Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management Lowered By $1.86 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Storage Technology (STK)’s Sentiment Is 0.8

June 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Storage Technology Corp (STK) investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.20, from 1 in 2017Q4. The ratio worsened, as 12 institutional investors increased or started new stock positions, while 15 cut down and sold their positions in Storage Technology Corp. The institutional investors in our database now have: 949,674 shares, down from 1.11 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Storage Technology Corp in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 7 Reduced: 8 Increased: 8 New Position: 4.

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 16.76% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management sold 20,470 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 3.08%. The Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management holds 101,700 shares with $9.28M value, down from 122,170 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $771.47 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $100.41. About 22.23M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 16/04/2018 – Microsoft’s Solution to a Tech Threat: Linux–Not Windows; 07/05/2018 – Though China and the U.S. are swapping trade threats, the relationship between the two countries will define the next 30 years, according to the CEO of Microsoft; 29/03/2018 – TimeXtender Announces New Alliance With Neal Analytics, Microsoft 2017 Business Analytics Partner of the Year; 30/04/2018 – MICROSOFT’S THOMPSON: LINKEDIN DEAL BEEN ‘WILDLY SUCCESSFUL’; 24/05/2018 – MICROSOFT DEPLOYS NEW CAREER SITE ON PHENOM PEOPLE PLATFORM; 27/04/2018 – MICROSOFT COMMENTS ON ERIC LUNDGREN CASE; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT SEES 4Q TAX RATE ABOUT 16%; 02/04/2018 – Delphix Honored in CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide as Top Cloud Innovator; 17/05/2018 – Disabled Gamers Get a New Controller From Microsoft; 25/04/2018 – Zerto Announces Cross-Selling Agreement with Microsoft to Deliver Advanced Multi-Cloud Resilience and Application Mobility Capa

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft: Valuation Update” on June 22, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mark Your Calendar: Microsoft Corporation Earnings” published on June 21, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “AT&T Faces Uphill Battle of Branded Content vs. Technology” on June 21, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30B for 23.24 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

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. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, April 27. UBS has “Buy” rating and $11400 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, April 12. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, April 27 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 26. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, April 1. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Wednesday, June 6 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, November 23 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It dived, 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. Community Savings Bank Of Raymore holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2,317 shares. Cypress Cap Management Limited Liability holds 3.26% or 185,278 shares. Jones Collombin Investment Counsel holds 1.17% or 38,788 shares in its portfolio. Fiduciary Fincl Services Of The Southwest Tx, Texas-based fund reported 42,628 shares. Ct Mason reported 79,103 shares. Woodstock invested in 250,901 shares or 4.33% of the stock. Channing Capital Mgmt Llc holds 0.36% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 112,196 shares. Trust Of Toledo Na Oh owns 134,527 shares for 3.24% of their portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd invested in 403,054 shares. Pinnacle Associate invested in 1.3% or 724,711 shares. Grimes & Company Incorporated invested 1.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Altimeter Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 260,000 shares. Verity And Verity Ltd Llc, a South Carolina-based fund reported 126,604 shares. The Tennessee-based Pinnacle Fincl Prtn Incorporated has invested 1.96% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Verity Asset Management Inc reported 0.9% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 sales for $1.39 million activity. Shares for $550,606 were bought by PETERSON SANDRA E. Capossela Christopher C sold $325,500 worth of stock.

Another recent and important Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund (NYSE:STK) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “These 15 Closed-End Funds Are Consistent Market Beaters – Part 1” on June 05, 2018.

The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $22.14. About 112,543 shares traded or 49.09% up from the average. Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund (STK) has risen 8.21% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.36% the S&P500.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund for 183,732 shares. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owns 25,906 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ameriprise Financial Inc has 0% invested in the company for 53,457 shares. The North Carolina-based Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in the stock. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc., a Iowa-based fund reported 12,640 shares.

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