Barometer Capital Management Has Decreased By $1.53 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Had 0 Bullish Analysts

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Barometer Capital Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 4.24% reported in 2018Q2 SEC filing. Barometer Capital Management Inc sold 15,600 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 10.77%. The Barometer Capital Management Inc holds 352,008 shares with $34.71 million value, down from 367,608 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $804.62 billion valuation. The stock decreased 4.00% or $4.37 during the last trading session, reaching $104.82. About 44.88 million shares traded or 30.56% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 17/04/2018 – Supreme Court Drops Microsoft Email Fight With New Law in Place; 16/05/2018 – In Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities, Managed Mobile Services, Global report, Stratix Gets Highest Score in One of Four Worldwide Use Cases; 16/05/2018 – National Post: Microsoft planning low-cost Surface tablet line to take on iPad; 14/03/2018 – Stephen Hawking’s voice was his trademark; 03/04/2018 – CIT Serves As Sole Lead Arranger on Nearly $36 Million Financing for Nordic Solar; 14/05/2018 – Smartsheet to Announce First Quarter FY19 Earnings on June 4, 2018; 08/05/2018 – Bold call: Microsoft will buy Netflix, predicts media analyst with 40 years of experience; 20/04/2018 – Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, and Google are among 10 U.S. tech companies snapping up foreign-worker visas; 05/03/2018 – MICROSOFT: DELAY ON CERTAIN OPS LIMITED TO SOME REGIONS; 01/05/2018 – Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sells entire stake in Twitter

Among 2 analysts covering Heartland Financial (NASDAQ:HTLF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Heartland Financial had 2 analyst reports since June 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, July 24. See Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) latest ratings:

24/07/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
15/06/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Equal-Weight Initiates Coverage On

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q1. It dropped, as 35 investors sold MSFT shares while 965 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 711 raised stakes. 5.31 billion shares or 1.41% less from 5.38 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Gsa Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.28% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Canandaigua Bancorporation Tru reported 163,194 shares. Advisory Svcs Network Ltd Liability Company accumulated 132,051 shares. Dearborn Prtnrs Limited Company owns 1.33% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 173,038 shares. Stack Fincl Incorporated owns 553,444 shares. Bancshares Of Hawaii accumulated 218,733 shares. Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.84% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Old Point Trust & Financial Services N A has invested 3.47% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hyman Charles D holds 2.27% or 205,138 shares. Dock Street Asset Incorporated has 23,627 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. 31,948 are owned by Orleans Capital Mgmt Corporation La. Moreover, Howland Lc has 4.26% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 542,149 shares. 5.58 million were reported by D E Shaw And Company Inc. Putnam Fl Invest Mgmt Co has 2.94% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Herald Invest Management owns 30,600 shares.

Barometer Capital Management Inc increased First Trust Cloud Computing Etf (SKYY) stake by 11,100 shares to 141,100 valued at $7.50M in 2018Q2. It also upped Ishares North American Tech (IGV) stake by 3,800 shares and now owns 21,800 shares. Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP) was raised too.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $52.10 million activity. Another trade for 59,162 shares valued at $6.43M was sold by Capossela Christopher C. The insider BROD FRANK H sold $214,363. Shares for $4.45 million were sold by Hogan Kathleen T. PETERSON SANDRA E also bought $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, June 5. Nadella Satya sold $21.70 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 26. Another trade for 118,000 shares valued at $13.09 million was sold by Hood Amy.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 13.54% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.96 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.37B for 24.04 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.39% negative EPS growth.

Among 18 analysts covering Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Microsoft had 22 analyst reports since June 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 25 by Citigroup. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, November 26 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 20. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $125 target. As per Monday, June 11, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Monday, July 23. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 17 by Raymond James. PiperJaffray maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, July 17 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 20 with “Neutral”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 20 with “Overweight” rating.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: BBBY, MSFT, MEI – Nasdaq” on December 07, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Noteworthy ETF Inflows: IVW, MSFT, AAPL, V – Nasdaq” published on December 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “FANG Tumbles But Microsoft Stands Strong – Seeking Alpha” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 12/07/2018: CMTL, AVGO, IBM, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on December 07, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “After Hours Most Active for Dec 4, 2018 : GE, QQQ, VG, MSFT, T, S, AABA, CMCSA, PBR, VZ, SBUX, SYMC – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 04, 2018.

The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $50.95. About 97,877 shares traded. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 35.61% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.99% the S&P500. Some Historical HTLF News: 18/05/2018 – HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA INC – BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS NAMED BRUCE LEE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; 08/05/2018 – Heartland Financial Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 18/05/2018 – Heartland Financial: Bruce Lee Named CEO, Effective June 1; 18/05/2018 – LEE NAMED PRESIDENT & CEO OF HEARTLAND FINL USA,; 23/04/2018 DJ Heartland Financial USA Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HTLF); 30/04/2018 – Heartland Financial 1Q Net $23.3M; 30/04/2018 – HEARTLAND FINANCIAL 1Q EPS 76C, EST. 86C; 30/05/2018 – Schmitz Brings Extensive Commercial Banking Leadership to Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Board of Directors; 18/05/2018 – Heartland Financial: Current CEO Lynn B. Fuller Will Remain as Operating Executive Chmn; 21/05/2018 – HEARTLAND FINL SEES PURCHASE ADDING TO EPS IMMEDIATELY

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. It accepts various deposit products, including checking and other demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 16.59 P/E ratio. The firm also offers commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate loans; small business loans; agricultural loans; real estate mortgage loans; consumer loans comprising motor vehicle loans, home improvement loans, home equity line of credit, and fixed rate home equity and personal lines of credit; and credit cards for commercial, business, and personal use.

More notable recent Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “David Prince Named EVP, Head of Commercial Banking at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. – Nasdaq” on December 03, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 15, 2018 – Nasdaq” published on November 14, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend – GlobeNewswire” on October 17, 2018. More interesting news about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Heartland Financial Commercial Card Volume Up, Nationally Ranked Third Year in a Row – GlobeNewswire” published on September 29, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Ahern Leading Private Client Services at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.43, from 1.73 in 2018Q1. It is negative, as 14 investors sold Heartland Financial USA, Inc. shares while 27 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 17.42 million shares or 2.72% more from 16.96 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Aqr Management Limited Liability Com reported 163,448 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 255,831 were reported by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. California Employees Retirement System invested 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Swiss Fincl Bank holds 46,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Congress Asset Mgmt Ma reported 4,845 shares. Qs Investors Llc accumulated 37,097 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Thrivent For Lutherans, Minnesota-based fund reported 87,879 shares. 3,998 were accumulated by Amalgamated State Bank. State Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). 5,456 were accumulated by Teacher Retirement System Of Texas. Vanguard Grp Inc Incorporated owns 1.38 million shares. Umb Bancshares N A Mo stated it has 6,550 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Blackrock holds 1.99M shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 30,889 shares.

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