Regal Investment Advisors Has Lifted Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position; VERIFYME (VRME) Shorts Increased By 18.6%

March 19, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Regal Investment Advisors Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 11.63% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Regal Investment Advisors Llc acquired 7,581 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Regal Investment Advisors Llc holds 72,759 shares with $5.42 million value, up from 65,178 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $713.51 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.04% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $92.67. About 21.04 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

VERIFYME INC (OTCMKTS:VRME) had an increase of 18.6% in short interest. VRME’s SI was 5,100 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 18.6% from 4,300 shares previously. The SI to VERIFYME INC’s float is 0.02%. The stock decreased 3.02% or $0.0071 during the last trading session, reaching $0.2278. About 66,987 shares traded. VerifyMe, Inc. (OTCMKTS:VRME) has 0.00% since March 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

VerifyMe, Inc. provides security solutions for the identification and authentication of people, products, and packaging for various applications in the United States. The company has market cap of $11.31 million. The firm offers RainbowSecure technology that combines an invisible ink with a proprietary tuned laser to enable counterfeit products to be exposed for gaming industry, as well as for anti-counterfeit protection of tags and labels in the apparel industry; and SecureLight technology, which changes the color of ink for use in various applications, including credit cards, driver's licenses, passports, stock certificates, clothing labels, currencies, ID cards, and tax stamps, as well as to protect apparels, pharmaceuticals, and other physical products. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides SecureLight+ technology, a solution that can be authenticated by proprietary tuned laser devices, and with fluorescent lighting; and authentication tools, which allows clients to authenticate items with a customized beeper that identifies a product bearing their unique anti-counterfeit solution.

Regal Investment Advisors Llc decreased First Tr Lrg Cp Vl Alphadex (FTA) stake by 7,459 shares to 78,634 valued at $4.02 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 4,030 shares and now owns 23,395 shares. Ishares Tr (HDV) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh owns 3.14% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.04 million shares. Hendershot Investments Inc holds 1.36% or 42,750 shares. 8,465 are held by Kelly Lawrence W Associate Ca. 34,359 were reported by Amarillo Bancorporation. Baldwin Brothers Ma invested in 195,922 shares or 2.35% of the stock. Oxbow Advsrs Llc reported 98,531 shares or 1.4% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Cap Management has invested 0.35% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Palo has 20,102 shares for 0.79% of their portfolio. Bernzott Cap Advisors holds 1.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 116,610 shares. Palisade Management Ltd Liability Corporation Nj stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Financial Bank Trust stated it has 8,843 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Bankshares owns 1.61% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.67 million shares. Alpine Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 1.21% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bridges Inv Counsel reported 32,121 shares or 1.33% of all its holdings. Centre Asset Mgmt has 268,177 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $930,912 activity. $325,500 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 168 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, December 12. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, January 13. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 31. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Bernstein.

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