As Bunge (BG) Share Price Declined, Shareholder Bruce & Co Decreased Stake by $2.42 Million; Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Hoplite Capital Management LP Decreased Position by $1.77 Million as Stock Price Rose

February 23, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

John Lykouretzos decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hoplite Capital Management Lp sold 23,860 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund run by John Lykouretzos held 1.53 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $113.94M, down from 1.55M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hoplite Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $706.30B market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $91.73. About 24.39 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.




Bruce & Co Inc decreased its stake in Bunge (BG) by 70% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bruce & Co Inc sold 35,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.41% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 15,000 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.04 million, down from 50,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bruce & Co Inc who had been investing in Bunge for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.63B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $75.59. About 1.37 million shares traded. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has risen 14.04% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.66% 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 has $118.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $88.96’s average target is -3.02% below currents $91.73 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, July 21 with “Hold”. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, October 21. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Bernstein. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Advantus Capital has 1.51% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 782,319 shares. Cidel Asset stated it has 1.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Regal Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 72,759 shares or 1.26% of their US portfolio. Finance Sense Advsr Inc owns 138,697 shares for 5.31% of their portfolio. Hrt Financial Ltd Com has 4,128 shares. Pring Turner Cap owns 31,710 shares. Chemical Bancorp holds 0.82% or 99,433 shares. Cs Mckee LP has 615,975 shares. Roosevelt Group Inc Inc Inc stated it has 1.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Glaxis Management Limited Liability Company holds 151,590 shares. Omega Advisors owns 1.16M shares or 3.36% of their US portfolio. Anchor Cap Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 0.93% or 348,252 shares. Factory Mutual Insur Co has 2.39M shares. Pennsylvania owns 457,988 shares or 1.65% of their US portfolio. Dynamic Mngmt has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $6.58 million activity. 3,000 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $279,912 were sold by Capossela Christopher C. $4.00M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54B for 26.98 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Analysts await Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.38 EPS, up 8.57% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.35 per share. BG’s profit will be $53.43 million for 49.73 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Bunge Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -43.28% negative EPS growth.

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