Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Crossvault Capital Management Has Lifted Holding; As Golar Lng LTD Bermuda (GLNG) Stock Price Rose, Shareholder Luxor Capital Group LP Has Upped Its Position

June 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Christian Leone increased its stake in Golar Lng Ltd Bermuda (GLNG) by 57.94% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Luxor Capital Group Lp bought 617,037 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.09% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Christian Leone held 1.68M shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $46.02M, up from 1.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Luxor Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Golar Lng Ltd Bermuda for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.82B market cap company. The stock increased 3.29% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $27.91. About 1.91 million shares traded or 39.24% up from the average. Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) has risen 24.26% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.69% the S&P500. Some Historical GLNG News: 19/04/2018 – Golar LNG enters into a Preliminary Agreement and exchanges Heads of Terms for an FLNG vessel for Phase 1A of the Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim Project, West Africa; 31/05/2018 – REG-GOLAR LNG LIMITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 31 MARCH 2018; 18/05/2018 – Golar’s Cameroon LNG project ships first cargo – sources, data; 19/03/2018 – REG-Golar LNG Limited & Golar LNG Partners L.P. announce organizational changes; 31/05/2018 – GOLAR LNG – SEASONAL SOFTENING OF SHIPPING MARKET WAS ANTICIPATED AND WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT 2Q 2018 TCE, EXPECTED TO BE AROUND HALF 1Q 2018 LEVELS; 16/04/2018 – Golar LNG Limited – Announcement of filing of Form 20-F Annual Report; 31/05/2018 – Golar LNG Limited Interim Results for the period ended 31 March 2018; 31/05/2018 – GOLAR LNG 1Q OPER REV. $66.2M, EST. $68.9M; 19/04/2018 – Golar LNG enters into a Preliminary Agreement and exchanges Heads of Terms for an FLNG vessel for Phase 1A of the Greater Tortu; 31/05/2018 – OPHIR ENERGY PLC OPHR.L – DISAPPOINTING THAT SCHLUMBERGER WILL NO LONGER BE PART OF PARTNERSHIP GROUP, GOLAR

Crossvault Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 6.23% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crossvault Capital Management Llc bought 4,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 80,102 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.31M, up from 75,402 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crossvault Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $779.23B market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $101.42. About 24.56M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 07/05/2018 – Recode Daily: Expect AI-in-everything at this week’s Microsoft and Google developer conferences Plus, a new $36 million VC fund exclusively for black female founders; will the Supreme Court legalize U.S; 23/03/2018 – MICROSOFT NAMES STEVE MAY EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION OFFICER; 14/03/2018 – Google, Apple face EU law on business practices; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O – QTRLY OFFICE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND CLOUD SERVICES REVENUE INCREASED 14%; 23/05/2018 – TeamViewer Integrates with Microsoft Dynamics 365; 21/05/2018 – The Morning Download: Microsoft Azure Cloud Wins Intelligence Agency Deal; 14/03/2018 – Crestron Expands Support of Microsoft Teams to Advance Intelligent Communications; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft rose after the company announced a major reorganization; 16/04/2018 – MSFT WILL SUPPORT FIDO 2.0 STANDARD IN NEXT WINDOWS 10 UPDATE; 24/04/2018 – Declaration Networks Group and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband internet to rural communities in Virginia and Maryland

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ima Wealth holds 11,522 shares. Moreover, Sabal Trust Co has 3.01% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cornerstone Invest Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 77,867 shares. Archon Ptnrs Limited holds 1.83% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 92,000 shares. Farr Miller And Washington Llc Dc owns 4.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 512,727 shares. Front Barnett Assoc Ltd Llc owns 77,586 shares or 1.19% of their US portfolio. 3,900 were accumulated by Alethea Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation. Pinnacle Wealth Mngmt Advisory Limited Liability Corp holds 1.84% or 35,508 shares in its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt has 763,250 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. City Hldg holds 1.66% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 57,128 shares. Pension Service owns 5.89M shares. Aviance Mngmt Limited Liability Co owns 10,561 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Tower Bridge Advisors holds 0% or 300,549 shares in its portfolio. Sigma Investment Counselors owns 66,773 shares. 185,278 were accumulated by Cypress Capital Management.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, December 18 to “Neutral” rating. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Buy”. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, May 24 to “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy”. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform”.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft And GitHub: Why Pay With Stock?” on June 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “The Business Of Business Software” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” with publication date: June 14, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 sales for $1.39 million activity. Another trade for 3,500 shares valued at $325,500 was sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Crossvault Capital Management Llc, which manages about $184.05M and $175.91M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) by 12,475 shares to 56,989 shares, valued at $2.97M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Kimberly (NYSE:KMB) by 13,846 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,450 shares, and cut its stake in Boeing Company (NYSE:BA).

Among 12 analysts covering Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Golar LNG Limited had 33 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. Bank of America downgraded Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) on Wednesday, December 2 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) on Monday, May 9 to “Outperform” rating. Seaport Global reinitiated Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) rating on Wednesday, November 23. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Monday, February 12 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, April 19. The company was maintained on Friday, June 1 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 18 by Jefferies. Nordea upgraded Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) on Wednesday, June 1 to “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Golar LNG Dividend information” on May 31, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mid-Afternoon Market Update: J.Jill Climbs On Earnings Beat; Scpharmaceuticals Shares Fall” published on May 31, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Recent Analysis Shows Supernus Pharmaceuticals, R1 RCM, Golar LNG, Chemical Financial, Chipmos Technologies …” on June 05, 2018. More interesting news about Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Golar LNG :FLNG Hilli Episeyo – Customer Acceptance” published on June 04, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Abercrombie & Fitch Beats Q1 Expectations” with publication date: June 01, 2018.

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