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The hedge fund run by John Khoury held 5.93 million shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $260.04M, down from 6.40 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maryland Capital Management who had been investing in Southern Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $94.6. About 49.08 million shares traded or 62.83% up from the average. Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) has risen 18.42% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.18% the S&P500.

Integral Derivatives Llc decreased its stake in Msft (Call) (MSFT) by 30.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Route One Investment Company Lp sold 136,000 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the software giant's stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc owns $55.05 billion in Microsoft Corporation, which represents roughly 7.59% of the company's market cap and approximately 10.09% of the institutional ownership. The stock decreased 1.14% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $104.41. About 920,271 shares traded or 4.15% up from the average. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on April, 20. As we move through earnings season, all eyes will be on the company to see if they can beat analyst estimates and show improvement from the last quarter. CNC's profit will be $329.02 million for 13.88 P/E if the $1.88 EPS becomes a reality. Motco reported 32,132 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Wednesday, January 3.

Investors of record on Thursday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. 69 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. (NYSE:TRGP). Teilinger Capital Limited holds 276,115 shares. 15,966 are held by Freestone Capital. 376,956 were accumulated by Gamble Jones Investment Counsel. House Limited Liability Company invested in 0.73% or 26,555 shares. On Friday, October 20 Daiss Ann P sold $261,400 worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) or 5,000 shares. Salem Mgmt reported 129,359 shares or 4.97% of all its holdings. Investment Ser Inc accumulated 71,418 shares. NewSquare Capital LLC now owns 119,729 shares of the software giant's stock worth $193,000 after purchasing an additional 98,752 shares during the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Company has 6,664 shares. Green Street Investors Ltd holds 3.66% in Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV) or 138,100 shares. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. owned about 0.05% of Microsoft worth $313,269,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. 112,285 are owned by Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa. Fdx Advsr holds 5,670 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

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Blue Ridge Capital Llc, which manages about $15.33B and $5.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Grace W R & Co Del New (NYSE:GRA) by 34,300 shares to 1.31 million shares, valued at $94.60M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Boston Properties Inc (NYSE:BXP) by 213,659 shares in the quarter, for a total of 398,659 shares, and has risen its stake in Paramount Group Inc. Therefore 58% are positive. Natl Bank Hapoalim Bm reported 0.3% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Wednesday, May 17 by Jefferies. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Monday, November 23. The stock has "Buy" rating by Tigress Financial on Wednesday, February 14. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $207.0 target. Royal Bank of Canada set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equal-Weight" rating and $31 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by FBR Capital. Oppenheimer lifted their price target on Microsoft to $115.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, September 25. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, January 9.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), with 20 analysts believing it is a strong buy. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year's $0.73 per share. MMM's profit will be $1.51 billion for 22.88 P/E if the $2.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. Manchester Mngmt Limited Company holds 0% or 150 shares. Reinhart Prns reported 6,350 shares. Moreover, Lesa Sroufe And Co has 1.12% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 17,187 shares. $981,200 worth of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) shares were sold by Blackley Richard Scott. Tompkins Financial Corporation has invested 1.77% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Yacktman Asset Mgmt Lp has 8.71 million shares. The Ohio-based North Point Portfolio Managers Oh has invested 0.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Amalgamated Bankshares owns 0.06% invested in Targa Resources Corp. Alpine Woods Lc invested in 9,000 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability holds 0.77% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 45,600 shares. Kentucky Retirement Ins Tru Fund holds 2.69% or 204,148 shares. Mckinley Mgmt Delaware invested 2.16% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 78% are positive.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, October 23.