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Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Palouse Capital Management Lowered Holding as Share Price Rose; As Delta Air Lines (DAL) Share Price Rose, Sound Shore Management Has Decreased by $20.31 Million Its Position

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Palouse Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 4.46% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palouse Capital Management Inc sold 3,242 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 69,530 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $6.86 million, down from 72,772 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palouse Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $833.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.18% or $3.57 during the last trading session, reaching $108.52. About 45.10M shares traded or 32.12% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 29/05/2018 – Microsoft is now more valuable than Alphabet – by about $13 billion; 10/04/2018 – C3 IOT & MICROSOFT REPORT PARTNERSHIP TO ON AI IN ENTERPRISE; 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT, AMAZON SHOWING CORTANA, ALEXA WORKING TOGETHER; 29/05/2018 – Ziften Enters Netherlands with Microsoft Azure-Powered Endpoint Security Solution; Partners with Microsoft Windows Defender ATP Reseller lnSpark; 30/05/2018 – Local leaders champion a “region of inclusion” heading into July Special Olympics USA Games; 30/05/2018 – But tech executives with experience at Google, Microsoft and Facebook say the algorithmic revolution in hiring is moving too fast; 26/04/2018 – The Joint Corp. to Host Conference Call on Thursday, May 10, to Discuss First Quarter 2018 Results; 17/04/2018 – European $1.66 Billion Speech and Voice Recognition Market Analysis 2016-2018 Forecast to 2025 – Key Players are Microsoft, Nuance Comms, and iFlytek – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 15/05/2018 – Archive360 Included on Microsoft List of Partners Helping Customers in Their GDPR Journey; 12/03/2018 – Microsoft announces quarterly dividend

Sound Shore Management Inc decreased its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL) by 12.61% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sound Shore Management Inc sold 414,417 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.87M shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $142.32M, down from 3.29M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc who had been investing in Delta Air Lines Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $38.89 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.29% or $3.18 during the last trading session, reaching $56.94. About 14.43M shares traded or 112.21% up from the average. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has risen 17.03% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. Some Historical DAL News: 27/04/2018 – DELTA AIR LINES INC – DECLARED A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.305 PER SHARE; 15/05/2018 – DELTA CFO JACOBSON: CORPORATE TRAVEL DEMAND REMAINS STRONG; 09/04/2018 – Delta Air Lines Inc expected to post earnings of 73 cents a share – Earnings Preview; 05/04/2018 – Delta Says Several Hundred Thousand Customers Affected by Breach; 03/04/2018 – DELTA MARCH CAPACITY UP 3%; 30/05/2018 – DELTA AIR TO END SATURDAY HAVANA-NY FLIGHT AFTER SEPT. 1; 21/03/2018 – DELTA CANCELS TOTAL OF 850 FLIGHTS ON NOR’EASTER; 30/05/2018 – DELTA: HIGHER FUEL PRICES BARRIER FOR CARRIERS ADDING CAPACITY; 13/03/2018 – American and Delta said they suspended flights to and from Boston on Tuesday; 12/04/2018 – Delta Air Lines Announces March Quarter Profit

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 $8.37 billion for 24.89 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: “3 Tech Stocks to Buy as They Fight Tooth and Nail to Stay Afloat – Nasdaq” on November 29, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “After Hours Most Active for Nov 30, 2018 : MXIM, CSCO, FANG, SRCL, QQQ, MSFT – Nasdaq” published on November 30, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Why Microsoft Could Potentially Buy Out Adobe? – Seeking Alpha” on November 19, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 11/14/2018: SNAP, XNET, ERIC, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on November 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “3 Reasons Why Microsoft Stock Is A Strong Buy – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 03, 2018.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $52.10 million activity. Hood Amy sold 118,000 shares worth $13.09M. BROD FRANK H also sold $214,363 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, November 5. Another trade for 5,400 shares valued at $550,606 was made by PETERSON SANDRA E on Tuesday, June 5. Hogan Kathleen T sold $4.06 million worth of stock or 36,500 shares. Shares for $21.70M were sold by Nadella Satya on Friday, October 26.

Palouse Capital Management Inc, which manages about $320.11M and $295.34 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 13,014 shares to 75,827 shares, valued at $5.92M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 49,093 shares in the quarter, for a total of 114,369 shares, and has risen its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T).

Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 216 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, May 24 to “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, April 27. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Bank of America. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 20 with “Overweight” rating. M Partners maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by Evercore. On Friday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 10. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 25 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.10, from 0.74 in 2018Q1. It improved, 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. Lansdowne Prtnrs (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.03% or 32,058 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc holds 1.11 million shares or 2.67% of its portfolio. Wills Financial holds 46,980 shares or 3.36% of its portfolio. 1.67 million are held by Sustainable Growth Advisers Limited Partnership. Cambridge Trust, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 524,672 shares. Hudson Bay Management LP has 165,116 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Loeb Prtn holds 2.09% or 84,020 shares in its portfolio. Sandy Spring Bank & Trust owns 2.21% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 258,043 shares. Hanson Mcclain has 26,352 shares. Somerset Gp Limited Liability has 2.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mai Capital Mngmt owns 211,243 shares. Legacy Private Communication invested in 0.63% or 53,438 shares. Mcmillion Cap Mngmt reported 5.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Banced Corporation has 2.29% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Raymond James And Assocs accumulated 8.64 million shares.

Since July 18, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $5.52 million activity. West W Gilbert sold $607,106 worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) on Thursday, July 26. Bastian Edward H sold $1.93M worth of stock. 1,793 shares were sold by Meynard Craig M, worth $97,378 on Friday, July 27. Shares for $175,419 were sold by EASTER WILLIAM H III. 25,000 shares were sold by CARP DANIEL A, worth $1.29M on Wednesday, July 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.27, from 1.26 in 2018Q1. It fall, as 78 investors sold DAL shares while 271 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 259 raised stakes. 568.41 million shares or 0.26% less from 569.91 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 123,856 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Texas accumulated 88,300 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0.25% or 1.53 million shares in its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Grp Incorporated Ltd Com stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 86,300 shares or 2.29% of its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management owns 5,640 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Raymond James Tru Na holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 18,762 shares. Amp Limited reported 217,809 shares. 137,573 are held by Panagora Asset. Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability Corp owns 130,002 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Trust Of Vermont owns 0.01% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 2,151 shares. Fjarde Ap owns 6,216 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Usca Ria Ltd Liability has 25,263 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman stated it has 0% in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). James Invest Rech holds 0.03% in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) or 16,723 shares.

More notable recent Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Delta Air Lines reveals what happened to all those retired uniforms – Chicago Business Journal” on November 15, 2018, also Schaeffersresearch.com with their article: “These 2 Airline Stocks are Thanksgiving Week Winners – Schaeffers Research” published on November 14, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Three Airline Stocks Set to Fly Higher Than Their Peers – 24/7 Wall St.” on November 19, 2018. More interesting news about Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Delta’s new A220: See inside the plane that changed aerospace – Denver Business Journal” published on November 23, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “UPS CEO Dave Abney takes Chamber gavel from Russell Stokes (Photos) – Atlanta Business Chronicle” with publication date: November 29, 2018.

Sound Shore Management Inc, which manages about $6.15 billion and $5.95B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 210,790 shares to 2.78M shares, valued at $128.56 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) by 601,853 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.91 million shares, and has risen its stake in Cbs Corporation (NYSE:CBS).

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