Pioneer Trust Bank N A Trimmed General Elec Co Com (GE) Stake; Cambridge Financial Group Decreased Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Pioneer Trust Bank N A decreased General Elec Co Com (GE) stake by 14.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pioneer Trust Bank N A sold 16,165 shares as General Elec Co Com (GE)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Pioneer Trust Bank N A holds 97,031 shares with $2.35 million value, down from 113,196 last quarter. General Elec Co Com now has $162.69 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.37% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $18.76. About 87.08 million shares traded or 6.24% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc decreased Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stake by 1.27% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cambridge Financial Group Inc sold 1,129 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Cambridge Financial Group Inc holds 87,916 shares with $6.55 billion value, down from 89,045 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation 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 decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 4.70 billion shares or 1.82% more from 4.61 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Webster National Bank N A reported 669,936 shares stake. Bb&T Secs Lc holds 0.85% or 2.58M shares in its portfolio. Moreover, First Financial Bank Of Omaha has 1.15% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Exxonmobil Tx stated it has 0.97% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The North Carolina-based First Citizens Bank & Tru Com has invested 0.91% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). New York-based Arrowgrass Prtn (Us) Ltd Partnership has invested 0.16% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Inspirion Wealth Advisors Limited Com holds 52,148 shares or 0.64% of its portfolio. Bowen Hanes Communication holds 0.4% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 351,434 shares. The Illinois-based West Family has invested 0.23% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Mufg Americas Corp stated it has 1.83M shares. Los Angeles Cap Management Equity holds 0.28% or 2.04 million shares. Argent Tru holds 1.12% or 117,629 shares in its portfolio. 133,505 were reported by Jones Cos Lllp. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc holds 1.02% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) or 1.28 million shares. The Michigan-based Insight 2811 Incorporated has invested 0.65% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Since August 8, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.48 million activity. Flannery John Leonard had bought 103,983 shares worth $2.66M on Tuesday, August 8. $633,375 worth of stock was sold by Comstock Elizabeth J on Wednesday, August 9. TISCH JAMES S also bought $2.46 million worth of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares.

Among 26 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. General Electric Company has $67 highest and $15.0 lowest target. $28.41’s average target is 51.44% above currents $18.76 stock price. General Electric Company had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 10 report. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Langenberg to “Buy” on Monday, November 13. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 14. Bank of America upgraded General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Monday, October 23. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. The company was maintained on Monday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy”.

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, down 36.96% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.46 per share. GE’s profit will be $2.51 billion for 16.17 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Morfit G Mason also sold $507.89 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE also sold $1.98 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Hood Amy had sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00M on Tuesday, August 29.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc increased Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 515 shares to 38,962 valued at $6.00B in 2017Q3. It also upped Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stake by 2,113 shares and now owns 67,108 shares. Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) was raised too.

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 $6.63B 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.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $115.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $81.44’s average target is -9.11% below currents $89.6 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 142 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, October 31. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, April 1. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, July 17. Morgan Stanley maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report.

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. 163,043 were reported by Cutler Inv Counsel Ltd Co. Barrett Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc has 2.65% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 487,902 shares. Insurance Tx holds 2.54% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 646,640 shares. Dana Investment Advsr owns 1.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 494,976 shares. Interocean Cap Limited Company owns 284,384 shares. Connors Investor Service has 184,468 shares. 13.39M are held by Aqr Management Ltd Liability Company. Partner Fund Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 1.05M shares or 1.53% of its portfolio. Ironwood Counsel Llc has 169,304 shares for 5.1% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Life Ins holds 243,568 shares. Fiduciary Fincl Service Of The Southwest Inc Tx holds 0.7% or 31,290 shares in its portfolio. Buffington Mohr Mcneal invested in 2.51% or 76,931 shares. Appleton Prns Inc Ma reported 1.23% stake. First Eagle Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 26.07M shares for 4.34% of their portfolio. Mgmt Limited Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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