Garde Capital Has Boosted Microsoft Com (MSFT) Holding; Brasilagro Brazilian Agric Real Estate CO Sponsore (LND) Sellers Decreased By 12.5% Their Shorts

February 22, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Garde Capital Inc increased Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) stake by 42.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Garde Capital Inc acquired 22,884 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Garde Capital Inc holds 76,859 shares with $5.73M value, up from 53,975 last quarter. Microsoft Corp Com now has $707.07B valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $91.83. About 16.73M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.




Brasilagro Brazilian Agric Real Estate CO Sponsore (NYSE:LND) had a decrease of 12.5% in short interest. LND’s SI was 3,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 12.5% from 4,000 shares previously. With 1,800 avg volume, 2 days are for Brasilagro Brazilian Agric Real Estate CO Sponsore (NYSE:LND)’s short sellers to cover LND’s short positions. The SI to Brasilagro Brazilian Agric Real Estate CO Sponsore’s float is 0.02%. It closed at $4.15 lastly. It is down 16.41% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. 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. Tiger Mngmt Limited Liability holds 5.93% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 440,040 shares. Cue Grp Inc Inc Inc has 23,903 shares for 1.24% of their portfolio. Jlb & Assoc holds 152,651 shares. The California-based Montecito Bancorp & Tru has invested 0.99% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Suffolk Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 3.11% or 316,432 shares in its portfolio. Copeland Cap Management Ltd Liability Company, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,871 shares. Allen Investment Management Ltd Liability Com owns 1.08M shares or 3.68% of their US portfolio. Marietta Inv Ltd Llc has 1% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1.36% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Headinvest Ltd Liability has 97,823 shares. Ckw Financial Group holds 0.04% or 2,220 shares. Kistler holds 0.46% or 14,713 shares in its portfolio. First Business accumulated 7,042 shares. Mondrian Investment Limited holds 2.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.25M shares. Brookmont has 2.24% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 55,022 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 26 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 21. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was upgraded by William Blair. Oppenheimer maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 21. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $7500 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 3 report. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Tuesday, November 7.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $6.26 million activity. The insider Hood Amy sold $4.00M. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $279,912 was made by Capossela Christopher C on Friday, February 16. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE also sold $1.98 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

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