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Visionary Asset Management Trimmed Its Stake in Aes (AES) by $338,442; Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Holder Dudley & Shanley Has Cut Its Position as Stock Price Declined

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Dudley & Shanley Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) by 35.21% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dudley & Shanley Llc sold 30,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The hedge fund held 55,201 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.31M, down from 85,201 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dudley & Shanley Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $784.33 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $102.16. About 9.86M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 23/05/2018 – Eyecarrot Announces Shipment of its First 50 Binovi Touch Saccadic Fixator Units; 16/04/2018 – Microsoft keeps cozying up to former rival Linux, and will now use it to secure web-connected gadgets; 09/04/2018 – CAFC: BAKER v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION [OPINION] – Appeal #17-2357 – 2018-04-09; 19/03/2018 – Selling Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Buying Facebook — Barrons.com; 10/05/2018 – Bill Gates struggled to quit this bad habit to make sure Microsoft was a success; 29/03/2018 – MICROSOFT – INVESTING IN STRATEGIES, TOOLS FOR DETECTING & ADDRESSING BIAS IN Al SYSTEMS & IMPLEMENTING NEW REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY GDPR; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT EARNINGS CALL BEGINS; 09/03/2018 – Ignition Partners Adds Former Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois and Former Amazon Executive and Datasphere CEO Satbir Khanuja as Venture Advisors; 21/03/2018 – JLL makes Linkedln’s Top Companies list again; 27/03/2018 – L3 TECHNOLOGIES – ANNOUNCED FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC CLOUD COMPUTING COLLABORATION WITH MICROSOFT

Visionary Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Aes Corp (AES) by 11.54% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Visionary Asset Management Inc sold 26,034 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 199,508 shares of the central company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.79M, down from 225,542 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Visionary Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Aes Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.54% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $14.85. About 1.29M shares traded. The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has risen 47.38% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.38% the S&P500. Some Historical AES News: 06/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – AES – 03/06/2018 12:05 PM; 19/03/2018 – ASTRAZENECA – NO AES OF BONE FRACTURE OR AMPUTATION WERE REPORTED IN STUDY; 24/04/2018 – AES Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 31/05/2018 – DPL Inc. Announces the Retirement of the J.M. Stuart and Killen Station Power Plants; 25/05/2018 – Ceramic Fiber (RCF and AES Wool) Market – Global Forecast to 2022 – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 22/03/2018 – MOODY’S AFFIRMS AES’ Ba2 CFR; CHANGES RATING OUTLOOK TO; 08/05/2018 – AES 1Q REV. $2.74B, EST. $3.02B; 31/05/2018 – MADRIGAL PHARMACEUTICALS INC – MGL-3196 WAS WELL-TOLERATED WITH MOSTLY MILD AND A FEW MODERATE AES; 07/05/2018 – AES TIETE 1Q NET REV. R$430.1M, EST. R$470.0M; 07/05/2018 – AES TIETE 1Q NET BRL54.8M

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 32 investors sold AES shares while 149 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 607.21 million shares or 2.03% less from 619.80 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Glenmede Tru Co Na holds 0.19% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 3.42M shares. The Missouri-based Parkside Comml Bank & Tru has invested 0% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Incorporated invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv accumulated 1.40 million shares. First Hawaiian National Bank & Trust invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Adage Capital Prns Grp Incorporated Ltd owns 854,833 shares. Eqis Capital Management Inc stated it has 135,213 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Gam Holding Ag accumulated 81,804 shares. Csat Invest Advisory LP invested in 1,822 shares. Metropolitan Life Communications owns 96,489 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 65,700 shares. Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Liability Com holds 2,877 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Park Avenue Securities Limited Liability Co accumulated 12,955 shares. Merian Glob Investors (Uk) Limited reported 0.01% stake. Amalgamated Retail Bank has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES).

Analysts await The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, down 13.95% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.43 per share. AES’s profit will be $244.97M for 10.03 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual earnings per share reported by The AES Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.71% EPS growth.

More recent The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) news were published by: Schaeffersresearch.com which released: “Why Utility Stock AES Has the Potential to Pop – Schaeffers Research” on December 20, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “AES launches largest solar and battery plant; makes solar available at night – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Electronic Arts, NEXEO SOLUTIONS, The AES, Meritor, H&R Block, and American International Group — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since December 26, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $481,250 activity.

Among 11 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. AES Corporation had 24 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 8 with “Equal-Weight”. SunTrust maintained The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) on Monday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Argus Research. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 11 by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley maintained The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) on Friday, September 21 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sel” on Monday, October 3. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Peer Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Wolfe Research. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 4 report. On Sunday, September 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 33 investors sold MSFT shares while 981 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 681 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 0.60% less from 5.31 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Crestwood Advisors Gp Lc has 461,406 shares. Altavista Wealth Management Incorporated owns 78,827 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa reported 17,540 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Zuckerman Limited Liability Corporation holds 2.05% or 82,318 shares in its portfolio. Cooke Bieler Lp reported 2,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Navellier And Associate Inc has 0.26% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 17,340 shares. Bollard Group Limited Liability Company reported 268,234 shares or 1.23% of all its holdings. Coho Ptnrs Limited reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). D L Carlson Investment Group Inc holds 3.83% or 118,560 shares in its portfolio. Osher Van De Voorde Management owns 99,677 shares or 4.93% of their US portfolio. Interactive Financial Advsr owns 600 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Essex Finance has invested 1.86% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Nomura Hldgs holds 0.28% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 687,524 shares. Auxier Asset holds 3.36% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 155,570 shares. Mcf Advsrs holds 19,555 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Microsoft, Medtronic and Intercontinental Exchange – Nasdaq” on January 08, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 01/09/2019: SGH, NNDM, SWKS, MSFT, IBM, AAPL, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on January 09, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “Microsoft Stock Will Rule the Future While Other Tech Stocks Falter – Investorplace.com” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Buy Microsoft (MSFT) Stock on the Dip Amid Apple (AAPL) Uncertainty? – Nasdaq” published on January 09, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 12/24/2018: BNSO, CTK, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 24, 2018.

Dudley & Shanley Llc, which manages about $615.98 million and $528.49M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 195,765 shares to 222,422 shares, valued at $21.88 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Adamas Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) by 28,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 49,400 shares, and has risen its stake in Wabtec Corp. (NYSE:WAB).

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 23.43 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.

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $54.07 million activity. $13.09M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hood Amy. Hogan Kathleen T sold $4.06M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, November 8. On Monday, November 5 the insider BROD FRANK H sold $214,363. Capossela Christopher C sold $422,000 worth of stock or 4,000 shares.

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