As Microsoft (MSFT) Valuation Rose, Cumberland Partners LTD Has Upped by $1.44 Million Its Position; Verizon Communications (VZ) Shareholder 10-15 Associates Has Lowered Its Holding as Stock Declined

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10-15 Associates Inc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 0.88% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 10-15 Associates Inc sold 5,386 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 606,326 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $34.09 million, down from 611,712 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 10-15 Associates Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $241.27B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $58.39. About 23.72 million shares traded or 44.65% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 17.26% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.89% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 18/04/2018 – Oath Hires Former Alibaba Group Executive as President & COO; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON – EXPECTED SAVINGS FROM TAX REFORM WILL GENERATE A NET $3.5 BLN TO $4 BLN UPLIFT TO CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS IN 2018; 20/04/2018 – Channel NewsAsia: DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim; 20/04/2018 – AT&T, Verizon Said to Face U.S. Probe Over Mobile Technology; 07/03/2018 – Verizon Connect Redefines Mobile Workforce Management with Comprehensive Solution; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON CFO: STILL LOOKING AT ONLINE TV OPTIONS; 19/04/2018 – VERIZON – CLOSED ITS ACQUISITION OF MOMENT, A NEW YORK-BASED DESIGN AND STRATEGY FIRM; 30/04/2018 – Can T-Mobile/Sprint Compete With Verizon and AT&T (Video); 22/04/2018 – DJ Verizon Communications Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (VZ); 03/05/2018 – Verizon: All Six Shareholder Proposals Defeated at Annual Meeting

Cumberland Partners Ltd increased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 5.31% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cumberland Partners Ltd bought 14,304 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The hedge fund held 283,569 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $28.80 million, up from 269,265 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cumberland Partners Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $889.29B market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 54.63M shares traded or 61.44% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 21/05/2018 – PagerDuty Named a 2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner; 13/03/2018 – Microsoft Almost Never Sides With Female Employees Alleging Bias; 24/05/2018 – MariaDB TX 3.0 Delivers First Enterprise Open Source Database to Beat Oracle, Microsoft and IBM; 21/03/2018 – JLL makes Linkedln’s Top Companies list again; 26/03/2018 – Tech Today: Microsoft at a Trillion? Defending Tesla, Cutting AMD — Barron’s Blog; 09/05/2018 – Cognigo Collaborates with Microsoft AIP to Ensure Critical Data Assets Will Not Fall Into the Wrong Hands; 26/04/2018 – MSFT CEO SAYS AZURE GROWTH TO MODERATE AS NUMBERS BECOME BIG; 29/03/2018 – MICROSOFT: FORMS TWO NEW ENGINEERING TEAMS FOR INNOVATION; 19/03/2018 – BLACKBERRY & MICROSOFT IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft, Amazon Show Alexa and Cortana Cozying Up Together

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Verizon: Spinning Wheels – Seeking Alpha” on February 21, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Building A Bulletproof Portfolio Around Verizon – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) – Seeking Alpha” published on March 13, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S10 on Verizon – GlobeNewswire” on February 20, 2019. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Reviewing Verizon – Seeking Alpha” published on February 25, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon to redeem debt securities NYSE:VZ – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 27, 2019.

10-15 Associates Inc, which manages about $592.54M and $408.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 3,373 shares to 33,524 shares, valued at $10.81 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) by 4,049 shares in the quarter, for a total of 94,327 shares, and has risen its stake in Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX).

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $1.17 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.17 per share. VZ’s profit will be $4.83 billion for 12.48 P/E if the $1.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.46% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.3 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 59 investors sold VZ shares while 611 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 641 raised stakes. 2.67 billion shares or 4.15% more from 2.57 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Clean Yield Group Incorporated has 52,885 shares for 1.29% of their portfolio. Farmers Tru reported 0.58% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Ci Invs accumulated 5.00 million shares. Synovus Finance holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 240,344 shares. Merriman Wealth Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.21% or 17,487 shares. Greenwood Gearhart invested 0.73% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Capstone Fincl Incorporated invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 69,429 are owned by Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Communication Limited. Btim Corp holds 83,141 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Jd Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 1.68% or 197,308 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts Financial Svcs Ma reported 11.13 million shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Invest Serv Inc holds 9.44% or 471,718 shares in its portfolio. Peapack Gladstone reported 280,447 shares. Df Dent And has invested 0.02% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.77% or 4.89 million shares.

Cumberland Partners Ltd, which manages about $885.31M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Imperial Oil Limited (NYSEMKT:IMO) by 15,710 shares to 899,559 shares, valued at $22.80 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) by 18,773 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 196,560 shares, and cut its stake in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN).

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $58.46 million activity. $4.06M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hogan Kathleen T on Thursday, November 8. 267,466 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $28.35M were sold by Nadella Satya. BROD FRANK H had sold 20,000 shares worth $2.15 million.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 03/04/2019: MGIC, GRMN, SAIC, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on March 04, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 03/05/2019: VNET, WB, CRM, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on March 05, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “After Hours Most Active for Mar 5, 2019 : S, FDC, M, GE, V, MSFT, ORCL, SHY, NWL, URBN, AAPL, NMRK – Nasdaq” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft discovers hack targeting European democratic institutions – Seeking Alpha” published on February 20, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 02/22/2019: STMP, TTD, PAGS, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 22, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold MSFT shares while 925 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 758 raised stakes. 5.48 billion shares or 3.82% more from 5.28 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Tt Int owns 1.51% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 115,602 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 1.34% or 12.64 million shares. Community Savings Bank Of Raymore has invested 0.13% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Intl Ca owns 114,751 shares. Hm Capital Limited stated it has 19,446 shares or 1.69% of all its holdings. Greenleaf Trust stated it has 113,154 shares. Evergreen Cap Ltd Liability Co invested 3.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Suncoast Equity Mngmt, Florida-based fund reported 151,281 shares. Santa Barbara Asset Management invested in 3.13 million shares. Diligent Investors Limited Liability Corporation holds 62,358 shares or 4.15% of its portfolio. Tru Communications Of Virginia Va holds 3% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 201,638 shares. Mitchell Cap Management Company holds 3.42% or 79,768 shares in its portfolio. Archon Lc owns 116,500 shares. Umb Bank & Trust N A Mo has 556,619 shares for 1.73% of their portfolio. Ckw Fincl Group owns 1,720 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

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