State Treasurer State Of Michigan Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Holding by $764,400 as Share Value Rose; Ballentine Partners Holding in International Business Machs (IBM) Has Boosted by $1.13 Million as Stock Rose

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Ballentine Partners Llc increased its stake in International Business Machs (IBM) by 812.2% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ballentine Partners Llc bought 8,122 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,122 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $1.28 million, up from 1,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ballentine Partners Llc who had been investing in International Business Machs for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $112.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $123.73. About 499,937 shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 0.56% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.06% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: 28/03/2018 – Adobe Steps Up AI-Powered Marketing to Take on IBM, Salesforce; 23/05/2018 – IBM gives jobs boost to Emmanuel Macron’s pitch to tech groups; 17/04/2018 – IBM Had Cloud Revenue of $17.7 Billion Over Last 12 Mos; 27/03/2018 – ITALY’S CARIGE SAYS ACKNOWLEDGES MARKET CONDITIONS ARE NOT THERE FOR ISSUANCE OF SUBORDINATED BOND WITH “EXPECTED CHARACTERISTICS”; 17/04/2018 – IBM – OPERATING (NON-GAAP) PRE-TAX INCOME WAS $1.7 BILLION AND OPERATING (NON-GAAP) NET INCOME WAS $2.3 BILLION IN QTR; 30/03/2018 – IBM predicts five technologies that will change the world in the next five years; 19/03/2018 – WlSeKey and IBM To Showcase Their integrated Solution to Secure IoT at THINK2018 Conference; 17/04/2018 – Carbon Black Expands Relationship with IBM Security; Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) Part of Newly Launched IBM X-Force Threat Management Services; 15/05/2018 – BERKSHIRE EXITED IBM, GHC IN 1Q: 13F; 17/04/2018 – IBM 1Q OPERATING EPS $2.45, EST. $2.42; AFFIRMS YEAR VIEWS

State Treasurer State Of Michigan increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 0.27% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Treasurer State Of Michigan bought 7,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.95M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $290.62M, up from 2.94 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $838.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $109.25. About 2.79M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 27/04/2018 – Microsoft opens up day after earnings beat; 10/04/2018 – C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Al in the Enterprise; 30/05/2018 – CRN Exclusive: Microsoft Hires RSA Vet As New Enterprise Cybersecurity GM; 02/05/2018 – INGRAM MICRO & MICROSOFT REPORT ALLIANCE; 10/03/2018 – NYT: Trump may tap ex-Microsoft, GM executive Liddell to succeed Cohn; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT QTRLY GAMING REVENUE INCREASED 18% (UP 16% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY) DRIVEN BY XBOX SOFTWARE; 17/04/2018 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that Microsoft email privacy dispute is moot; 07/03/2018 – Tencent’s Pony Ma overtakes Wanda’s Wang as Asia’s richest; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft’s veteran windows head Terry Myerson to leave company; 21/03/2018 – JLL makes Linkedln’s Top Companies list again

Since August 3, 2018, it had 5 buys, and 1 sale for $426,695 activity. 11,451 International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares with value of $1.67M were sold by Gherson Diane J. On Friday, November 2 Rometty Virginia M bought $998,835 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) or 8,500 shares. Shares for $249,722 were bought by WADDELL FREDERICK H. Swedish Joseph bought $232,838 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. $114,673 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was bought by OWENS JAMES W.

More notable recent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “NAR: TSMC close to IBM chip order – Seeking Alpha” on November 19, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “IBM, Goldcorp launch Watson-fueled product for gold mineralization – New York Business Journal” published on November 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “IBM: Follow Buffett? – Seeking Alpha” on November 22, 2018. More interesting news about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “IBM Is Going Down – But It Can Be Saved – Seeking Alpha” published on November 12, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why VMware Stock Jumped 18.4% in November – The Motley Fool” with publication date: December 06, 2018.

Among 35 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 14 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. International Business Machines had 141 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy”. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) rating on Friday, March 9. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $182.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Wedbush. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Wednesday, October 14. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Berenberg. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by J.P. Morgan.

Ballentine Partners Llc, which manages about $4.78B and $1.80 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (ICF) by 12,018 shares to 126,091 shares, valued at $12.59 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) by 13,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 31,765 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Whitehall Fds Inc (VYM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.21, from 1.11 in 2018Q1. It fall, as 62 investors sold IBM shares while 617 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 493 raised stakes. 489.70 million shares or 2.28% less from 501.15 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability owns 16,716 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 10,831 were reported by Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Liability. Inr Advisory Service Limited Liability Com reported 212 shares stake. Pitcairn Com has invested 0.07% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Mirador Cap Prtnrs Lp, California-based fund reported 2,941 shares. Greenleaf Trust reported 0.01% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Moreover, Towercrest Cap Mngmt has 0.06% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Mathes Inc stated it has 2,847 shares. Mackay Shields Ltd Liability holds 0.42% or 435,383 shares in its portfolio. Narwhal Mngmt has 0.51% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Advisory Serv stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Sei Invs has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Broderick Brian C accumulated 0.2% or 3,832 shares. Vigilant Mgmt Lc, Maine-based fund reported 8,020 shares.

State Treasurer State Of Michigan, which manages about $12.66 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 24,800 shares to 2.79M shares, valued at $78.70M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) by 3.25M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.62 million shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $52.10 million activity. Nadella Satya had sold 203,418 shares worth $21.70M on Friday, October 26. Shares for $550,606 were bought by PETERSON SANDRA E. BROD FRANK H also sold $214,363 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.01 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, June 7. The insider Hood Amy sold 118,000 shares worth $13.09M.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft, Nintendo loyal to E3 as PlayStation exits – Seeking Alpha” on November 16, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Secures Contract Worth $480M From U.S. Army – Nasdaq” published on November 29, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “FANG Tumbles But Microsoft Stands Strong – Seeking Alpha” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 11/16/2018: SONO, NVDA, BB, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on November 16, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “After Hours Most Active for Dec 4, 2018 : GE, QQQ, VG, MSFT, T, S, AABA, CMCSA, PBR, VZ, SBUX, SYMC – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 04, 2018.

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 company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by UBS. UBS maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 27 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Monday, June 25. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 13 by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. Cowen & Co maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Bank of America. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating.

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