As Apple (AAPL) Stock Rose, Compton Capital Management Lowered Holding by $650,188; Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Argyle Capital Management Has Cut Its Stake as Stock Price Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Argyle Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 12.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argyle Capital Management Inc sold 14,275 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 95,923 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.15 million, down from 110,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argyle Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $699.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.57% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $90.81. About 34.96 million shares traded or 24.57% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Compton Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 3.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Compton Capital Management Inc sold 4,222 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 106,511 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.42M, down from 110,733 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Compton Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $849.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $167.37. About 40.64M shares traded or 22.24% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

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. Segment Wealth Limited Liability Corp has 1.09% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 55,113 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys holds 0.69% or 626,399 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Finance Gp owns 13.16M shares for 1.02% of their portfolio. Lipe And Dalton reported 11,534 shares. Koshinski Asset Management holds 0.64% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 26,365 shares. Garde Cap Inc invested 1.12% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tt has invested 1.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mayo Invest Advisers Ltd Liability holds 4.14% or 121,046 shares. Caxton Assoc LP has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Affinity Wealth Management owns 4,902 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Banque Pictet & Cie, Switzerland-based fund reported 443,623 shares. Egerton Capital (Uk) Llp has 5.13M shares for 3.42% of their portfolio. Hays Advisory Lc owns 4,554 shares. Grimes Co holds 1.29% or 162,329 shares in its portfolio. Nbt State Bank N A New York reported 208,424 shares or 2.48% of all its holdings.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.98 million activity. $1.98M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, January 25. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $94.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 31 by Argus Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, January 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, May 16. The company was maintained on Monday, July 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich given on Friday, January 29. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Merriman Wealth Management owns 31,013 shares. Natixis owns 1.50M shares for 2.13% of their portfolio. Centre Asset Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 153,348 shares or 6.13% of the stock. Chevy Chase Tru reported 5.13M shares or 3.58% of all its holdings. Mayo Inv Advisers Llc holds 4.48% or 63,263 shares in its portfolio. Evanson Asset Limited owns 131,071 shares. 8.87M were reported by Ny State Teachers Retirement System. Spc Financial Incorporated has 0.49% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 12,898 shares. Mrj Inc holds 4.79% or 55,305 shares in its portfolio. Litman Gregory Asset Limited Liability Company accumulated 158 shares. Rock Point Ltd Liability Co holds 4.95% or 68,932 shares in its portfolio. Univest Of Pennsylvania holds 33,922 shares. Denver Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 1.76% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Registered Advisor Incorporated stated it has 2.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 4.50 million shares for 2.77% of their portfolio.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $70.47 million activity. Another trade for 63,388 shares valued at $9.78M was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.73M worth of stock. $43.15M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D. Shares for $1.01 million were sold by KONDO CHRIS on Tuesday, August 15. Srouji Johny sold 5,892 shares worth $948,612.

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