported 566,135 shares. Dillon & reported 0.29% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Churchill Mngmt holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31,291 shares. Vanguard Gru invested in 2.18% or 581.91M shares. 10,100 are owned by Chickasaw Mngmt Limited Liability Corp. 13,364 are owned by Bluemountain Capital Mgmt Ltd Com. The Texas-based Yacktman Asset LP has invested 5.18% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ccm Invest Advisers Lc reported 2.27% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Interocean Cap Limited Liability Company reported 250,937 shares. Trillium Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 1.92% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). South Texas Money Management invested in 2.57% or 645,662 shares. Cutter Co Brokerage owns 4,651 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc owns 31.52M shares for 2.14% of their portfolio. Westchester reported 4.69% stake.

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