Mathes Company Increases Stake in Microsoft (MSFT); Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa Upped Holding in Home Depot (HD)

February 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Mathes Company Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 419.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mathes Company Inc bought 49,570 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 61,397 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.57 million, up from 11,827 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mathes Company Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $708.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $92. About 30.60 million shares traded or 7.48% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 1240.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa bought 89,602 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 96,824 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.84 million, up from 7,222 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $218.33B market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $186.97. About 7.62M shares traded or 44.24% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Wafra Advisory Gp New York invested 1.92% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Republic Investment Mngmt reported 2.71 million shares. Dillon & Associate Inc invested in 0.26% or 8,795 shares. Windsor Cap Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.15% or 4,273 shares. United Fire invested in 30,000 shares. 44,870 are held by Peoples Fin Svcs. Horrell Incorporated owns 2,510 shares. Dsc Advisors LP accumulated 0.43% or 17,995 shares. Golub Grp Ltd Company stated it has 3.72% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tompkins Financial Corporation owns 1.77% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 100,261 shares. 6,650 are held by Harvey Capital Management. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp holds 3,494 shares. Monarch Management owns 95,353 shares for 2.65% of their portfolio. First Eagle Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 4.34% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). New England Invest Retirement reported 0.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98M worth of stock or 26,763 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 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, July 21 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Nomura given on Friday, October 21. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 27 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, November 27. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs.

Mathes Company Inc, which manages about $240.09M and $212.37 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 11,693 shares to 50,378 shares, valued at $7.76 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) by 28,208 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,000 shares, and cut its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $14.57 million activity. 41,396 shares were sold by Carey Matt, worth $7.58 million on Friday, December 8.

Among 33 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 107 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 30. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, September 8. As per Wednesday, November 18, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 25 to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HD in report on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 17. The rating was maintained by SEB Equity Research on Tuesday, August 25 with “Sell”.

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