Compass Capital Management Holding in Qualcomm (QCOM) Increased by $1.17 Million as Stock Rose; Strategy Asset Managers Has Decreased Its Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) by $1.17 Million

November 14, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Strategy Asset Managers Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 7.49% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strategy Asset Managers Llc sold 17,146 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 211,806 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $14.60 million, down from 228,952 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strategy Asset Managers Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $645.75B market cap company. The stock declined 0.27% or $0.22 reaching $83.71 per share. About 13.36 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Compass Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 5.77% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Compass Capital Management Inc bought 21,224 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 388,749 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $21.47 million, up from 367,525 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Compass Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $97.09 billion market cap company. The stock declined 0.95% or $0.63 reaching $65.86 on the news. About 11.34 million shares traded. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parkside Bancorp & invested in 18,481 shares or 0.52% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.74% or 2.60 million shares. Ing Groep Nv stated it has 3.31% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Teachers Insur & Annuity Association Of America holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 209,400 shares. Family Firm Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 5,576 shares. The Illinois-based Advisory Inc has invested 0.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Tru owns 64.00M shares for 19.1% of their portfolio. Jensen Management holds 5.19% or 5.50 million shares in its portfolio. Mirae Asset Glob Invs Ltd reported 574,999 shares. The United Kingdom-based Bp Public Ltd has invested 2.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 80,644 are held by Institute For Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. 88,521 are owned by Thompson Rubinstein Mgmt Inc Or. Shufro Rose Company Ltd Company reported 1.54% stake. Nippon Life Company stated it has 0.31% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands owns 2.24% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 210,700 shares.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. Shares for $338,709 were sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 133 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 6. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, September 27. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 31. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, December 22 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Friday, December 18. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Sunday, August 27. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $90.0 target.

Strategy Asset Managers Llc, which manages about $565.53 million and $486.27 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr Series Trust (ITR) by 15,176 shares to 107,697 shares, valued at $3.71 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) by 29,526 shares in the quarter, for a total of 210,973 shares, and has risen its stake in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63 billion for 24.33 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “2 Important Signals From Microsoft’s Earnings” on October 30, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Interesting January 2020 Stock Options for MSFT” published on November 13, 2017, Fool.com published: “3 Takeaways From Microsoft Corporation’s First-Quarter Earnings Call” on November 02, 2017. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “What It Would Take For A Microsoft Pullback” published on October 25, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft: Is This Key Acquisition Paying Off?” with publication date: November 06, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.03 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 89 investors sold QCOM shares while 481 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 1.11 billion shares or 0.00% more from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ray Gerald L & Assoc Ltd has invested 0.47% in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). The Iowa-based Principal Fincl Group Inc has invested 0.13% in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). Ig Invest Limited invested in 688,230 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Hgk Asset invested in 7,565 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 6,600 are held by Capital Interest Inc Ca. Peoples Finance Svcs Corp owns 1,146 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Lc, California-based fund reported 164,351 shares. Washington Trust Retail Bank holds 0.59% or 49,585 shares. Meritage Mgmt invested in 0.28% or 49,969 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Company owns 76,936 shares. Congress Asset Mgmt Company Ma invested 0.07% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). Barrington Strategic Wealth Management Gp Ltd accumulated 18,035 shares. First Eagle Invest Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.2% or 1.50M shares. Lipe & Dalton holds 2.1% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 58,780 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 47,180 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio.

Since May 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.63 million activity. 5,509 shares valued at $325,654 were sold by STERLING MICHELLE M on Saturday, May 20. $26,922 worth of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) was sold by ROGERS ALEXANDER H.

Among 36 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 119 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Thursday, July 20. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $60 target. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, November 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 12 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 22. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by Northland Capital. Argus Research maintained QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Thursday, January 14. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $70 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, January 28. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Standpoint Research. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by Northland Capital.

More notable recent QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Could Apple Drop Qualcomm Completely?” on October 31, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “This Might Be the Real Reason Apple, Inc. Wants Qualcomm, Inc. Out of Its iPhones” published on November 08, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: “Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Bid, Setting Up $105 Billion Proxy Fight” on November 13, 2017. More interesting news about QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Boeing Co (BA), QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) and …” published on November 13, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “Bargaining chip? China seen closely scrutinizing Qualcomm, Broadcom deal” with publication date: November 07, 2017.

Compass Capital Management Inc, which manages about $613.82M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) by 5,109 shares to 180,064 shares, valued at $24.99M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW) by 3,396 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 180,899 shares, and cut its stake in Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP).

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