Sir Capital Management LP Has Upped Air Prods & Chems (APD) Position by $5.54 Million; Market Valuation Rose; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Huntington Steele Cut Its Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Vince Maddi increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 53.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sir Capital Management Lp bought 36,706 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.13% with the market. The hedge fund run by Vince Maddi held 105,556 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.96M, up from 68,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sir Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.78B market cap company. The stock increased 1.33% or $2.14 during the last trading session, reaching $163.41. About 673,128 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Huntington Steele Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Huntington Steele Llc sold 4,493 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 391,048 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.13M, down from 395,541 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Huntington Steele Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $711.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.78% or $1.6162 during the last trading session, reaching $92.4262. About 13.94M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, December 22. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. Cowen & Co maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $90.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 23 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $90 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 19. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 23 by FBR Capital.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $5.98 million activity. 26,763 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.98M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. 5,172 were reported by Cutter Brokerage. Diamond Hill Capital Mngmt invested in 2.17% or 5.53 million shares. S Muoio And Company Llc holds 0.85% or 22,216 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt invested in 1.55% or 187,296 shares. Lyons Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 8.52% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 76,292 shares. Beck Cap Mgmt Llc accumulated 62,131 shares. America First Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has 0.07% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2,502 shares. Invsts Asset Mngmt Of Georgia Ga Adv has 19,975 shares. The New York-based Cim Lc has invested 0.18% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Janney Cap Management Ltd Company accumulated 1.98% or 617,410 shares. 3,000 are owned by Oakmont Corporation. South Dakota Inv Council owns 1.90M shares or 2.86% of their US portfolio. 10,985 are held by Arete Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Co. Curbstone Fincl accumulated 51,616 shares or 1.11% of the stock. Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust accumulated 215,430 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 58 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 17 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Friday, July 15 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $161 target in Thursday, March 24 report. Citigroup downgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) on Tuesday, January 5 to “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 7 by Vertical Research. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 29. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, December 11.

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