As Mcdonalds (MCD) Stock Price Declined, First Heartland Consultants Decreased Position; Cornerstone Advisors Has Decreased Its Position in Microsoft (MSFT) by $1.01 Million as Shares Rose

April 26, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Cornerstone Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 23.24% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cornerstone Advisors Inc sold 11,881 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 39,250 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.36M, down from 51,131 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $724.64B market cap company. The stock increased 1.95% or $1.801 during the last trading session, reaching $94.111. About 6.53M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

First Heartland Consultants Inc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 33.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Heartland Consultants Inc sold 2,249 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,456 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $767,000, down from 6,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $123.38 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $156.95. About 676,926 shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on April, 30 before the open. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 13.61% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.47 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 23.50 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual earnings per share reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.34% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Montag And Caldwell Ltd Com owns 5,000 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Sand Hill Glob Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 0.03% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio. Empirical Financial Svcs Ltd Liability holds 1,836 shares. Hodges Cap Mgmt reported 7,843 shares. Boulegeris Investments has invested 0.38% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Hl Fincl Services Ltd Llc holds 95,579 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Capital Advsr Ltd Liability invested in 1,286 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Moreover, Wedge Capital Management L Limited Partnership Nc has 0.26% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans accumulated 0.02% or 35,264 shares. Evanson Asset Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.17% or 4,757 shares. Palisade Cap Management Limited Company Nj holds 0.16% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 27,521 shares. Roundview Lc stated it has 30,064 shares. Utd Fire Grp has 0.28% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 5,000 shares. Pictet National Bank & Trust Limited owns 16,739 shares or 0.85% of their US portfolio. Mackenzie Fincl Corp holds 417,224 shares.

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 149 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research given on Monday, April 25. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MCD in report on Monday, June 27 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 25 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, March 26 by Morgan Stanley. Robert W. Baird maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $190.0 target.

First Heartland Consultants Inc, which manages about $867.76 million and $332.38 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares (IJT) by 11,145 shares to 15,489 shares, valued at $2.64M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares (LQD) by 7,463 shares in the quarter, for a total of 13,150 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IYM).

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $6.24 million activity. GOARE DOUGLAS M also sold $6.00M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) 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 174 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 21 by Vetr. Raymond James upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, November 30 to “Strong Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Bernstein. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, October 21.

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

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. Huntington Bank & Trust holds 1.63% or 1.20M shares in its portfolio. Ingalls And Snyder Limited Liability Company holds 1.45% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 369,166 shares. 512,374 are owned by Wms Partners Limited Liability Corporation. Tokio Marine Asset Com invested in 68,058 shares or 0.88% of the stock. Boston Prns reported 10.29M shares or 1.04% of all its holdings. Westpac Bk holds 940,352 shares or 1.83% of its portfolio. Bowling Port Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.32% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 116,036 shares. Smith Chas P And Assocs Pa Cpas reported 225,537 shares. Cidel Asset Management Inc owns 318,278 shares or 1.17% of their US portfolio. Grimes & reported 166,401 shares. Moreover, Segment Wealth Management Limited has 1.2% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Banced invested 0.92% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Com holds 0.49% or 94,876 shares. Lincoln Natl owns 123,543 shares. Moreover, Burney has 0.89% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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