Manning & Napier Advisors Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Holding By $8.61 Million; Skyline (SKY) Sentiment Is 1

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 5.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Manning & Napier Advisors Llc sold 116,350 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Manning & Napier Advisors Llc holds 1.98M shares with $147.25M value, down from 2.09 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $710.69 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.64% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $92.3. About 13.54M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Skyline Corporation designs, produces, and markets manufactured housing, modular housing, and park models to independent dealers and manufactured housing communities in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $178.73 million. The companyÂ’s manufactured housing models include two to four bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room, one or two bathrooms, kitchen appliances, and central heating and cooling products, as well as exterior dormers and windows, interior or exterior accent columns, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. It has a 40.88 P/E ratio. The Company’s park models provide temporary living accommodations for individuals seeking leisure travel and outdoor recreation, and are marketed under the Shore Park trademark.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $831,711 activity.

The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $21.3. About 25,626 shares traded. Skyline Corporation (SKY) has declined 38.06% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.76% the S&P500.

Venator Capital Management Ltd. holds 4.4% of its portfolio in Skyline Corporation for 352,132 shares. Gendell Jeffrey L owns 1.13 million shares or 1.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Robotti Robert has 0.38% invested in the company for 115,300 shares. The California-based Quantum Capital Management has invested 0.12% in the stock. Teton Advisors Inc., a New York-based fund reported 90,172 shares.

Manning & Napier Advisors Llc increased Ishares Tr (Prn) (AGZ) stake by 3,556 shares to 17,147 valued at $1.95M in 2017Q3. It also upped O Reilly Automotive Inc New (NASDAQ:ORLY) stake by 53,879 shares and now owns 319,915 shares. Ishares Tr (Prn) (HYG) was raised too.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. The insider Hood Amy sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00 million. Shares for $1.98 million were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE on Wednesday, August 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Iowa Bankshares reported 86,694 shares. Montag A & Associates holds 132,754 shares. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt Equity Research, California-based fund reported 5.96 million shares. Marble Arch Invests Ltd Partnership invested in 6.5% or 1.31M shares. Federated Investors Pa invested in 1.24 million shares or 0.26% of the stock. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.58% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Plancorp Lc reported 26,736 shares. Argent Trust Company holds 1.42% or 48,196 shares in its portfolio. Planning Alternatives Ltd Adv has 0.2% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 14,508 shares. Brandes Inv Ptnrs LP has 1.04M shares. Union National Bank & Trust Corporation owns 67,752 shares. 429,148 are held by Ameritas Invest Prns. 874,000 are held by Bp Plc. Dumont Blake Invest Advisors Limited Com holds 46,422 shares or 1.48% of its portfolio. Moreover, Badgley Phelps & Bell has 2% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, December 12. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, May 24 report. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Thursday, August 13. Citigroup maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 27 with “Sell” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, June 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 11. Wunderlich upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 21 to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”.

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