Van Strum & Towne Decreased By $729,725 Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; 12 Analysts Are Bullish Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) Last Week

April 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Van Strum & Towne Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 6.14% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Van Strum & Towne Inc sold 8,585 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Van Strum & Towne Inc holds 131,250 shares with $11.23 million value, down from 139,835 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $730.36B valuation. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $94.855. About 12.23M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Compass Group PLC had 172 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bryan Garnier & Cie on Monday, January 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Kepler Cheuvreux given on Wednesday, February 15. The stock of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 2. The rating was maintained by AlphaValue with “Reduce” on Thursday, December 24. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 22 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CPG in report on Wednesday, November 23 with “Outperform” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) rating on Thursday, May 11. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and GBX 1520 target. The stock of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 24. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 170 target in Friday, April 28 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Natixis on Wednesday, November 18. See Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) latest ratings:

13/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 1750.00 New Target: GBX 1750.00 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: HSBC Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1850.00 New Target: GBX 1850.00 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 1650.00 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1600.00 New Target: GBX 1600.00 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1850.00 New Target: GBX 1850.00 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 1850.00 New Target: GBX 1850.00 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1850.00 New Target: GBX 1850.00 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 1745.00 New Target: GBX 1785.00 Maintain
29/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 1800.00 New Target: GBX 1800.00 Maintain

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54B for 27.90 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 34,359 are owned by Amarillo Bankshares. Blume Management has invested 3.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The New York-based Product Partners has invested 0.41% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sumitomo Mitsui Holdg accumulated 21.55M shares. Perkins Mgmt owns 21,060 shares. Marble Arch Invs Ltd Partnership holds 1.12 million shares or 7.37% of its portfolio. White Pine Cap reported 54,452 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested in 1.91% or 3.37M shares. Fayerweather Charles has 13,381 shares. Davidson Invest Advsrs accumulated 3.78% or 425,860 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt holds 8.88M shares or 1.84% of its portfolio. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc invested in 203,503 shares or 2.92% of the stock. Boston Research And Mngmt stated it has 3.11% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Commonwealth National Bank Of Australia holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 573,987 shares. Telemark Asset Management Ltd Llc invested in 1.68% or 100,000 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 173 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, April 26 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, May 24. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Friday, January 29. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, September 22 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The firm has “Sell” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, June 13. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, December 8 by UBS.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity. Capossela Christopher C sold 3,000 shares worth $279,912.

Compass Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and support services firm in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has market cap of 23.45 billion GBP. The company’s foodservice solutions include free-flow restaurants, formal dining, grab and go deli, and café outlets, as well as hospitality services and vending; and support services comprise cleaning, building activities and maintenance, business and office, logistics and transport, outdoor, project management, and security services. It has a 20.85 P/E ratio. It serves business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; sports and leisure; and defense, offshore, and remote sectors.

The stock decreased 1.10% or GBX 16.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1486.5. About 2.51 million shares traded. Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has 0.00% since April 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 13 investors sold Compass Group PLC shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 209.66 million shares or 2.62% less from 215.30 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp has 3.17M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Kj Harrison And Prtnrs reported 1.98% of its portfolio in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). 3.19M were reported by Intact Mgmt Inc. Legal General Grp Inc Public Limited Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) for 2.61 million shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Sa holds 0% or 13,155 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Group has 0% invested in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) for 13.64M shares. Arrowstreet Limited Partnership invested in 296,700 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 292,000 are owned by Andra Ap. Tocqueville Asset Management Ltd Partnership invested in 64,700 shares or 0.01% of the stock. California-based Reilly Financial Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Cibc Asset Management stated it has 9.55 million shares. 1832 Asset Management Ltd Partnership reported 13,894 shares stake. Michigan-based Ls Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG). Amundi Pioneer Asset holds 70,544 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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