Sequoia Financial Advisors Increases Position in Microsoft (MSFT); As Facebook (FB) Share Value Rose, Univest Of Pennsylvania Increased Its Stake

January 1, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 27.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania bought 5,758 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,912 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.60 million, up from 21,154 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $512.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.82% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $176.46. About 10.26M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 12.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc bought 5,022 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 45,759 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.41M, up from 40,737 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $659.91B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $85.54. About 18.72M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 38 insider sales for $950.72 million activity. 16,000 shares valued at $2.67M were sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, August 21. 750 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $127,573 were sold by Stretch Colin. Koum Jan sold $109.70M worth of stock. Another trade for 50,533 shares valued at $8.59 million was sold by FISCHER DAVID B.. 38,042 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $6.77M. 15,470 shares were sold by Wehner David M., worth $2.59M on Monday, August 21.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 211 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Monday, April 4. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, September 27 by JP Morgan. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 3 with “Outperform” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $190.0 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 27 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, April 28. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 28. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 6 report.

Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania, which manages about $236.97M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Suncor Energy Inc New (NYSE:SU) by 21,406 shares to 66,556 shares, valued at $2.33 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 6,576 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52,160 shares, and cut its stake in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clearbridge Invs Lc holds 4.60 million shares. Beach Limited Liability Company accumulated 9,270 shares. Jag Capital Ltd Llc stated it has 80,047 shares or 2.56% of all its holdings. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.53% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Cohen & Steers owns 19,892 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Advisory Rech holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 3,503 shares. Hanseatic Management Svcs Inc stated it has 7,709 shares or 1.5% of all its holdings. The Maryland-based Court Place Advsr Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.12% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). State Street holds 89.95 million shares or 1.33% of its portfolio. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.57% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Ig Investment Mgmt Limited owns 0.36% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 414,979 shares. 1,323 are owned by Stonebridge Inc. Meridian Company owns 13,783 shares. Ccm Advisers Limited Liability Co owns 63,094 shares for 2.07% of their portfolio. Mitchell Sinkler Starr Pa has 2,347 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio.

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. Front Barnett Assocs Limited Company accumulated 1.03% or 78,912 shares. Marble Arch Invs Ltd Partnership holds 6.5% or 1.31 million shares in its portfolio. Fernwood Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.31% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 6,609 shares. Soros Fund Mngmt Limited Co accumulated 103,000 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Franklin Street Advisors Incorporated Nc invested in 274,307 shares. Bessemer Grp Incorporated holds 5.43M shares. Hutchinson Management Ca, a California-based fund reported 169,830 shares. Summit Financial Wealth Limited Co has invested 0.58% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Glg Lc owns 381,244 shares or 1.84% of their US portfolio. Private Cap Advisors invested in 0.4% or 15,878 shares. Oak Associates Limited Oh accumulated 315,133 shares. Cooke And Bieler Lp invested 0% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Advisor Grp Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.67% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 49,626 were accumulated by Filament Ltd Liability Corporation. Sanders Cap Ltd Co holds 12.49 million shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Morfit G Mason sold $507.89M worth of stock or 7.00 million shares. Another trade for 55,000 shares valued at $4.00M was made by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29.

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