Rockwell Automation (ROK) Stake Has Raised by Temasek Holdings Private Ltd; Greystone Managed Investments Has Decreased Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position by $351,985

May 25, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Temasek Holdings Private Ltd increased its stake in Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) by 343.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Temasek Holdings Private Ltd bought 34,404 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 44,409 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.72 million, up from 10,005 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Temasek Holdings Private Ltd who had been investing in Rockwell Automation Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.33B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $177.81. About 147,339 shares traded. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 13.32% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Greystone Managed Investments Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greystone Managed Investments Inc sold 4,141 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 238,966 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $20.44M, down from 243,107 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greystone Managed Investments Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $757.87B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $98.64. About 6.23 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 186 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Monday, March 26, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 6. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 21.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft Corporation Replacing Surface Pro 4s in “Flickergate” Resolution” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Tracking Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” published on May 25, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “The Selloff in Baidu Inc Stock Is a Golden Buying Opportunity” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “20 Stocks Hedge Fund Managers Are Buying In Bulk” published on May 23, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Will Microsoft’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Valuation?” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 22.83 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Company owns 4.09 million shares for 2.97% of their portfolio. Arga Investment Mngmt LP reported 41,850 shares. Hoertkorn Richard Charles reported 93,976 shares. Palisade Asset Llc stated it has 3.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Of Virginia Va owns 210,815 shares or 2.52% of their US portfolio. Blue Financial Capital holds 3.06% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 61,492 shares. Donaldson Capital Mngmt Lc has invested 5.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fir Tree Management Limited Partnership owns 5.03% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.19M shares. Moreover, Zuckerman Invest Group Ltd Llc has 4.97% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 231,774 shares. Cullinan Assocs reported 1.84% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bristol John W & Inc New York owns 1.02 million shares for 2.46% of their portfolio. Rothschild Asset Management invested in 1.14% or 1.27M shares. Mutual Of America Cap Limited Com invested in 1.44% or 1.11 million shares. Cornerstone accumulated 270,697 shares. 165,839 were reported by Dowling Yahnke Ltd Liability Company.

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

Greystone Managed Investments Inc, which manages about $2.41 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bank Montreal Que (NYSE:BMO) by 178,848 shares to 800,159 shares, valued at $64.24M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 297,617 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.77 million shares, and has risen its stake in Suncor Energy Inc New (NYSE:SU).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 34 investors sold ROK shares while 226 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 84.33 million shares or 2.10% less from 86.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mark Sheptoff Fin Planning Limited Liability accumulated 100 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Daiwa Gp holds 0.06% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) or 41,928 shares. Winfield Associate has invested 0.01% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). 2,697 are owned by Hanson Mcclain Inc. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj has invested 0.33% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Omers Administration invested 0.04% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Peapack Gladstone Fincl has invested 0.12% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Schwartz Inv Counsel holds 0.77% or 66,000 shares. First Foundation stated it has 0.03% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Bp Public Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% or 15,000 shares in its portfolio. Btim Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) for 4,500 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) owns 7,600 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Wesbanco Bank holds 0.16% or 12,203 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Technology Ltd Com owns 2,300 shares.

Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, which manages about $16.27B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 88,112 shares to 176,225 shares, valued at $18.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 86,788 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 173,576 shares, and cut its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC).

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $30.33 million activity. 4,900 Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares with value of $980,000 were sold by Goris Patrick P.. 7,000 shares were sold by MCDERMOTT JOHN P, worth $1.31 million. $7.66 million worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) was sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C on Tuesday, February 6. Schmitt Susan sold $5.80M worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) on Friday, January 26. On Friday, January 26 the insider CRANDALL THEODORE D sold $2.03 million. Another trade for 696 shares valued at $139,200 was sold by Murphy Robert B.

Among 30 analysts covering Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Rockwell Automation had 74 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 18. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Thursday, January 25. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, October 2 report. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ROK in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 9 by Bank of America. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Buckingham Research. Morgan Stanley upgraded Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) on Monday, January 9 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 25.

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