Riverbridge Partners Has Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; 4 Analysts Bullish PayPoint plc (LON:PAY)

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Riverbridge Partners Llc decreased Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stake by 1.3% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Riverbridge Partners Llc sold 11,275 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s stock rose 3.08%. The Riverbridge Partners Llc holds 856,721 shares with $78.19M value, down from 867,996 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation now has $774.39 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.97% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $100.79. About 27.93 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering PayPoint PLC (LON:PAY), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. PayPoint PLC has GBX 1400 highest and GBX 841 lowest target. GBX 1033.71’s average target is 2.35% above currents GBX 1010 stock price. PayPoint PLC had 73 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Liberum Capital maintained PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Barclays Capital. Numis Securities maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 895 target in Tuesday, July 21 report. The stock of PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Liberum Capital. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Friday, November 10. Barclays Capital maintained PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) on Friday, November 27 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 4. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Friday, September 30 with “Buy”. See PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) latest ratings:

24/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 980.00 New Target: GBX 1000.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 980.00 New Target: GBX 980.00 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 1162.00 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 980.00 New Target: GBX 980.00 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 980.00 New Target: GBX 980.00 Maintain

The stock increased 1.61% or GBX 16 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1010. About 81,921 shares traded or 45.77% up from the average. PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) has 0.00% since June 3, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.02, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 22 investors sold PayPoint plc shares while 78 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 109.71 million shares or 2.40% less from 112.41 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Skyline Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 844,200 shares or 1.05% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 346 shares. Sandy Spring Bancorp holds 0% or 309 shares. Riverhead Cap Management holds 9,426 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn invested in 927,155 shares or 0% of the stock. 33,199 are owned by M&T Comml Bank. Raymond James Fincl Services Advsr has invested 0% of its portfolio in PayPoint plc (LON:PAY). Private Advisor Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Co invested in 18,357 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Point72 Asset Management Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in PayPoint plc (LON:PAY). Community Bancorporation Na has invested 0% in PayPoint plc (LON:PAY). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 91,257 shares. Moreover, Spark Investment Management Limited has 0.05% invested in PayPoint plc (LON:PAY) for 50,800 shares. Sg Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 525,707 shares. Geode Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in PayPoint plc (LON:PAY). 216,700 are owned by Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership.

PayPoint plc provides specialist consumer payment, transaction processing, settlement, and other services and products in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, and North America. The company has market cap of 688.62 million GBP. The firm offers bill and general services, such as prepaid energy, bills, and cash out services; top-ups, including mobile, e-money vouchers, prepaid debit cards, and lottery services; and retail services comprising ATM, payment cards, parcels, money transfer, SIMs, EPoS, broadband, receipt advertising, and charges for failed direct debits, as well as other transactions. It has a 11.54 P/E ratio. It also provides MultiPay, a multi-channel payment solution; and PayPoint One, a next generation retail terminal.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity. On Friday, February 23 the insider Capossela Christopher C sold $325,500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30 billion for 23.33 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $130 highest and $20 lowest target. $92.04’s average target is -8.68% below currents $100.79 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 186 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 24, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, November 17, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 13 by Canaccord Genuity. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 27. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $71 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $86.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8200 target in Friday, July 21 report. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 21 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It fall, 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. Wright Invsts Serv reported 3.95% stake. 13,173 were accumulated by Torch Wealth Management Llc. Dana Advsrs Inc holds 1.87% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 453,739 shares. Adage Capital Partners Group Inc Limited Liability Company holds 2.29% or 10.80 million shares. Moreover, Carret Asset Ltd Llc has 2.71% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Schmidt P J Mgmt Inc stated it has 124,605 shares. Aspiriant Ltd Co stated it has 50,566 shares. Beck Cap Ltd Llc has invested 3.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Arrowstreet Cap Partnership holds 2.17M shares or 0.45% of its portfolio. 143,050 are owned by Timessquare Capital Mgmt Limited Com. Atika Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 115,000 shares. New York-based Jennison Assoc Limited Liability Company has invested 3.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Omega Advsr owns 3.63% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.06 million shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt holds 1.14% or 52,151 shares. Rmb Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.73% or 312,332 shares.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Business Insider: Microsoft in talks to acquire GitHub” on June 01, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft 3.0: A Turnaround That Looks Real” published on May 22, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Don’t Be Afraid to Buy Microsoft Corporation Stock Near Its All-Time-High” on May 31, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Is It Too Late To Buy Microsoft?” published on May 28, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft Corporation Passes Google and It’s Not Stopping” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

Riverbridge Partners Llc increased Cabot Microelectronics Corpora (NASDAQ:CCMP) stake by 3,484 shares to 246,221 valued at $26.37M in 2018Q1. It also upped Wageworks Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) stake by 27,893 shares and now owns 1.15M shares. Healthcare Services Group Inc (NASDAQ:HCSG) was raised too.

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