Deccan Value Investors LP Has Lowered By $71.60 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Yatra Online – Ordinary Shares (YTRA) Shorts Increased By 49.42%

February 24, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Deccan Value Investors Lp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 43.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Deccan Value Investors Lp sold 967,500 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Deccan Value Investors Lp holds 1.25 million shares with $93.38 million value, down from 2.22M last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $724.24B valuation. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06. About 26.33 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Yatra Online Inc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:YTRA) had an increase of 49.42% in short interest. YTRA’s SI was 732,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 49.42% from 490,300 shares previously. With 221,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Yatra Online Inc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:YTRA)’s short sellers to cover YTRA’s short positions. The SI to Yatra Online Inc – Ordinary Shares’s float is 6.32%. The stock decreased 4.61% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $7.03. About 305,946 shares traded or 72.25% up from the average. Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTRA) has 0.00% since February 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Yatra Online, Inc. operates as an online travel agent firm in India. The company has market cap of $251.45 million. The firm provides travel-related services, including domestic and international air ticketing, hotel bookings, homestays, holiday packages, bus ticketing, rail ticketing, and activities and ancillary services for leisure and business travelers. It currently has negative earnings. It offers its services through its Website, yatra.com.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54B for 27.66 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Swift Run Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 0.9% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 22,932 shares. Eagle Ridge Invest Mngmt owns 283,486 shares. Ruffer Llp has invested 1.55% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Beck Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 62,131 shares or 2.21% of the stock. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Lc, a Missouri-based fund reported 80,792 shares. Keystone Financial Planning accumulated 32,965 shares or 1.39% of the stock. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt Corp has 1.08 million shares. S Muoio And Co Ltd Liability Company holds 0.85% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 22,216 shares. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corporation invested in 298,742 shares. Nwq Investment Management Lc, California-based fund reported 215,898 shares. Nadler holds 0.63% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 25,644 shares. Lsv Asset stated it has 197,600 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 379,642 shares. Kings Point Capital Mngmt has 1.94% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Putnam Fl Mngmt reported 325,979 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.58 million activity. Shares for $279,912 were sold by Capossela Christopher C. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider Hood Amy sold $4.00M. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98M.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Sunday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Thursday, November 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $8800 target. FBN Securities maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Friday, July 21. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, February 1. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $118.0 target. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 8 by Evercore.

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