Greenwood Capital Associates Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Holding By $477,744; Meridian Interstate Bancorp (EBSB)’s Sentiment Is 1.66

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for East Boston Savings Bank that provides various financial services and products for individuals and businesses primarily in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties, Massachusetts. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as non-interest-bearing demand deposits comprising checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts, including NOW and money market accounts; savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, as well as commercial checking accounts. It has a 24.83 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio consists of commercial real estate loans, which are secured by properties used for business purposes, such as office buildings, industrial facilities, and retail facilities; one- to four-family residential loans, including mortgage loans that enable borrowers to purchase or refinance existing homes; multi-family real estate loans; construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including automobile loans, loans secured by passbook or certificate accounts, credit builder, and annuity and overdraft loans.

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 5.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Greenwood Capital Associates Llc sold 6,456 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Greenwood Capital Associates Llc holds 106,098 shares with $7.90 million value, down from 112,554 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $691.23 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $89.6. About 24.27 million 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 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Moreover, Paradigm Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.75% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 38,710 shares. Ccm Investment Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.05% or 142,754 shares. Ancora Advsr holds 0.84% or 194,147 shares in its portfolio. Covington Advsr accumulated 74,373 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag owns 21.19M shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. Stevens Capital Lp owns 99,769 shares. Sachem Head Cap Mgmt LP invested in 4.05M shares. Cwm Limited Company owns 0.08% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 23,429 shares. Ami Invest Management Inc invested in 2.44% or 52,564 shares. Scge Mgmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 7.52% or 485,000 shares. Wespac Advsrs Ltd Liability Company has 0.55% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 11,134 shares. Fmr Limited Liability holds 1.58% or 175.92M shares. Macnealy Hoover Invest reported 43,155 shares stake. Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh stated it has 2.26M shares or 2.61% of all its holdings. Bbr Prtn Limited has 5,925 shares.

Greenwood Capital Associates Llc increased Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) stake by 38,249 shares to 91,579 valued at $2.67 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Lowes Co (NYSE:LOW) stake by 4,508 shares and now owns 57,145 shares. Etf Msci Acwi Exus (CWI) was raised too.

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 rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, July 3. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 3. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $513.86 million activity. Hood Amy also sold $4.00 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29. The insider Morfit G Mason sold 7.00M shares worth $507.89 million. Another trade for 26,763 shares valued at $1.98 million was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE.

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 26.05 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.

Analysts await Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, up 9.09% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.22 per share. EBSB’s profit will be $11.59M for 22.24 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Meridian Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.00% negative EPS growth.

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