Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Hanseatic Management Services Has Raised Stake; Centurylink (CTL) Holding Boosted by Bruni J V & Company

June 18, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Bruni J V & Company increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 83.31% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bruni J V & Company bought 456,924 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.01M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $16.52M, up from 548,488 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bruni J V & Company who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.0101 during the last trading session, reaching $18.0099. About 4.06 million shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 27.08% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.65% the S&P500. Some Historical CTL News: 29/05/2018 – CenturyLink is the first to secure all certifications for Cisco Powered cloud and managed DNA services worldwide; 27/04/2018 – Orlando Magic and CenturyLink Team Up to Recognize Students Through STEM All-Stars Program; 21/05/2018 – Kansas City Southern Announces Operations, Labor Relations and Legal Appointments; 14/03/2018 – DOJ OKS CENTURYLINK PROPOSED SALE OF FORMER LEVEL 3 ASSETS; 06/03/2018 – CenturyLink President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Storey to Become CEO and Pres; 27/03/2018 – CenturyLink Controller David D. Cole to Step Down April 8; 09/05/2018 – CenturyLink 1Q Net $115M; 06/03/2018 – CENTURYLINK INC – PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER JEFF STOREY WILL BECOME CENTURYLINK’S CEO AND PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE AT TIME OF POST’S RETIREMENT; 05/04/2018 – CENTURYLINK HOLDER TEMASEK BOOSTED STAKE TO 11.0%; 06/03/2018 – InsideSales.com Announces Next-Gen Al Technology for Sales

Hanseatic Management Services Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 186.52% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hanseatic Management Services Inc bought 24,595 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 37,781 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.45 million, up from 13,186 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $772.89 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.465 during the last trading session, reaching $100.595. About 12.71M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 08/05/2018 – Verifi Appoints Gabe McGloin to Head of International Merchant Sales & Business Development; 30/05/2018 – Microsoft gets ahead in the cloud; 07/05/2018 – SS&C Launches Investor Experience: Enhanced Client Portal on the Black Diamond Platform; 04/04/2018 – Microsoft Will Spend $5 Billion on Internet of Things Development; 17/05/2018 – Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox controller with customizable features for disabled gamers; 19/03/2018 – White House chief of staff John Kelly has appointed former Microsoft and General Motors executive Chris Liddell to be his deputy in charge of policy; 08/05/2018 – Tony Romm: SCOOP: The White House will meet with AI execs from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nvidia and other non; 17/04/2018 – Conduent Wins Contract to Deliver Comprehensive Transportation Ticketing System in Northern Italy; 14/05/2018 – Smartsheet to Announce First Quarter FY19 Earnings on June 4, 2018; 30/04/2018 – Cyren Announces Enhanced Security through Microsoft Office 365 Integration

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, July 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, February 2. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, April 27. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Wednesday, February 14. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, October 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, December 12. Bernstein maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.01M worth of stock.

Hanseatic Management Services Inc, which manages about $222.00 million and $104.24M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wellcare Health Plans Inc (NYSE:WCG) by 6,143 shares to 557 shares, valued at $108,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 27,748 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,740 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Marathon Cap Management reported 33,585 shares stake. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Company invested 1.15% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc reported 0.53% stake. Family Firm has 0.19% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Parthenon Limited Liability has invested 8.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Wealth Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 4.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Johnson Fin Grp holds 1.12% or 102,598 shares in its portfolio. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Counsel Ltd Liability invested in 110,586 shares or 1.88% of the stock. Signaturefd Limited Liability Com has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Armstrong Henry H Associate reported 1.07M shares. Country Trust Bancorporation has invested 2.52% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Keystone Financial Planning stated it has 1.69% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Horan has 5.54% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 279,716 shares. Dupont Mgmt has 2% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 906,124 shares. Montag & Caldwell Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 4.45% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “Why Microsoft Is Ratcheting Up Its Hardware and Chip Ambitions” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft: An Easy One For Shareholders” published on June 12, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Try These 3 Dividend Funds for Reliable Payout Growth” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft acquires video sharing platform for education” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $17.5000 target in Wednesday, May 16 report. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, September 22. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $25 target in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, October 13. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 31. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, December 13.

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “CenturyLink’s Vyvx supplying feeds for World Cup” on June 04, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “CenturyLink Bears Have It Wrong” published on June 09, 2018, Fool.com published: “Better Buy: CenturyLink Inc. vs. Frontier Communications” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “2 Hated Dividend Stocks to Buy Now” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CenturyLink Is A Great Value Play That Pays You 12% To Wait” with publication date: June 18, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q1 2018. Its down 1.01, from 1.99 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 63 investors sold CTL shares while 193 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 821.46 million shares or 7.57% less from 888.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cetera Ltd has 0.02% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 16,029 shares. Ajo Lp owns 0% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 17,196 shares. Visionary Asset Management invested in 131,513 shares or 0.7% of the stock. Delta Asset Lc Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 520 shares. Mark Sheptoff Planning Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 500 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv invested in 0.02% or 581,227 shares. Frontfour Gru Ltd reported 602,532 shares stake. Auxier Asset Management reported 0.18% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 51,900 shares. Moreover, Duff & Phelps Investment Co has 0.21% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Oakworth Cap stated it has 17 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Signaturefd Ltd Co, Georgia-based fund reported 1,278 shares. 92,677 are held by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. Reilly Fincl Advsr Llc owns 1,373 shares. Lee Danner And Bass Inc stated it has 1.19M shares or 2.03% of all its holdings.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 0 insider sales for $215.87 million activity. Shares for $796,936 were bought by CLONTZ STEVEN T.

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