Ruffer Llp Has Trimmed Oracle (ORCL) Holding; Alethea Capital Management Has Boosted Microsoft (MSFT) Holding

May 26, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Ruffer Llp decreased Oracle Corp (ORCL) stake by 89.76% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ruffer Llp sold 4.80M shares as Oracle Corp (ORCL)’s stock declined 4.18%. The Ruffer Llp holds 547,571 shares with $25.89M value, down from 5.35M last quarter. Oracle Corp now has $191.87 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.16% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $47. About 11.35 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Alethea Capital Management Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 450% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Alethea Capital Management Llc acquired 3,600 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Alethea Capital Management Llc holds 4,400 shares with $376,000 value, up from 800 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $755.72B valuation. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $98.36. About 15.73M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 186 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, December 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 26 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, April 27 with “Buy” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, February 1 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 21 by William Blair. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, April 27. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $11500 target.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Best And Worst Performing Nasdaq 100 Stocks Of 2018” on May 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft 3.0: A Turnaround That Looks Real” published on May 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft Fires Away” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft Corporation Replacing Surface Pro 4s in “Flickergate” Resolution” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 25, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, 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. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 8.12 million shares or 1.6% of its portfolio. owns 2.13% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 17,386 shares. Moreover, Northside Management Limited Liability Co has 0.59% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fiduciary Mgmt Wi has 2.01% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.83 million shares. Staley Advisers has invested 4.93% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Liberty Mgmt Incorporated holds 1.35% or 28,383 shares in its portfolio. Art Advsrs Ltd Company owns 45,600 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Nippon Life Glob Americas holds 4.41% or 647,377 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gp reported 0.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Northstar Inv Advsr Limited Com holds 2.83% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 182,952 shares. Prudential Public Limited Company, Illinois-based fund reported 12.99 million shares. Riverpoint Cap Management Ltd Company accumulated 0.85% or 164,391 shares. Generation Investment Llp has 4.78% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stifel Financial reported 5.38M shares stake. Highvista Strategies Ltd Liability reported 29,600 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity. Capossela Christopher C had sold 3,500 shares worth $325,500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 526 raised stakes. 2.29 billion shares or 1.37% less from 2.32 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cornerstone Advsr has 0.8% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Strategy Asset Managers Ltd Com invested in 2.33% or 252,384 shares. Ogorek Anthony Joseph New York Adv invested in 93 shares. 17,643 were reported by Bkd Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Corporation. Smithbridge Asset Mngmt De has 77,896 shares for 2.33% of their portfolio. Prentiss Smith Inc reported 3.67% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Lodestar Investment Counsel Limited Liability Company Il accumulated 15,758 shares. D Scott Neal invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Telemus Cap Ltd Liability Corporation owns 32,383 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Greenwood Capital Associates Lc has 0.89% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Williams Jones Assoc Ltd accumulated 149,069 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Group Inc Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 63,373 shares. Sigma Invest Counselors, a Michigan-based fund reported 5,249 shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Liability Company reported 177,797 shares. Paloma Mgmt stated it has 104,895 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on June, 20. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 4.88% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.82 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $3.51B for 13.66 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.67% EPS growth.

Among 43 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Oracle had 116 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, November 5. Bank of America downgraded the shares of ORCL in report on Tuesday, March 20 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, October 14. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 16 by UBS. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, June 22. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, November 11. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Rosenblatt. As per Friday, June 17, the company rating was maintained by Pacific Crest. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 17 by UBS.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Oracle To Acquire DataScience For Workflow Technologies” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Oracle buys DataScience.com” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “What Does Cap Ex Spending Tell Us About Oracle’s Future Cloud Growth?” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Information: Oracle’s aggressive cloud sales tactics push away customers” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: International Business Machines (IBM) vs. Oracle (ORCL)” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

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