Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Jag Capital Management Cut Position by $6.12 Million as Valuation Rose; Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) Shareholder Tpg Group Holdings Sbs Advisors Trimmed Its Stake by $883,476

January 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Tpg Group Holdings Sbs Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) by 20.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tpg Group Holdings Sbs Advisors Inc sold 13,386 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.65% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 50,509 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.36M, down from 63,895 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tpg Group Holdings Sbs Advisors Inc who had been investing in Signet Jewelers Limited for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $55.93. About 696,774 shares traded. Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has declined 46.03% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 62.73% the S&P500.

Jag Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 71.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jag Capital Management Llc sold 82,668 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,707 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.44M, down from 115,375 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jag Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $703.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $91.13. About 9.26M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Ironwood Counsel Ltd Co invested 5.1% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ci Inc reported 3.08M shares. First Natl Bank Sioux Falls owns 14,486 shares for 3.79% of their portfolio. 14.50M were accumulated by Century Companies Inc. Foster & Motley reported 213,101 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Bk holds 2.12% or 15.38 million shares in its portfolio. Deltec Asset Mgmt Llc invested in 1.56% or 103,500 shares. Acg Wealth holds 1.97% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 152,076 shares. Golub Group Limited Liability Corp holds 538,730 shares. Lynch & In holds 4.49% or 151,683 shares in its portfolio. Rampart Invest Mngmt Ltd Company holds 2.64% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 104,820 shares. Charter Tru invested in 95,783 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp owns 965,439 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Utd Bank & Trust owns 94,423 shares or 2.8% of their US portfolio. Georgia-based Voya Inv Management Ltd Llc has invested 2.59% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63 billion for 26.49 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

Jag Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.15 billion and $533.31 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 30,269 shares to 62,425 shares, valued at $11.16M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) by 9,290 shares in the quarter, for a total of 18,790 shares, and has risen its stake in Take Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO).

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 145 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Sunday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, July 21 with “Hold”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8 with “Outperform”. Canaccord Genuity initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, May 16 report. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. Another trade for 26,763 shares valued at $1.98M was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE. On Friday, August 4 the insider Morfit G Mason sold $507.89 million.

Among 21 analysts covering Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Signet Jewelers had 71 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Friday, August 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Friday, November 6. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, September 13. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of SIG in report on Thursday, January 11 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of SIG in report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The firm has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SIG in report on Thursday, May 25 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of SIG in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $4.04 EPS, up 0.25% or $0.01 from last year’s $4.03 per share. SIG’s profit will be $244.51 million for 3.46 P/E if the $4.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Signet Jewelers Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2,593.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 32 investors sold SIG shares while 132 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 67.66 million shares or 6.80% less from 72.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tarbox Family Office accumulated 7 shares. Amalgamated Natl Bank has 13,296 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Next Grp Inc Inc Inc accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Verition Fund Management Lc holds 4,081 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.19% or 237,800 shares. Allen Investment Lc holds 6,184 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Glg Partners LP owns 59,643 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. 5,998 are held by Advantus Capital Management. United Svcs Automobile Association invested in 21,357 shares. Commonwealth National Bank & Trust Of Aus, a Australia-based fund reported 747 shares. American Group Incorporated accumulated 18,026 shares. Brandywine Global Invest Mgmt Lc reported 19,381 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Amica Retiree Medical Trust has 0.13% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) for 2,552 shares. Cornerstone Capital accumulated 10,380 shares. Us Natl Bank De reported 0% stake.

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