Meeder Asset Management Raised Its Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Position; Foyston Gordon & Payne Has Raised Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Holding By $6.30 Million

March 19, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc increased Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) stake by 27.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc acquired 85,176 shares as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc holds 397,213 shares with $29.59M value, up from 312,037 last quarter. Microsoft Corp. now has $718.93 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.30% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $93.37. About 5.79M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Meeder Asset Management Inc increased Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY) stake by 98.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Meeder Asset Management Inc acquired 37,171 shares as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY)’s stock declined 14.12%. The Meeder Asset Management Inc holds 74,948 shares with $1.76M value, up from 37,777 last quarter. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc now has $3.18B valuation. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $22.3. About 731,438 shares traded. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) has declined 16.34% since March 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc decreased Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) stake by 86,292 shares to 311,002 valued at $11.10 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced British American Tobacco Plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) stake by 11,883 shares and now owns 81,945 shares. Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, 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. Investors Asset Mgmt Of Georgia Incorporated Ga Adv invested in 19,975 shares. Atlantic Group owns 6.57M shares or 2.19% of their US portfolio. Albion Grp Ut holds 165,680 shares or 1.88% of its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough & Inc has invested 1.84% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Goodman Corp owns 0.14% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3,892 shares. Verus Fin Partners invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company invested in 1.1% or 942,799 shares. Cedar Hill Assoc Llc holds 15,861 shares. Berson & Corrado Invest Advisors Lc has 34,578 shares for 1.45% of their portfolio. Deutsche National Bank Ag accumulated 21.19 million shares or 1.08% of the stock. Daiwa Secs Gp Inc Inc holds 465,808 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Lederer & Assocs Inv Counsel Ca owns 40,270 shares. Farmers Trust Communication, a Ohio-based fund reported 111,871 shares. Fcg Advisors Lc reported 20,434 shares. Lincoln Capital Limited Liability Corporation, Nebraska-based fund reported 48,227 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 168 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, February 6. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $107.0 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by Piper Jaffray. Bank of America maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Pacific Crest. FBN Securities maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 21 report. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was initiated by William Blair with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 25. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 1 report.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity. 3,500 shares valued at $325,500 were sold by Capossela Christopher C on Tuesday, February 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.81 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 84 investors sold BBBY shares while 103 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 129.74 million shares or 2.88% less from 133.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bankshares Of America De has invested 0% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY). Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt owns 758,365 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Limited Liability Co holds 2.59M shares. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Liability owns 245 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Argi Services reported 16,218 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv holds 0.09% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) or 2.24 million shares. Sentinel Com Lba stated it has 0.61% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY). Glenmede Trust Na reported 26,053 shares stake. 9,245 are owned by Psagot House Ltd. Gsa Cap Prtn Limited Liability Partnership owns 13,487 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Dupont Capital Corporation, Delaware-based fund reported 89,100 shares. Manufacturers Life Communications The stated it has 217,864 shares. Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability invested in 0.11% or 31,100 shares. Gotham Asset Lc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) for 681,206 shares. Gulf International Bank (Uk) Limited invested in 50,998 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

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