Augustine Asset Management Has Trimmed Its Microsoft (Msft) (MSFT) Stake by $1.17 Million; Aristotle Fund LP Has Lowered Spirit Aerosystems Hldgs (SPR) Position as Market Valuation Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Aristotle Fund Lp decreased its stake in Spirit Aerosystems Hldgs Inc. (SPR) by 81.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aristotle Fund Lp sold 258,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.19% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 57,000 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.43 million, down from 315,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aristotle Fund Lp who had been investing in Spirit Aerosystems Hldgs Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.16B market cap company. The stock increased 2.55% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $96.55. About 812,299 shares traded. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) has risen 15.24% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.46% the S&P500.

Augustine Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (Msft) (MSFT) by 12.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Augustine Asset Management Inc sold 15,829 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 107,837 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.03 million, down from 123,666 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Augustine Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp (Msft) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $691.23B market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27M shares traded or 8.63% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 24 investors sold SPR shares while 116 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 109.62 million shares or 4.49% less from 114.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James And Assoc has 247,837 shares. Prudential Incorporated holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) for 904,500 shares. United Services Automobile Association has 0.11% invested in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) for 490,082 shares. Commercial Bank Of Hawaii holds 8,450 shares. Bogle Inv Management Lp De owns 179,198 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C owns 12,889 shares. Verition Fund Management Ltd Liability invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR). 4,212 were accumulated by Jane Street Ltd Liability Co. Hsbc Public Limited Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) for 177,594 shares. Moreover, Legal & General Group Public Limited has 0.01% invested in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) for 94,126 shares. Clarivest Asset Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR). First Republic Inv reported 0% stake. 4,736 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). 16,848 are held by Paloma Mngmt Communications. Voloridge Invest Management Limited Liability has 0.27% invested in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) for 155,053 shares.

Analysts await Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.22 earnings per share, up 37.08% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.89 per share. SPR’s profit will be $141.07 million for 19.78 P/E if the $1.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.26 actual earnings per share reported by Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.17% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Spirit Aerosystems (NYSE:SPR), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Spirit Aerosystems had 57 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 18. The stock of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 19. As per Thursday, January 12, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Buckingham Research. Goldman Sachs downgraded Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) on Friday, January 29 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 9 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold”. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. 55,000 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $4.00M were sold by Hood Amy. Shares for $1.98 million were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. 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. Callahan Advisors Ltd Company holds 2.79% or 178,110 shares in its portfolio. Sawgrass Asset Management Ltd invested 4.61% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). S&T Bancshares Pa holds 1.92% or 144,164 shares. Night Owl Cap Mngmt Limited holds 6.21% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 172,500 shares. Provident Tru reported 5,000 shares. Texas-based Eagle Ltd Company has invested 0.2% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Schwab Charles Mngmt reported 1.98% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Blb&B Limited Com, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 173,106 shares. Roanoke Asset Mngmt reported 44,899 shares. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 23.93 million shares or 2.28% of the stock. Illinois-based Cna Financial has invested 2.56% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lederer & Counsel Ca invested 2.86% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Arizona State Retirement holds 1.72% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.94M shares. Noesis Mangement Corporation, Florida-based fund reported 13,814 shares. Jnba Finance Advsrs holds 35,215 shares.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 142 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 29 by UBS. Bernstein maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Monday, January 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, August 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $80.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Thursday, August 13. Vetr upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, August 21 to “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. As per Monday, November 27, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

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