Caledonia Investments Plc Has Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Holding as Valuation Rose; As Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Share Value Declined, Bbr Partners Has Lowered Stake by $1.26 Million

June 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Caledonia Investments Plc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 14.86% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caledonia Investments Plc sold 100,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 573,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $52.30M, down from 673,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caledonia Investments Plc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $780.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $101.62. About 7.13 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 05/04/2018 – Trippel Media chooses Net Insight’s Sye Streaming Service, powered by Microsoft Azure, to handle live streaming for their interactive trivia and live event app platform Primetime; 17/05/2018 – Microsoft Pitches Greener Cloud to Win Clients From Own Servers; 10/04/2018 – lteris Named Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards; 27/04/2018 – Microsoft is narrowing Amazon’s lead in cloud, but the gap remains large; 20/03/2018 – Source-to-Pay Pioneer Determine, Inc. Brings the Power of eProcurement to SIG Global Executive Summit in Washington, DC; 17/04/2018 – MatrixCare Continues to be a Leader for LTPAC Industry in Interoperability; 19/03/2018 – BlackBerry will partner with Microsoft to provide a secure environment for Microsoft Office apps; 26/03/2018 – Tech Today: Microsoft to a Trillion, Defending Tesla, Cutting AMD — Barron’s Blog; 25/04/2018 – Determine, Inc., a Top-Ranked Source-to-Pay Innovator, Puts State-of-the-Art Cloud Platform on Display at ISM2018; 14/05/2018 – RANE Sponsors Compliance Week 2018

Bbr Partners Llc decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co (PG) by 28.77% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bbr Partners Llc sold 10,030 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.97% with the market. The hedge fund held 24,831 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.13M, down from 34,861 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bbr Partners Llc who had been investing in Procter & Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $190.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $75.78. About 1.28 million shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 14.45% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.02% the S&P500. Some Historical PG News: 12/04/2018 – FTC: 20181022: ProAmpac PG Holdings LLC; Saw Mill Capital Partners, LP; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Disciplined Equity Adds McDonald’s, Exits P&G; 19/04/2018 – P&G Deal for Merck KGaA Business Valuation Is About EUR3.4B; 24/05/2018 – PROCTER & GAMBLE SAYS WORKER PASSED AWAY DUE TO PLANT ACCIDENT; 19/04/2018 – TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL-FULL TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT ARE NOT BEING DISCLOSED BUT THE DISSOLUTION IS AMICABLE; 06/03/2018 – P&G brand chief vows to `take back control’ from ad agencies; 19/04/2018 – P&G Slogs Through ‘Difficult’ Markets for Sales Growth –Update; 07/04/2018 – Mumbai Bourse: Press Release From PG Electroplast Ltd; 19/04/2018 – TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD – IN 2017, COMBINED SALES FROM TEVA’S PGT OTC PRODUCTS AND TEVA NON-PGT OTC PRODUCTS WERE APPROXIMATELY $1 BLN; 30/04/2018 – Designing Digitally, Inc. Earns Gold Horizon Interactive Award for P&G Training Simulation

Among 25 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 90 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Wednesday, April 19. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $103 target. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 21. Jefferies maintained the shares of PG in report on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, December 18. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 71 investors sold PG shares while 786 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 556 raised stakes. 1.51 billion shares or 2.21% more from 1.47 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cap Invest Counsel stated it has 47,111 shares or 1.55% of all its holdings. Maverick Capital Ltd holds 19,950 shares. Homrich Berg has invested 0.2% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Pillar Pacific Capital Mngmt owns 0.2% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 20,692 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 0.79% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Natixis holds 0.47% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 981,652 shares. First Advsr Limited Partnership accumulated 0.3% or 1.66M shares. Penobscot Invest owns 1.75% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 92,070 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.55% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Maple Capital Mgmt Inc invested 0.64% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). New England Private Wealth Advsr Limited Co holds 0.22% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 9,631 shares. Advisor Prns Ltd Liability Com reported 0.64% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Girard Ltd reported 34,521 shares. 270,330 were reported by Victory Cap Management. 11,922 are owned by Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Limited Company.

Analysts await The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 7.06% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.85 per share. PG’s profit will be $2.29 billion for 20.82 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by The Procter & Gamble Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.00% negative EPS growth.

Bbr Partners Llc, which manages about $7.35B and $559.13 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 4,693 shares to 14,349 shares, valued at $1.57M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 2,858 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4,543 shares, and has risen its stake in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM).

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $8.44 million activity. $739,189 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was sold by Posada Juan Fernando. Giovanni Ciserani sold $931,536 worth of stock or 12,034 shares. Skoufalos Ioannis had sold 4,098 shares worth $317,221 on Tuesday, May 15. On Tuesday, May 15 Coombe Gary A sold $113,533 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 1,529 shares. 37,776 shares valued at $3.07 million were sold by Schomburger Jeffrey K on Thursday, February 15. 5,300 shares valued at $410,266 were sold by Moeller Jon R on Tuesday, May 15.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “It Is No Longer A Gamble Investing In Procter & Gamble: Part 5” on June 14, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “P&G ending operations in Iran because of Trump decision” published on June 04, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Procter & Gamble recommits to Russia” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Procter & Gamble” published on June 09, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Procter & Gamble Still the Dow’s Worst-Performing Stock” with publication date: June 02, 2018.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30B for 23.52 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests” on June 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft Corporation: The Big Fluffy Cloud” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Leaked Microsoft Document Points to Dual-Screen Mobile Device” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” with publication date: June 14, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, 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. Cheviot Value Mngmt Ltd Llc has 132,109 shares. Foster And Motley invested in 174,632 shares. Gam Hldgs Ag holds 1.22% or 377,752 shares in its portfolio. Duquesne Family Office Ltd Company owns 12.26% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.43 million shares. First Allied Advisory reported 316,850 shares. 80,677 were reported by Jefferies Lc. Tradition Capital Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 97,158 shares or 2.54% of the stock. Security Bancshares Of Sioux City Iowa Ia owns 24,631 shares. Hm Payson & has 3.04% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Forward Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 24,546 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Bridges Investment owns 201,175 shares. R G Niederhoffer Capital Mgmt Incorporated invested in 3,900 shares or 1.72% of the stock. 77,470 were accumulated by Gfs Ltd Llc. Wendell David holds 2.02% or 122,893 shares in its portfolio. The Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Limited Co has invested 0.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 18. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by UBS. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, December 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, May 24. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, July 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell” on Thursday, February 1. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 27 by JP Morgan. Nomura maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 21 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. On Friday, February 23 Capossela Christopher C sold $325,500 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 3,500 shares.

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