General Electric (GE) Coveraged By Barclays with $16.0 Target; Capital International Investors Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Capital International Investors decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 0.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital International Investors sold 318,472 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Capital International Investors holds 31.94M shares with $2.38 billion value, down from 32.26M last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $704.69 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $91.52. About 2.09 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. General Electric Company has $67 highest and $14 lowest target. $26.43’s average target is 75.03% above currents $15.1 stock price. General Electric Company had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, July 25. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 10. As per Thursday, December 28, the company rating was maintained by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Deutsche Bank. Tigress Financial maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 23. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Friday, October 14 report.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $5.98 million activity. 26,763 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.98M on Wednesday, August 30. Hood Amy had sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00 million on Tuesday, August 29.

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. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, July 16. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, July 21. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 21 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $92.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy”.

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. Blume stated it has 3.67% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 136,915 are held by Moors & Cabot. Florida-based Keating Counselors has invested 0.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cedar Hill Associates Limited Liability reported 15,861 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. City holds 1.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 55,956 shares. Capital Intll Invsts holds 31.94M shares. Baker Boyer National Bank accumulated 15,258 shares. Lesa Sroufe And invested in 17,187 shares or 1.12% of the stock. Focused Wealth Management holds 0.18% or 7,334 shares in its portfolio. Nordea Management Ab accumulated 7.91 million shares or 1.42% of the stock. Veritas Investment Management Ltd Liability Partnership reported 1.09 million shares. 14,518 are owned by Manchester Lc. Neumann Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.78% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Marketfield Asset Mngmt Lc reported 103,018 shares. Signalpoint Asset Mgmt Llc invested in 1.33% or 35,330 shares.

Capital International Investors increased Royal Dutch Shell Plc B Adr stake by 1.45 million shares to 6.77M valued at $423.40M in 2017Q3. It also upped Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP) stake by 687,700 shares and now owns 1.33 million shares. Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 112 investors sold General Electric Company shares while 818 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 4.70 billion shares or 1.82% more from 4.61 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citizens And Northern reported 85,043 shares. Ohio-based Cincinnati Fin has invested 2.86% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Jabre Prtn reported 250,000 shares or 1.18% of all its holdings. Monroe Fincl Bank & Tru Mi invested in 14,494 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Edgemoor Inv Advisors accumulated 0.08% or 23,218 shares. 2.51M are owned by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Evanson Asset Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 25,052 shares. Banque Pictet And Cie holds 0.17% or 311,883 shares. Wendell David Associate Inc stated it has 0.4% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Nexus Invest Mgmt, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 764,635 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees, Rhode Island-based fund reported 362,978 shares. American Rech & Management has 0.83% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Seabridge Investment Ltd Liability Co stated it has 64,860 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada invested 0.46% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Fdx Advisors stated it has 480,669 shares.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and technology firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $130.95 billion. The Company’s Power segment offers gas and steam power systems; maintenance, service, and upgrade solutions; distributed power gas engines; water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process system solutions; and nuclear reactors, fuels, and support services. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, and hardware and software; onshore and offshore wind turbines; and solutions, products, and services to hydropower industry.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $2.50 million activity. DIMITRIEF ALEXANDER bought $43,446 worth of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Friday, January 26. TISCH JAMES S bought 100,000 shares worth $2.46 million.

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