Centre Asset Management Cut Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Wintrust Financial (WTFC)’s Sentiment Is 1.63

Centre Asset Management Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 1.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Centre Asset Management Llc sold 4,380 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Centre Asset Management Llc holds 268,177 shares with $19.98 million value, down from 272,557 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $725.63 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.87% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06. About 29.17 million shares traded or 27.12% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.92 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 19.99 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

United Fire Group Inc holds 6.08% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation for 230,523 shares. Jacobs Asset Management Llc owns 150,000 shares or 2.24% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. has 1.93% invested in the company for 130,037 shares. The California-based Falcon Point Capital Llc has invested 1.69% in the stock. Phocas Financial Corp., a California-based fund reported 200,688 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.45 million activity.

The stock increased 0.51% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $87.96. About 315,498 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC) has risen 36.64% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. North Carolina-based Schaller Invest has invested 0.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Kingfisher Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 32,639 shares. Greenwich Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 94,764 shares or 1.21% of the stock. Swiss Bancorp reported 27.27 million shares. Eaton Vance reported 1.76% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Calamos Advisors Limited Liability Co holds 1.96% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.41 million shares. San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) stated it has 46,898 shares. Private Asset has invested 1.83% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mirador Capital Prtnrs LP holds 3,779 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Blue Chip stated it has 144,618 shares. James Research invested 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Flossbach Von Storch Ag holds 1.92% or 2.47M shares in its portfolio. Cap Int Invsts has invested 2.85% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Osher Van De Voorde Invest has invested 4.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wealth Enhancement Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 36 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $115.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $84.08’s average target is -10.61% below currents $94.06 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 151 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $66 target in Friday, October 21 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, July 6, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. As per Sunday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Canaccord Genuity initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, May 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating.