(NASDAQ:MSFT) Shares Sold by Scott & Selber Inc

Doris Richards
February 25, 2018

Oxbow Advisors Llc sold 857,538 shares as the company's stock declined 4.12% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 59,700 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.37M, up from 34,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa who had been investing in Martin Marietta Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $24.95. About 4.03M shares traded.

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Argyle Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 12.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American National Bank sold 4,394 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The Genesee Valley Trust Company holds 29,589 shares with $2.20 million value, up from 7,105 last quarter. First Manhattan Company who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $724.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06.

Crystal Rock Capital Management, which manages about $180.23 million and $150.02 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE) by 9,075 shares to 53,077 shares, valued at $2.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) has declined 20.92% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:NNBR) to report $0.31 EPS on March, 7 after the close.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 11.43% from last quarter's $0.35 EPS. After having $0.29 EPS previously, NN, Inc.'s analysts see 6.90% EPS growth.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.59 million activity. Hinrichs Joseph R sold $453,600 worth of stock or 40,000 shares. The insider Alles Mark J bought $299,594.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. Morgan Stanley set a $88.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Vetr downgraded Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $94.80 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Jefferies maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, August 22 with "Sell" rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 3 with "Buy". On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Hood Amy sold $4.00 million. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $166.0 target. Its down 0.17, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. 72 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. Sequoia Financial Advsrs Limited Company reported 45,759 shares. WI Has $3.97 Million Stake in Microsoft Co. Portland Global Advisors Llc owns 19,000 shares or 0.22% of their United States portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 1.93M shares or 0.15% of the stock. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.01% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Homrich And Berg has invested 0.05% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Rmb Mngmt Llc accumulated 19,360 shares. 2,278 were accumulated by Duncker Streett Comm Inc. Stelac Advisory Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of Microsoft by 23.5% during the second quarter. Somerset Limited Liability Corp holds 27,706 shares or 1.88% of its portfolio. Creative Planning owns 18,017 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSFT. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. Kames Public Ltd Co owns 225,206 shares or 0.46% of their USA portfolio. Signature Est Inv Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ksa Capital Ltd reported 33,000 shares or 12.65% of all its holdings. Also, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. Old National Bank & Trust In stated it has 273,990 shares. Loews owns 131,000 shares or 0.06% of their U.S. portfolio. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 16. Alps Advsr reported 15,776 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Grace White Inc Ny reported 9,400 shares. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) has 0.34% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Il holds 2.74% or 991,345 shares. Contravisory Invest Inc holds 1 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 178,352 are held by Strategy Asset Managers Llc. Pure Fincl Incorporated has 6,061 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Global Equities Research on Friday, August 28. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 31 with "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, October 28. William Blair initiated the shares of NNBR in report on Thursday, September 3 with "Mkt Perform" rating. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $99.11. Salient Tru Lta stated it has 2.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cowen & Co maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, February 1. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by FBN Securities.

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