Staley Capital Advisers Raised Cvs Health (CVS) Holding By $1.55 Million; Oppenheimer & Company Trimmed By $303,620 Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Oppenheimer & Company Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 0.69% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Oppenheimer & Company Inc sold 4,465 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Oppenheimer

& Company Inc holds 644,496 shares with $44.43 million value, down from 648,961 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $643.09 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.68% or $0.57 reaching $83.36 per share. About 15,816 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Staley Capital Advisers Inc increased Cvs Health Corp (CVS) stake by 3.54% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Staley Capital Advisers Inc acquired 19,340 shares as Cvs Health Corp (CVS)’s stock declined 4.23%. The Staley Capital Advisers Inc holds 564,900 shares with $45.45 million value, up from 545,560 last quarter. Cvs Health Corp now has $71.59 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.08% or $0.77 reaching $70.67 on the news. About 2,622 shares traded. CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. 26,165 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.81 million on Thursday, May 25. Capossela Christopher C had sold 4,927 shares worth $338,709.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 133 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Outperform” rating. Wunderlich upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $70 target in Friday, October 21 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 23. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Monday, August 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Oppenheimer. Argus Research upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, October 31 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. Morgan Stanley maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, June 19. Morgan Stanley has “Buy” rating and $8000 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by UBS. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 23 by UBS.

Oppenheimer & Company Inc increased Marathon Pete Corp (NYSE:MPC) stake by 5,936 shares to 21,090 valued at $1.10 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Wabtec Corp (NYSE:WAB) stake by 42,315 shares and now owns 45,356 shares. Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) was raised too.

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 24.23 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Advisory Gru accumulated 4,898 shares. Jfs Wealth owns 5,630 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Moreover, Jefferies Grp Llc has 0.23% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 491,021 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Limited Com has 0.19% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Scge Lp has invested 8.48% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Forward Mngmt Limited Com owns 25,084 shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc holds 0.17% or 5,081 shares in its portfolio. D Scott Neal has 1,724 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Of Toledo Na Oh reported 2.45% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Baillie Gifford And Co holds 0.03% or 297,221 shares. Davidson And Garrard holds 1.72% or 104,898 shares in its portfolio. Private Asset Mngmt reported 149,453 shares stake. Pitcairn has 0.52% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sigma Inv Counselors accumulated 91,847 shares. Massachusetts-based Btim has invested 2.02% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $18.44 million activity. 230,510 shares were sold by Denton David M, worth $18.44M on Monday, June 12.

Among 24 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. CVS Health had 52 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Wolfe Research. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $8200 target in Friday, June 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, August 16. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 27 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 8. The stock of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, November 10. The stock of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9. Wolfe Research downgraded the stock to “Peer Perform” rating in Monday, August 14 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 28. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $117 target in Thursday, December 17 report.

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