Tradewinds Capital Management Lowered Its Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) by $628,926 as Stock Price Rose; Polygon Management LTD Stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) Has Decreased as Share Value Rose

January 21, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Polygon Management Ltd decreased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 71.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Polygon Management Ltd sold 250,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 100,000 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.98 million, down from 350,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Polygon Management Ltd who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.12B market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $120.66. About 6.99M shares traded or 146.10% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Tradewinds Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tradewinds Capital Management Llc sold 8,499 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 356,547 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.56M, down from 365,046 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $694.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $90. About 36.88M shares traded or 57.65% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. The insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98 million. Hood Amy had sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00 million.

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 26.16 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Cohen Lawrence B accumulated 85,931 shares or 4.17% of the stock. Chesley Taft Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation, Illinois-based fund reported 417,229 shares. North Star Asset Mgmt, Wisconsin-based fund reported 176,287 shares. Virtu Lc reported 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Carroll Fincl holds 222,698 shares or 1.93% of its portfolio. Penobscot Investment Mngmt Incorporated holds 1.79% or 80,152 shares. Artisan Prns Partnership has 6.34 million shares. Gradient Investments Limited Liability accumulated 9,428 shares. John G Ullman And Assoc has 104,305 shares. Patten And Patten Inc Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 234,262 shares. Motley Fool Wealth Ltd Com invested in 55,735 shares. Maple Capital Mgmt invested in 3.93% or 196,143 shares. 52,564 are held by Ami Investment Incorporated. Monetary Group Inc Inc has 128,363 shares for 4.03% of their portfolio. Yacktman Asset Lp stated it has 8.71M shares or 6.27% of all its holdings.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 145 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Hold” on Friday, July 21. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Wunderlich. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 8. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 1. Goldman Sachs maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold MON shares while 342 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 321.42 million shares or 4.04% more from 308.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Colorado-based Advsr Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). 139,424 were accumulated by Gulf Savings Bank (Uk) Limited. Fairfax Fincl Can holds 6,200 shares. Americafirst Cap Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 0.2% or 1,233 shares. Payden And Rygel invested in 200 shares or 0% of the stock. Brown Advisory owns 168,337 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Ngam Advsr Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 21,135 shares. Regions Fin Corp holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 60,810 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs Inc has 0.07% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 13,310 shares. Cap International holds 1.34% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) or 9.34M shares. Essex Fincl Service owns 1,740 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Wetherby Asset has invested 0.12% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Private Wealth Lc holds 0.79% or 32,600 shares in its portfolio. Acg Wealth holds 0.19% or 9,285 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 727,343 shares or 0.2% of the stock.

Polygon Management Ltd, which manages about $615.91M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wright Med Group N V (Prn) by 4.00M shares to 14.00M shares, valued at $19.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (Prn) by 9.90M shares in the quarter, for a total of 16.00 million shares, and has risen its stake in Lgi Homes Inc (Prn).

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