Pulte Group Com (PHM) Shareholder Winslow Asset Management Trimmed Stake by $1.11 Million; As Microsoft (MSFT) Shares Rose, Shareholder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust Has Trimmed Stake by $728.00 Million

August 10, 2018 - By Rhonda Roth

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 16.67% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust sold 8.00M shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 40.00 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.65 billion, down from 48.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $835.84 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $109. About 14.51M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 30/03/2018 – The Morning Download: Microsoft Shifts Focus from Windows to Azure Cloud; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft doesn’t have any “targeting business that is at large” on its platforms, CEO Satya Nadella said; 23/05/2018 – Energistics Announces that Microsoft Joins Upstream Data Exchange Standards Consortium; 15/03/2018 – MICROSOFT HAD 83 SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS IN LAST FISCAL YR; 15/03/2018 – FINALCAD Launches New App for Windows 10 to Support the Evolution of Microsoft lnstalled Base in Construction Companies; 02/04/2018 – MSFT: DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL AVAILABLE AS CLOUD SERVICE; 15/05/2018 – Duquesne Adds Intel, Exits Facebook, Cuts Microsoft: 13F; 24/05/2018 – Microsoft Deploys New Career Site on the Phenom People Platform; 09/04/2018 – Speedcast Strengthens Executive Team With Appointment of Clive Cuthell as Chief Financial Officer; 10/04/2018 – C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate AI in the Enterprise

Winslow Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Pulte Group Inc Com (PHM) by 5.66% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Asset Management Inc sold 38,215 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 636,616 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $18.77 million, down from 674,831 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Pulte Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.16B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.01% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $28.74. About 4.92 million shares traded or 7.60% up from the average. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has risen 33.11% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.54% the S&P500.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $2.25 million activity. SMITH HARMON D sold $1.62M worth of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) on Friday, May 11. $97,061 worth of stock was bought by Hawaux Andre J on Thursday, May 10. Shares for $260,607 were sold by OLEARY PATRICK J.

Analysts await PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 58.33% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.6 per share. PHM’s profit will be $269.83 million for 7.56 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.89 actual EPS reported by PulteGroup, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.74% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. PulteGroup had 79 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25. Mizuho downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, July 10 report. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) earned “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Tuesday, November 14. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 27 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 22 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PHM in report on Wednesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 4 by Zelman. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, January 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, April 26 by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.28, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold PHM shares while 193 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 234.12 million shares or 1.16% less from 236.87 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 1,400 are owned by Fuller And Thaler Asset. Franklin Resource has invested 0% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Moreover, Panagora Asset has 0.1% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Premier Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 403,510 shares. Nordea Inv Management has 0% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has 0.03% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) for 1.46M shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invested in 1.41 million shares or 0.07% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Incorporated reported 879,674 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Ontario – Canada-based Cibc has invested 0.01% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Hudock Capital Gru has 600 shares. United Kingdom-based Legal And General Grp Incorporated Public Limited has invested 0.03% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Employees Retirement System Of Texas has 0% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 1.18M shares or 0.42% of the stock. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust holds 0.03% or 555,252 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft (MSFT) Slips 0.78% Ahead of Earnings: What To Watch” on July 18, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Tesla isn’t the only company targeted by short sellers. Here’s who tops the Tampa Bay list.” published on August 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft: $1 Trillion Target Disconnect” on July 23, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Edges Higher on Q4 Earnings Beat” published on July 20, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “I Was Wrong About Microsoft: It’s A Buy” with publication date: July 31, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was bought by PETERSON SANDRA E on Tuesday, June 5.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 208 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, July 17 with “Outperform”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Tuesday, July 19. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 3. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, May 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Jefferies. Cowen & Co maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Johnson Finance Group reported 102,598 shares stake. Trust Of Oklahoma reported 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Welch Gru Limited Com accumulated 301,079 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company reported 1.09% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Baskin Financial Svcs holds 188,892 shares or 2.72% of its portfolio. Neumann Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.98% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sns Fincl Limited Liability Corporation invested 1.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hm Payson & stated it has 807,278 shares or 3.04% of all its holdings. Moreover, Northstar Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has 1.64% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 42,751 shares. Great West Life Assurance Com Can holds 8.31M shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP holds 20.96 million shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. Waratah Cap Advsrs has 216,050 shares for 2.08% of their portfolio. Horrell Mngmt stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Honeywell holds 3.38% or 633,600 shares in its portfolio. Gabelli & Co Invest Advisers Inc has 0.12% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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