Laffer Investments Trimmed Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Hhr Asset Management Boosted Expedia Group (EXPE) Stake

June 17, 2018 - By Matthew Harris

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Hhr Asset Management Llc increased Expedia Group Inc (EXPE) stake by 12.24% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Hhr Asset Management Llc acquired 75,930 shares as Expedia Group Inc (EXPE)’s stock rose 10.51%. The Hhr Asset Management Llc holds 696,280 shares with $76.88 million value, up from 620,350 last quarter. Expedia Group Inc now has $18.64B valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $124.12. About 971,313 shares traded. Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) has declined 19.04% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.61% the S&P500. Some Historical EXPE News: ; 27/04/2018 – Expedia: Wait in Line, or All Aboard? — Barrons.com; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP 1Q 2018 LOSS PER SHARE EXCLUDING TRIVAGO 36C; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP INC – QTRLY REVENUE EXCLUDING TRIVAGO WAS $2.3 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 15% COMPARED TO THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP INC QTRLY ADJ SHR LOSS, EXCLUDING TRIVAGO, $0.36; 10/04/2018 – Moody’s assigns Aaa underlying; Aa1 enhanced to Bellevue S.D. 405 (King County), WA’s GO bonds; 09/04/2018 – Driving loyalty through customer experience is the future for travel, says research survey by Expedia Affiliate Network and Points; 27/04/2018 – Expedia CEO on Growth Strategy, HomeAway and Bookings (Video); 26/04/2018 – Expedia Delivers Sales Beat — Earnings Review; 12/04/2018 – Expedia Group to Webcast First Quarter 2018 Results on April 26, 2018; 07/03/2018 – LEXEA:COURTNEE CHUN ELECTED TO EXPE BRD PURSUANT TO HOLDER PACT

Laffer Investments decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 15.68% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Laffer Investments sold 22,498 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 3.08%. The Laffer Investments holds 121,023 shares with $11.05 billion value, down from 143,521 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $769.32B valuation. The stock decreased 1.27% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $100.13. About 37.25M shares traded or 26.19% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: ; 04/04/2018 – BoomerBeat Views: Breaking: Microsoft Acquiring #Spotify In $41.8 Billion Cash, Equity Deal -; 17/05/2018 – Crayon Earns Co-Sell Ready Status for GDPR Solution Through the Microsoft One Commercial Partner (OCP) Program; 07/03/2018 – ChannelNet Launches OneClick Financial for Banks and Credit Unions; 19/03/2018 – Former GM, Microsoft CFO named senior White House policy official; 14/05/2018 – Pax8’s Jennifer Bodell Recognized as 2018 CRN® Women of the Channel and Power 100; 27/03/2018 – ShotSpotter Adds Two Key Executives to Drive Business Expansion; 19/03/2018 – Slashdot: Microsoft Joins Group Working To ‘Cure’ Open-Source Licensing Issues (zdnet.com); 27/03/2018 – SteelCloud Creates STIG Compliance DevOps Lab in the Microsoft Azure Cloud; 25/04/2018 – LiveU and Griiip Team Up to Create Dynamic Cost-Effective Live Broadcasting for Entry-Level Formula Motorsports; 03/04/2018 – CIT Serves As Sole Lead Arranger on Nearly $36 Million Financing for Nordic Solar

Laffer Investments increased Amerisourcebergen Corp Com (NYSE:ABC) stake by 3,773 shares to 24,629 valued at $2.12 billion in 2018Q1. It also upped Andeavor stake by 2,884 shares and now owns 20,403 shares. Grainger W W Inc (NYSE:GWW) was raised too.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 196 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, January 6 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 30 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, December 8. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Friday, April 27. The rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy” on Friday, December 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 23 by UBS. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Canaccord Genuity.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. PETERSON SANDRA E also bought $550,606 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Capossela Christopher C had sold 3,000 shares worth $279,912.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Nvidia: The Rally Might Just Be Getting Started” on June 17, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018 as well as Thestreet.com‘s news article titled: “Why Microsoft Is Ratcheting Up Its Hardware and Chip Ambitions” with publication date: June 14, 2018.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 10.20% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30B for 23.18 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It dropped, 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. 293,329 are owned by Assetmark Inc. Seaward Management LP stated it has 1.06% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Management Group holds 0.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 6,168 shares. Lathrop Management holds 210,343 shares or 5.49% of its portfolio. Milestone Gru stated it has 22,222 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. 100,860 are owned by Caprock Group Inc. Meru Group Incorporated LP stated it has 10.09% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Argyle Capital Mngmt has 3.24% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Atalanta Sosnoff Limited Liability Company has 4.97% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wallington Asset Limited Liability Corp holds 4.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 175,512 shares. Glenview Bancorporation Tru Dept has 4.73% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Barclays Public Ltd Com reported 15.56 million shares. Barrett Asset Mgmt Lc holds 3.08% or 474,777 shares. Schwartz Counsel Incorporated reported 12,850 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. 315,562 were accumulated by Meiji Yasuda Asset.

More recent Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “20 Nasdaq-100 Stocks That Will Heat Up 2H18” on June 15, 2018. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “After A Strong Start To The Year, What We Expect From Expedia In 2018” on May 29, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Booking Holdings: Great Business Despite Increasing Competition” with publication date: May 30, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 75 investors sold EXPE shares while 170 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 116.20 million shares or 1.99% less from 118.55 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sterling Management Limited Liability Co reported 24,921 shares stake. Bb&T Securities Ltd reported 6,428 shares stake. 4,265 are held by Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Com. Davenport And Communication Ltd Llc holds 4,298 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Los Angeles Capital Mngmt And Equity Research Incorporated accumulated 109,029 shares. Prudential Finance Inc has 0.02% invested in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) for 137,912 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc holds 0% or 1.18 million shares in its portfolio. New York-based Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability has invested 0.18% in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). 67 were reported by Parkside Comml Bank. Amica Mutual Insurance has 4,129 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Washington Savings Bank holds 98 shares. 74,623 were reported by Voya Investment Limited Liability Co. 5,000 were accumulated by Bbt Capital Management Ltd Com. State Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 267,131 shares. 4,284 are held by Umb Retail Bank N A Mo.

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