Blair William & Company Position in Total S A (TOT) Lifted as Stock Price Rose; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Gm Advisory Group Increased Its Stake by $667,080

May 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Gm Advisory Group Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 33.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gm Advisory Group Inc bought 7,848 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 31,190 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.67M, up from 23,342 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gm Advisory Group Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $742.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $96.67. About 8.19 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Blair William & Company increased its stake in Total S A (TOT) by 12.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blair William & Company bought 13,882 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 121,429 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.71M, up from 107,547 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in Total S A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $168.85B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $64.24. About 589,103 shares traded. TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) has risen 13.19% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.64% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Total SA (NYSE:TOT), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Total SA had 41 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 25 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 13 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, March 11. The rating was upgraded by Independent Research on Thursday, December 1 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, September 8. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, September 28. Piper Jaffray maintained TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) rating on Sunday, April 22. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $5900 target.

Blair William & Company, which manages about $14.73B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) by 18,590 shares to 19,110 shares, valued at $722,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Goldcorp Inc New (Call) (NYSE:GG) by 189,782 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,000 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWF).

More notable recent TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Total: Disclosure of Transactions in Own Shares” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Wall Street Breakfast: Treasury Yields Keep Climbing” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Plan B for Europe after Iran pullout” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Total SA (TOT) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EU considers little-used statute to block US sanctions over Iran” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 183 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 21 by BMO Capital Markets. Wunderlich maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, July 22. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $20 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Buy” on Monday, June 19. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by FBN Securities with “Outperform”. On Thursday, August 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 27 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, July 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It fall, 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. Van Eck Corporation stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 77,823 are owned by Cohen Management. Keystone Fincl Planning Incorporated invested 1.49% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Zwj Investment Counsel reported 2.87% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Northrock Prtn Ltd has 0.3% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Kentucky-based Parthenon Limited Company has invested 7.69% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, First Advisors Lp has 0.52% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ci Invs Incorporated holds 1.92% or 2.35M shares in its portfolio. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt stated it has 365,535 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Torch Wealth Mgmt Limited Co reported 12,771 shares. 14,606 are held by Halsey Assocs Ct. The Minnesota-based Sns Financial Gru Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.43% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mogy Joel R Inv Counsel has 345,130 shares for 4.62% of their portfolio. Miles Cap holds 22,851 shares or 1.13% of its portfolio. 10,100 are owned by Chickasaw Cap Mngmt Limited Company.

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

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