Nokota Management LP Lowered Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) as Stock Rose; Scopia Capital Management LP Holds Stake in Itron (ITRI)

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Nokota Management Lp decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 26.54% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nokota Management Lp sold 225,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.77% with the market. The hedge fund held 622,830 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $61.42M, down from 847,830 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nokota Management Lp who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $804.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.00% or $4.37 during the last trading session, reaching $104.82. About 44.88M 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: 10/04/2018 – FileCloud Adds GDPR Support for its EFSS Platform on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure; 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT, AMAZON DEMO TOOK PLACE AT MICROSOFT CONFERENCE; 05/03/2018 – Amazon has taken an early lead in the public sector with promiment clients such as the CIA, but the Microsoft’s Azure business is becoming stronger competition; 20/03/2018 – Innovium Announces OCP SAI and Open-Source SONiC Solution to Accelerate TERALYNX™ Market Adoption; 07/05/2018 – PagerDuty Helps Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Customers Manage lncidents in Real Time and Migrate Confidently to the Cloud; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild. via @verge; 23/05/2018 – Oxfam International Selects Aware by Wiretap™ Governance, Compliance Solution for Workplace by Facebook Collaboration Environment; 16/05/2018 – Tech Report: Rumor: Microsoft is raring to release a low-cost Surface tablet; 06/04/2018 – The CEOs from Microsoft, Adobe, and Mastercard have all graduated from this high school. via @CNBCMakeIt; 06/03/2018 – A lost World War II aircraft carrier has been found by one of Microsoft’s co-founders

Scopia Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Itron Inc (ITRI) by 5.03% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scopia Capital Management Lp bought 262,749 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.41% with the market. The hedge fund held 5.48 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $329.37 million, up from 5.22M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scopia Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Itron Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.22% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $51.99. About 237,744 shares traded. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) has declined 7.92% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.54% the S&P500. Some Historical ITRI News: 22/03/2018 – ltron Expands Work in Jordan to Address Non-Revenue Water; 20/03/2018 – Itron Opens Call for Abstracts for Itron Utility Week 2018; 08/03/2018 Florida Power & Light Expands Work with Itron with Gen5 Network Upgrade; 08/03/2018 – Florida Power & Light Expands Work with ltron with Gen5 Network Upgrade; 22/03/2018 – Itron Expands Work in Jordan to Address Non-Revenue Water; 15/03/2018 – Itron Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 11/05/2018 – ITRON INC FILES FOR NON-TIMELY 10-Q – SEC FILINT; 14/05/2018 – Itron 1Q Loss/Shr $3.74; 27/04/2018 – New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Electro Scientific Industries, Worthington Industries, Navigant Consulting, Itron, Sout; 11/05/2018 – ITRON INC SAYS ANTICIPATED THAT THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q WILL BE FILED ON OR BEFORE MAY 15

Scopia Capital Management Lp, which manages about $7.11 billion and $5.72 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:MNK) by 954,153 shares to 7.67M shares, valued at $143.16 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) by 142,274 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.86M shares, and cut its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Among 11 analysts covering Itron Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Itron Inc. had 42 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 1 by Needham. On Tuesday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy”. JMP Securities maintained it with “Market Outperform” rating and $88 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 13. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $78.0 target in Thursday, October 5 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ITRI in report on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ITRI in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, November 3 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.03, from 1.12 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 37 investors sold ITRI shares while 51 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 36.18 million shares or 0.20% less from 36.25 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Moreover, Cwm Limited Com has 0% invested in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) for 12 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI). Moreover, Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI). Firsthand has 0.16% invested in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI). Putnam Limited Com holds 72,345 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company holds 5,125 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Co invested in 64,369 shares or 0% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.04% or 74,302 shares in its portfolio. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0% in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI). Chilton Cap Ltd Liability Company holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) for 14,546 shares. Northern Trust owns 466,166 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Raymond James Associate has 0.02% invested in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) for 193,176 shares. Essex Invest Mgmt Limited Co reported 16,594 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Jupiter Asset stated it has 0.45% of its portfolio in Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI). 5,000 are owned by Bluestein R H.

More notable recent Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “InterDigital and 5G-CORAL Consortium Complete Their First Trial of Integrated Fog and Edge Virtualized Radio Access Network – Nasdaq” on November 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Marcato Capital Enters Diversified Restaurant (SAUC), Esterline (ESL), Norwegian Cruise (NCLH) (more…) – StreetInsider.com” published on November 14, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Here’s Why You Should Hold on to Itron (ITRI) Stock for Now – Nasdaq” on March 21, 2018. More interesting news about Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Itron’s (ITRI) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y – Nasdaq” published on November 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Itron reports Q1 revenue beat, margin drop – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Since July 2, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 6 insider sales for $8.11 million activity. Another trade for 16,694 shares valued at $1.09 million was sold by MEZEY PHILIP. Ziegler Lynda L. sold 978 shares worth $57,995. The insider Pruitt Gary E bought $1.06M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.74 in 2018Q1. It is positive, 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. Moreover, Argi Investment Serv has 0.13% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 22,131 shares. Hartford Investment owns 975,488 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 4.43% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.60 million shares. Koshinski Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ascend Cap Ltd Liability reported 279,018 shares. Cacti Asset Mngmt holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 44,763 shares. Gfs Advisors Llc holds 1.63% or 79,330 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 1.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.93M shares. Washington-based S R Schill & Associate has invested 0.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Badgley Phelps And Bell holds 390,015 shares. 11,542 are owned by First Savings Bank Sioux Falls. Moreover, Flossbach Von Storch Ag has 1.51% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 2.43% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 90.69M shares. 1.11 million were reported by Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt. Nottingham has invested 0.08% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $52.10 million activity. The insider Nadella Satya sold 203,418 shares worth $21.70 million. Shares for $550,606 were bought by PETERSON SANDRA E. $4.06 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hogan Kathleen T. On Monday, November 5 the insider BROD FRANK H sold $214,363. Hood Amy sold 118,000 shares worth $13.09 million.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.09 EPS, 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 EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.39% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft (MSFT) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” on November 27, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: BBBY, MSFT, MEI – Nasdaq” published on December 07, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 14, 2018 – Nasdaq” on November 13, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “The Red Hat Acquisition Could Do Wonders for IBM Stock – Nasdaq” published on November 28, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 11/14/2018: SNAP, XNET, ERIC, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 14, 2018.

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