Farmers National Bank Raised Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Dana (DAN) Shareholder Horizon Investment Services Raised Position

April 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Farmers National Bank increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 17.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers National Bank bought 4,780 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,350 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.77M, up from 27,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farmers National Bank who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $730.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.35% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $94.81. About 19.65M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Horizon Investment Services Llc increased its stake in Dana Incorporated (DAN) by 66.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Horizon Investment Services Llc bought 32,819 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 81,869 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.62M, up from 49,050 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Horizon Investment Services Llc who had been investing in Dana Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.73B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $25.64. About 595,605 shares traded. Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) has risen 38.03% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.48% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Boothbay Fund Ltd holds 0.57% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 45,286 shares. 393,743 were reported by Guyasuta. Proshare Limited Liability Com stated it has 5.05 million shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 19.63M shares. D Scott Neal holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1,724 shares. Clarkston Capital Limited Liability stated it has 1.71% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Grimes holds 1.37% or 166,401 shares in its portfolio. Buckhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 127,894 shares. Jag Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 32,602 shares. Wright Ser invested in 4.26% or 148,659 shares. 5,799 are held by Fishman Jay A Limited Mi. 184,798 were accumulated by Burns J W Ny. A D Beadell Counsel owns 22,300 shares or 1.56% of their US portfolio. The New York-based King Wealth Mgmt Group Limited has invested 0.94% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Advisor Prns Limited Com reported 170,640 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 172 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, March 17. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, April 26 with “Neutral”. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, April 12. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 29.

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

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.40, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 16 investors sold DAN shares while 79 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 137.75 million shares or 0.01% less from 137.76 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 59,729 were reported by Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability. Kemnay Advisory Svcs holds 0.58% or 40,289 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 52,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory accumulated 12,646 shares. San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) holds 0% or 252 shares in its portfolio. 36,728 were accumulated by Liberty Mutual Group Asset. 707,547 were reported by Deutsche National Bank Ag. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio accumulated 86,601 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hennessy has invested 0.96% of its portfolio in Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN). Basswood Mngmt Lc accumulated 162,469 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System owns 476,654 shares. 681 were accumulated by Glenmede Na. Legal And General Group Inc Plc invested in 234,918 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Globeflex Cap L P, California-based fund reported 24,550 shares. Moreover, Origin Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership has 1.63% invested in Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) for 886,816 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Dana Holding Corp (NYSE:DAN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Dana Holding Corp had 48 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) rating on Friday, October 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $17 target. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 19. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 14. The stock of Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, December 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, December 20 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight” on Monday, January 25.

Since January 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.87 million activity. Aghili Aziz had sold 12,624 shares worth $418,092 on Thursday, February 1. The insider Wallace Mark E sold $1.35M.

Horizon Investment Services Llc, which manages about $205.38 million and $241.96 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 3,728 shares to 47,115 shares, valued at $8.67M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ:CRUS) by 12,668 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,794 shares, and cut its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG).

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