As Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Value Rose, Puplava Financial Services Lowered Its Stake by $522,884; Soroban Capital Partners LP Holding in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (Call) (BUD) Boosted by $89.25 Million as Market Value Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Eric W. Mandelblatt increased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (Call) (BUD) by 3.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Soroban Capital Partners Lp bought 750,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.45% with the market. The hedge fund run by Eric W. Mandelblatt held 21.75 million shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.59B, up from 21.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Soroban Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $192.33 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $103.65. About 287,908 shares traded. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.25% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 4.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Puplava Financial Services Inc sold 7,066 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 138,697 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.33 million, down from 145,763 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $706.84B market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $91.8. About 2.84M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, November 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich given on Friday, January 29. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, August 21 with “Buy” rating. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 21. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $68 target. Tigress Financial maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Moreover, Partner Fund Mgmt Lp has 1.53% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.05M shares. Harber Asset Mgmt Limited Liability reported 3.06% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wellington Llp holds 113.74M shares or 1.94% of its portfolio. Old Dominion Cap Inc has 0.63% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hm Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 21,746 shares or 1.43% of all its holdings. Finance Inc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 833 shares. Destination Wealth Mgmt accumulated 7,753 shares. 8.92M were reported by Winslow Capital Mgmt Limited Co. Tiger Llc has 440,040 shares. Tcw Gp Inc has invested 1.97% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cwh Cap has 1.51% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Robeco Institutional Asset Bv accumulated 2.46M shares or 1.13% of the stock. Texas Capital State Bank Inc Tx has invested 0.76% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Iberiabank holds 1.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 138,834 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Company invested in 1.71M shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. Hood Amy also sold $4.00M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29.

Puplava Financial Services Inc, which manages about $312.12 million and $194.70 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IDV) by 11,744 shares to 599,060 shares, valued at $20.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Blackrock Enhanced Gbl Div T (Prn) (BOE) by 30,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 102,145 shares, and has risen its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT).

Soroban Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $10.82B and $26.50 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (Call) (NYSE:HD) by 4.00M shares to 2.00M shares, valued at $327.12 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) by 9.13 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9.62M shares, and cut its stake in Mgm Resorts International (Call) (NYSE:MGM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 30 investors sold BUD shares while 138 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 92.33 million shares or 3.04% more from 89.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability holds 10,714 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Orca Inv Limited Com has invested 2.12% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Texas Yale Cap reported 6,000 shares stake. Lone Pine Cap Lc holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 715,551 shares. State Street Corporation stated it has 28,746 shares. Tower Research Cap Limited Company (Trc) has 838 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Dorsey And Whitney Trust Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 1,691 shares. Cambridge Tru has invested 0.65% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Motco holds 0.03% or 2,373 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Com has 17,263 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Seatown Holdg Pte Limited stated it has 305,416 shares. 161,911 were accumulated by First Foundation Advisors. Jacobus Wealth Mgmt holds 0.03% or 1,000 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company Tn has 0.01% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 770 shares. 2,104 were reported by Private Wealth Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation.

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