As Microsoft (MSFT) Market Valuation Rose, Allen Investment Management Has Boosted by $4.59 Million Its Stake; As Visa (V) Market Valuation Rose, Rdl Financial Has Increased Its Stake by $627,725

August 10, 2018 - By William Brooks

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Rdl Financial Inc increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 19.64% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rdl Financial Inc bought 5,275 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,130 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.84 million, up from 26,855 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rdl Financial Inc who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $311.18 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $139.85. About 215,568 shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 38.13% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.56% the S&P500. Some Historical V News: 25/04/2018 – Visa 2Q Cross Border Volume Growth 11%; 11/05/2018 – Peeks Social Commences Next Phase of Visa Card Program; 19/03/2018 – Sen. Grassley: Grassley: Big Money Interests Again Block Reforms for Corrupt EB-5 Visa Program; 20/04/2018 – Shiny New Button May Help Visa, Mastercard and AmEx Fight PayPal; 25/04/2018 – Visa quarterly profit jumps six times; 25/04/2018 – VISA INC – SEES 2018 CLIENT INCENTIVES AS A PERCENTAGE OF GROSS REVENUES: 21.5% TO 22.0% RANGE; 15/05/2018 – IKEA U.S. launches the IKEA Visa Credit Card making shopping more accessible and affordable for the many; 09/05/2018 – Visa’s Craig McClure Joins The Chargeback Company; 08/05/2018 – VISA EXPANDS REAL-TIME FUNDS DISBURSEMENTS CAPABILITIES IN CANADA; 25/04/2018 – Visa Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Allen Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 3.51% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Allen Investment Management Llc bought 50,395 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 1.49 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $135.63 million, up from 1.44M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Allen Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $838.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $109.34. About 763,925 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT – QTRLY DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE WAS $0.95 AND INCREASED 36%; 16/04/2018 – Microsoft announces new intelligent security innovations to help businesses manage threats from cloud to edge; 07/05/2018 – Biogen Celebrates 40 Years as a Pioneer in Neuroscience; 26/03/2018 – Amdocs Collaborates with Microsoft to Enable ONAP on Microsoft Azure; 02/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS CONFIGURATION ISSUE IS CAUSING CONNECTIVITY ISSUES FOR USERS ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS OUTLOOK.COM; 24/05/2018 – MICROSOFT DEPLOYS NEW CAREER SITE ON PHENOM PEOPLE PLATFORM; 30/04/2018 – MICROSOFT’S THOMPSON: WOULD BACK DEALS TO CONNECT CLOUD, USERS; 19/04/2018 – Ecolab Launches Cleanroom Portfolio in North America; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft Bets on Faster Chips, AI Services, to Win Cloud Wars; 29/05/2018 – 10Fold Wins the Business Intelligence Group’s 2018 Best Places to Work Award

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. 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. Novare Limited Company accumulated 174,077 shares. Birch Hill Investment Advsr Llc reported 555,189 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd has 4.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The New York-based Ingalls Snyder has invested 1.64% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 4,262 are owned by Bridgewater Associates L P. Dearborn Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 172,101 shares or 1.21% of its portfolio. Signalpoint Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 1.54% or 35,094 shares. Artisan Ptnrs LP holds 0.53% or 2.84M shares in its portfolio. Tuttle Tactical Management owns 14,096 shares. Shapiro Capital Lc stated it has 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Orrstown Svcs owns 22,236 shares for 2.4% of their portfolio. Filament Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1.53% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lee Danner & Bass Inc invested in 116,770 shares. California-based Oakmont has invested 0.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Eagle Glob Advsrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 169,724 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 208 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 27. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $94.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 21. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85 target in Friday, July 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $71 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Monday, June 25. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. PETERSON SANDRA E also bought $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

Allen Investment Management Llc, which manages about $2.32 billion and $2.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (NYSE:BUD) by 12,294 shares to 738,723 shares, valued at $81.22M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR) by 13,762 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 978,110 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft: A Great Company For An Even Greater Price” on July 23, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “It’s Hard To Find Problems With Microsoft’s Q4 Earnings: The Street Weighs In” published on July 20, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft: Letting This Bull Rampage On” on July 22, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft Soaring To All-Time Highs” published on July 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “I Was Wrong About Microsoft: It’s A Buy” with publication date: July 31, 2018.

Rdl Financial Inc, which manages about $261.73M and $151.07 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 3,848 shares to 3,226 shares, valued at $448,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Southwest Airls Co (NYSE:LUV) by 15,353 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,956 shares, and cut its stake in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.34 million activity. Biggar Lynne sold $205,440 worth of stock. Another trade for 38,500 shares valued at $5.06M was sold by MCINERNEY RYAN.

More news for Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Visa’s Strong Third-Quarter Earnings” on August 07, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Tractor Supply Is A Buy – Cramer’s Lightning Round (8/8/18)” and published on August 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

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