Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Has Boosted By $1.12 Million Its Facebook (FB) Stake; Sun Life Financial Has Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Position

April 21, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Sun Life Financial Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 70.17% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sun Life Financial Inc sold 39,784 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Sun Life Financial Inc holds 16,911 shares with $1.45 million value, down from 56,695 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $731.48 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $95. About 25.59 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc increased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 30.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc acquired 6,380 shares as Facebook Inc (FB)’s stock declined 14.10%. The Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc holds 27,380 shares with $4.83M value, up from 21,000 last quarter. Facebook Inc now has $482.11B valuation. The stock decreased 1.08% or $1.82 during the last trading session, reaching $166.28. About 17.17 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Sun Life Financial Inc increased Welltower Inc stake by 14,111 shares to 23,366 valued at $1.49 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) stake by 7,409 shares and now owns 14,450 shares. Vanguard Admiral Fds Inc (VIOO) was raised too.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54B for 27.94 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity. 3,500 shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C, worth $325,500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Zacks Mngmt invested 2.4% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aull Monroe Inv stated it has 17,792 shares. Fir Tree Mgmt LP owns 2.19M shares. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Ltd Company reported 30,649 shares or 1.32% of all its holdings. Leavell Invest has 0.87% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Invest Prtn Limited Oh Adv has invested 2.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Vantage Investment Prtnrs Limited Liability Company holds 29,288 shares or 2.28% of its portfolio. Cordasco Network owns 4,150 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. 254,294 are owned by Bollard Group Incorporated Limited Liability. Nordea Investment Management Ab invested in 7.70 million shares or 1.56% of the stock. Etrade Management Ltd Llc holds 241,495 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Zwj Invest Counsel has 424,439 shares. River Road Asset Ltd reported 0.97% stake. Metropolitan Life Ins New York has 1.51 million shares for 1.72% of their portfolio. Wright Invsts Serv accumulated 148,659 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 173 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Sunday, August 27. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, December 22 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Bank of America. On Thursday, October 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 42 sales for $1.41 billion activity. Zuckerberg Mark sold 456,800 shares worth $83.85M. On Friday, January 26 the insider FISCHER DAVID B. sold $1.05M. Stretch Colin sold $134,125 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, December 12. 38,017 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $7.14M on Tuesday, January 9. Another trade for 55,000 shares valued at $10.07M was made by Sandberg Sheryl on Thursday, March 15. 16,000 shares valued at $2.80 million were sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, October 23. Wehner David M. sold $2.66 million worth of stock.

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Facebook had 254 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, November 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Thursday, November 5. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 29 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by M Partners on Friday, May 13. Argus Research upgraded Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, October 15 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, April 28. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Reynders Mcveigh Capital Lc holds 0.57% or 24,828 shares in its portfolio. Oakbrook Investments Ltd Company reported 111,900 shares stake. Valinor Mngmt Lp owns 855,227 shares. Massachusetts-based Baldwin Brothers Ma has invested 0.63% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc invested 3.07% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 2.99M are owned by Jackson Square Ltd Liability Co. Pnc Services Grp Incorporated invested in 0.36% or 2.12M shares. 373,816 are owned by Commerce Bancshares. 10,097 were reported by Bremer Trust Natl Association. Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership holds 5,600 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Aqr Mngmt Llc has invested 1.28% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Verus Financial Partners Incorporated has 1,300 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 23,144 are held by Intrust Bank Na. 2,408 were accumulated by Augustine Asset Mngmt. Bangor Comml Bank stated it has 0.25% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc decreased Halliburton Co (Put) (NYSE:HAL) stake by 99,890 shares to 110 valued at $18,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Wisdomtree Tr (Call) (HEDJ) stake by 8,000 shares and now owns 5,000 shares. Caesars Entmt Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) was reduced too.

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