American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 6.86% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc sold 3,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,921 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.05 million, down from 56,821 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $826.95B market cap company. The stock increased 1.50% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $107.71. About 37.43M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since January 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 16/05/2018 – Microsoft is reportedly planning a new Surface to rival the iPad; 05/03/2018 – Amazon has taken an early lead in the public sector with promiment clients such as the CIA, but the Microsoft’s Azure business is becoming stronger competition; 03/04/2018 – Vology Achieves Cisco Gold Partner Status; 08/05/2018 – Sapho announces deep integration with Microsoft Windows 10; 20/05/2018 – MICROSOFT BUYS SEMANTIC MACHINES; 24/04/2018 – Upland Software Speeds Requests for Proposal (RFP) Through Upgraded Integrations with Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce® Solutions; 06/03/2018 – BC Platforms Launches an End-to-end Solution for Precision Medicine Powered by the Microsoft Genomics Service; 26/04/2018 – Microsoft’s quarterly profit rises 35 percent; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O – LINKEDIN REVENUE INCREASED 37% IN QTR; 27/04/2018 – MSFT SAYS ITS ROLE IN LUNDGREN CASE IS BEING MISREPRESENTED
Financial Advantage Inc decreased its stake in Coty Inc Cl A (COTY) by 42.47% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Advantage Inc sold 39,002 shares as the company’s stock declined 37.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,828 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $664,000, down from 91,830 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Advantage Inc who had been investing in Coty Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.35% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $7.53. About 11.73M shares traded or 11.18% up from the average. Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) has declined 56.87% since January 21, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 56.87% the S&P500. Some Historical COTY News: 21/03/2018 – COTY TO OFFER SR UNSECURED NOTES; 21/03/2018 – COTY INC – INTENTION TO OFFER UP TO $2 BLN OF U.S. DOLLAR DENOMINATED AND EURO DENOMINATED SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES IN FOUR SERIES; 23/04/2018 – DJ Coty Inc Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (COTY); 09/05/2018 – COTY INC QTRLY NET REVENUES OF $2,222.7 MLN INCREASED 9.4% AS REPORTED; 21/03/2018 – S&PGR Rates Coty Inc. Unsecured Notes ‘BB’; 25/04/2018 – Coty Appoints Esra Erkal-Paler as Chief Global Corporate Affairs Officer & Executive Committee Member; 09/05/2018 – Coty 3Q Adj EPS 13c; 09/05/2018 – Coty 3Q Rev $2.22B; 21/03/2018 – Coty Inc. to Offer Senior Unsecured Notes; 04/05/2018 – SL GREEN REALTY CORP – COTY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE POSSESSION OF PROPERTY IN JULY 2018
Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 37 investors sold COTY shares while 99 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 489.07 million shares or 0.58% more from 486.26 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life Ins Com The holds 0.01% or 468,834 shares in its portfolio. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 3.21 million shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 0.01% stake. Carroll Associate accumulated 1,000 shares. Ruffer Limited Liability Partnership reported 150,000 shares stake. The New York-based Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY). Regions Corp invested in 59 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Company has 0.01% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 1.21M shares. 177,713 are owned by Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability Corporation. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 1.49 million shares. Prudential reported 502,005 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Fjarde Ap owns 0.02% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 129,150 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma holds 0% or 1,098 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY). Qci Asset Management New York has 0% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) for 540 shares.
Analysts await Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.23 EPS, down 28.13% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.32 per share. COTY’s profit will be $172.76M for 8.18 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by Coty Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 109.09% EPS growth.
Since August 23, 2018, it had 6 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $125.96 million activity. Shares for $20.05 million were bought by Laubies Pierre on Monday, November 12. $290,000 worth of Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) shares were bought by Singer Robert S.
Among 17 analysts covering Coty (NYSE:COTY), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Coty had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 8. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale on Wednesday, August 22 to “Hold”. As per Tuesday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. Berenberg upgraded the shares of COTY in report on Friday, November 18 to “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Thursday, November 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 5. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by DA Davidson with “Neutral”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, November 30.
More recent Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Centene finishes first, Coty last on S&P 500 for 2018 – Seeking Alpha” on December 31, 2018. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Why Coty Stock Lost 67% Last Year – The Motley Fool” on January 15, 2019. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Coty Announces Executive Leadership Changes to Support Ongoing Transformation and Future Growth – Business Wire” with publication date: January 11, 2019 was also an interesting one.
American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc, which manages about $253.39 million and $190.34 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 965 shares to 3,825 shares, valued at $1.43M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.
Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $54.07 million activity. Hogan Kathleen T also sold $4.06M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, November 8. Nadella Satya sold $21.70 million worth of stock. The insider BROD FRANK H sold 2,000 shares worth $214,363. Hood Amy had sold 118,000 shares worth $13.09M on Friday, August 31.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 01/16/2019: EFII, SNAP, EA, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, IBM, GOOG – Nasdaq” on January 16, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “How Microsoft Could Make a Comeback in Video Games – Nasdaq” published on January 19, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “After Hours Most Active for Dec 31, 2018 : FRC, T, QQQ, MSFT, PFE, SNV, D, GOV, CPB, CSCO, AAPL, MDLZ – Nasdaq” on December 31, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “IWV, MSFT, AAPL, JNJ: Large Inflows Detected at ETF – Nasdaq” published on January 18, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft not focused on Cortana speakers – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 18, 2019.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold MSFT shares while 981 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 681 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 0.60% less from 5.31 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Nuwave Investment Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 552 shares. Impala Asset Mngmt Ltd Company reported 0.23% stake. Afam Cap holds 2.1% or 131,670 shares. Estabrook Cap Management holds 0.01% or 376,268 shares. Scharf Ltd Liability Com holds 6.89% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 1.73 million shares. Amer International Grp Inc has 1.28% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 96,424 are held by Int Ca. Aspen Investment Mgmt holds 2.05% or 27,133 shares. Forte Adv stated it has 0.66% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Charter Tru holds 1.27% or 97,931 shares. 618,520 were accumulated by Twin Capital Mgmt. Adirondack And accumulated 0.23% or 5,255 shares. Strategic Advsr Ltd Liability Com has 80,947 shares for 3.39% of their portfolio. Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation reported 24.00M shares or 10.63% of all its holdings. Huber Cap Mgmt Limited accumulated 398,073 shares.
Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 216 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Sunday, July 16. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 27 with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Tuesday, November 7. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 12 by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 7. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, April 27 with “Buy” rating.
Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 13.54% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.96 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.37 billion for 24.70 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.39% negative EPS growth.
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