Curbstone Financial Management Has Trimmed Celanese (Ce) (CE) Position as Market Valuation Declined; Gm Advisory Group Lifted Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake by $667,080

April 16, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Gm Advisory Group Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 33.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gm Advisory Group Inc bought 7,848 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 31,190 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.67 million, up from 23,342 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gm Advisory Group Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $726.09B market cap company. The stock increased 1.31% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $94.3. About 12.84 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Curbstone Financial Management Corp decreased its stake in Celanese (Ce) (CE) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Curbstone Financial Management Corp sold 6,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,900 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $739,000, down from 13,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Curbstone Financial Management Corp who had been investing in Celanese (Ce) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.48B market cap company. The stock increased 2.36% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $106.62. About 610,554 shares traded. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has risen 9.78% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Partnervest Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.75% or 18,090 shares. Alabama-based Fjarde Ap has invested 2.64% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Mngmt Llc stated it has 12,024 shares. General Amer Invsts has 4.16% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stratos Wealth Prns invested in 163,219 shares. Oppenheimer & stated it has 668,385 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 292,558 shares. Dean Invest Assoc has invested 0.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fukoku Mutual Life Ins Co holds 0.4% or 30,670 shares. Moreover, Winfield Assocs has 2.77% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 63,988 shares. Rockland Tru has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lsv Asset Management holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 191,100 shares. Da Davidson And Comm invested in 893,069 shares or 1.6% of the stock. Rhenman Prtn Asset Management holds 0.06% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 4,793 shares. Todd Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 14,363 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by UBS. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Global Equities Research given on Friday, August 28. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, January 27. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, February 2. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $105 target. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Gm Advisory Group Inc, which manages about $547.47M and $367.53 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alps Etf Tr (AMLP) by 54,086 shares to 30,459 shares, valued at $329,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $930,912 activity.

Curbstone Financial Management Corp, which manages about $227.87M and $181.11M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Emerging Markets Etf (S (SCHE) by 28,310 shares to 51,040 shares, valued at $1.43M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Among 18 analysts covering Celanese (NYSE:CE), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Celanese had 72 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, January 29 with “Buy”. The stock of Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 27. The stock of Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 16. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, October 13. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, January 29 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Monday, November 16. The stock of Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

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