Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Burns J W & Co Has Cut Stake as Stock Value Rose; As Walt Disney Co. (DIS) Market Valuation Rose, Icm Asset Management Has Upped Holding by $956,800

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Burns J W & Co Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.77% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Burns J W & Co Inc sold 3,233 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 179,898 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $17.74 million, down from 183,131 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Burns J W & Co Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $851.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $110.89. About 33.67 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since December 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 11/04/2018 – YI Technology Announces Microsoft Azure Integration Plans; 07/05/2018 – MSFT: Microsoft now describes the opportunity for its developers as being in 4 areas: Azure, Microsoft 365, Xbox Gaming, MS Dynamics 365. #MSBuild is about the first 2 – ! $MSFT; 02/05/2018 – Savvius Appoints Former Microsoft Executive Colin Boone to Lead Sales in the Americas; 22/03/2018 – Microsoft describes deal as “the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States.”; 16/04/2018 – Microsoft announces new intelligent security innovations to help businesses manage threats from cloud to edge; 19/04/2018 – PCL Construction and Microsoft are Building Smart; 08/03/2018 – Comodo CA Launches Industry Leading Certificate Manager 6.0 for Next Generation Digital Certificate Management & Automation; 15/05/2018 – Pymnts.com: Microsoft Forms Cloud Accounting Startup To Rival Xero; 11/05/2018 – Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google; 15/05/2018 – Uber, Lyft scrap mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims

Icm Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Walt Disney Co. (DIS) by 409.8% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Icm Asset Management Inc bought 9,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.96% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,445 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $1.20M, up from 2,245 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Icm Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Walt Disney Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $171.93B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.96% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $115.49. About 16.86M shares traded or 111.42% up from the average. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 11.82% since December 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.80% the S&P500. Some Historical DIS News: 14/03/2018 – The Walt Disney Co Announces Strategic Reorganization; 29/05/2018 – FOX CEO SAYS 100% FOCUSED ON GETTING DISNEY DEAL DONE; 27/04/2018 – ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens big with $39 mln in U.S., Canada; 07/05/2018 – HEDGE : Exclusive: Comcast prepares all-cash bid to gate-crash Disney-Fox deal –; 16/03/2018 – After pay vote, Disney investors question lger’s rich deal; 07/05/2018 – Update: Comcast is planning an all-cash bid to top Walt Disney’s $52 billion deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, if the U.S. government approves AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, sources tell CNBC; 22/03/2018 – Citizen to Become Official Timepiece of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Marvel New Media’s Creative Space; 23/05/2018 – Comcast prepares to top Disney’s $50 bln offer for Fox; 05/03/2018 – WALT DISNEY – PITARO’S APPOINTMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY; NEW LEADERSHIP FOR CO’S CONSUMER PRODUCTS & INTERACTIVE BUSINESSES TO BE NAMED LATER; 08/03/2018 – Jon Favreau Set To Write, Produce Live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series For Disney Streaming Service — MarketWatch

More notable recent The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Disney Stock Is About to Get Its Magic Back in a Big Way – Investorplace.com” on November 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Why Disney Is Poised For Continued Outperformance – Seeking Alpha” published on November 19, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Fox, Disney sued for $1.75 billion over Malaysian theme park – L.A. Biz” on November 26, 2018. More interesting news about The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Mixed-use development planned near Disney (NYSE: DIS) in metro Orlando – Orlando – Orlando Business Journal” published on November 14, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Disney Earnings Preview: What to Watch – Motley Fool” with publication date: November 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.19, from 1.04 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 51 investors sold DIS shares while 573 reduced holdings. 146 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 976.63 million shares or 7.70% more from 906.82 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Caz Lp holds 8,800 shares. 1832 Asset Lp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 112,000 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur Comm invested in 42.21M shares or 5.92% of the stock. Trustmark Bankshares Tru Department has 0.21% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 17,022 shares. Js Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 2.57% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Proffitt Goodson Incorporated holds 10,892 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 2.41M shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Stevens First Principles Inv has 330 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cincinnati Casualty owns 20,000 shares. Moreover, Marietta Ptnrs Ltd has 0.29% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 8,769 shares. 87,120 were reported by Ccm Advisers Ltd Liability. Citigroup Inc owns 1.15 million shares. Peninsula Asset Mngmt holds 4,640 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Roffman Miller Associate Pa has invested 2.64% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Aull And Monroe Invest Mgmt Corporation stated it has 17,911 shares.

Since July 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $24.52 million activity. Parker Mary Jayne sold $3.44 million worth of stock. 47,733 shares valued at $5.73M were sold by IGER ROBERT A on Friday, November 9. Another trade for 140,638 shares valued at $15.05M was sold by BRAVERMAN ALAN N.

Among 40 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 25 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 166 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the shares of DIS in report on Wednesday, August 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 9 by FBR Capital. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 14. The rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to “Hold” on Monday, September 26. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. Piper Jaffray maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Sunday, September 24. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, May 11 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Pivotal Research. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Thursday, September 7.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 8 insider sales for $52.56 million activity. Another trade for 203,418 shares valued at $21.70 million was sold by Nadella Satya. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.01M worth of stock or 10,000 shares. PETERSON SANDRA E also bought $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, June 5. On Friday, August 31 Hogan Kathleen T sold $4.45 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 40,000 shares. Shares for $214,363 were sold by BROD FRANK H on Monday, November 5.

Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 216 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 25. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $56 target in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray on Tuesday, July 17 with “Overweight”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 14. Vetr downgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, August 27 to “Strong-Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, September 27. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Buy”.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Notable Tuesday Option Activity: MSFT, CIEN, BLK – Nasdaq” on November 20, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Dow 30 Stock Roundup: BA’s $383M Modification Contract, MSFT’s Army Contract – Nasdaq” published on November 30, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Zacks Market Edge Highlights: Nvidia, Facebook, Microsoft, Planet Fitness and Etsy – Nasdaq” on November 29, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 11/05/2018: SOGO, CYOU, STM, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on November 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft overtakes Apple as most valuable U.S. company – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 01, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.10, from 0.74 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 35 investors sold MSFT shares while 965 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 711 raised stakes. 5.31 billion shares or 1.41% less from 5.38 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Com holds 1.39% or 1.47M shares in its portfolio. Country Trust Commercial Bank has 635,238 shares. Joel Isaacson Co Limited Company holds 0.57% or 34,447 shares. Thompson Davis And Com Inc invested 1.14% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aristotle Cap Mgmt Ltd has 3.57% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5.97M shares. Proshare Advisors Lc holds 3.65% or 5.53M shares in its portfolio. 980,854 were reported by Junto Cap Management Limited Partnership. 31,172 were accumulated by Beacon Financial Grp Inc. First Long Island Ltd Liability Co invested 4.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jolley Asset Llc holds 0.26% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 3,937 shares. Cardinal Cap Management owns 85,094 shares. First Fincl Bank Of Omaha has 2.86% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 524,245 shares. Menlo Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 73,021 shares. Longer invested in 2.11% or 22,075 shares. Donaldson Mgmt Limited Co holds 4.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 454,396 shares.

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