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Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.79% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc sold 3,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 115,241 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $13.18M, down from 118,551 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $798.23B market cap company. The stock increased 1.05% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $103.97. About 47.44 million shares traded or 30.57% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since December 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 07/05/2018 – Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader; 17/05/2018 – Microsoft Pitches Greener Cloud to Win Clients From Own Servers; 07/05/2018 – MSFT: Microsoft 365 sounds like it’s taking over Windows 10 as the operating system, or rather subsuming it as Windows becomes part of the cloud and edge. #MSBuild2018 – ! $MSFT; 05/05/2018 – Apple: Yes. Microsoft: No — Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting; 08/05/2018 – Tony Romm: SCOOP: The White House will meet with AI execs from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nvidia and other non; 12/04/2018 – TCG Members Infineon, Microsoft, and OnBoard Security to Host Security Solutions Workshop and Demonstrations at Internet of; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft announces major reorganization; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft built Windows Phone on top of Windows CE at first; 15/03/2018 – Google, Amazon and Microsoft cloud businesses helped more than double spending on data centers last year 2018 could be a record, too; 07/05/2018 – MSFT, QCOM: Qualcomm’s partnering with Microsoft to create a camera that can be trained in the clue and deployed in the camera #msbuild

Symons Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Viacom Inc. (VIAB) by 5.92% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Symons Capital Management Inc sold 13,859 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.10% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 220,291 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $7.44 million, down from 234,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Symons Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Viacom Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.13B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.74% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $27.31. About 4.71M shares traded or 6.72% up from the average. Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 0.84% since December 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500. Some Historical VIAB News: 13/04/2018 – CUGGINO: INCLINED TO HAVE MOONVES LEAD COMBINED CBS-VIACOM; 17/04/2018 – On The Heels Of MTV’s Third Consecutive Quarter Of Growth The 2018 “MTV VMAs” Will Return To NYC And Air Live From Radio City M; 06/04/2018 – CBS nominates former Time Warner CEO to its board amid Viacom talks; 25/04/2018 – VIACOM: PARAMOUNT TO BE MEANINGFULLY PROFITABLE IN 2019; 14/05/2018 – CNBC Now: NEW: CBS & Viacom had agreed on share ratio for merger deal before lawsuit; 02/04/2018 – CBS will make a bid to buy Viacom; 14/05/2018 – CBS sues Shari Redstone in bid to stop Viacom merger; 06/03/2018 – Nickelodeon Greenlights Musical Dares, Brand-New Digital Short-Form Series from Nick Cannon; 29/05/2018 – Variety: Original `Roseanne’ Episodes Pulled From Viacom Cable Channels; 17/04/2018 – On the Heels of MTV’s Third Consecutive Quarter of Growth the 2018 “MTV VMAs” Will Return to NYC and Air Live from Radio

Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc, which manages about $485.42 million and $308.22M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) by 3,285 shares to 43,206 shares, valued at $5.28 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 10,955 shares in the quarter, for a total of 99,158 shares, and has risen its stake in Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, 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. Glenview Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 1.40M shares stake. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust stated it has 10.63% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Republic Mngmt owns 3.17 million shares. Impala Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.23% or 60,398 shares. Northern Cap Mgmt Llc holds 1.7% or 64,809 shares in its portfolio. Cap Investment Of America Inc accumulated 203,700 shares. Jnba holds 3.6% or 70,194 shares. Rock Point invested in 7,705 shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 164,624 are owned by Amer (D B A Uas Asset Management). The North Carolina-based Horizon Lc has invested 0.02% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wunderlich Cap Managemnt holds 20,409 shares. Northcoast Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.06% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 8,947 shares. First City Mngmt accumulated 33,990 shares. Spectrum Asset Mgmt (Nb Ca) has invested 2.19% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $54.07 million activity. The insider Capossela Christopher C sold 4,000 shares worth $432,000. 20,000 shares were sold by BROD FRANK H, worth $2.15M. $13.09 million worth of stock was sold by Hood Amy on Friday, August 31. The insider Hogan Kathleen T sold $4.45 million.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 13.54% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.96 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.37B for 23.85 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.39% negative EPS growth.

Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 216 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 10. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Friday, October 21 with “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, September 3. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with “Sell”. Goldman Sachs maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Thursday, October 1, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. On Friday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Monday, June 11.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Here’s Why Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Looks Like a Buy Right Now – Nasdaq” on December 11, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 12/14/2018: SHOP, INFY, QCOM, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on December 14, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Notable Tuesday Option Activity: MSFT, CIEN, BLK – Nasdaq” on November 20, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 11/19/2018: ZAYO, BX, KKR, AAPL, SOL, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on November 19, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 12/07/2018: AMOT, CMTL, IBM, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 07, 2018.

Among 41 analysts covering Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 29 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 146 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, June 17. The stock of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, February 8. The stock of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 26 by Jefferies. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, August 7. UBS maintained Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13. Wunderlich maintained Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) rating on Friday, October 21. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $56 target.

More notable recent Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Services – Nasdaq” on November 30, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Viacom (VIAB) Down 10.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” published on December 16, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Viacom Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities – Business Wire” on November 19, 2018. More interesting news about Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Viacom, Children’s Place and American Eagle Outfitters – Nasdaq” published on December 12, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Les Moonves Won’t Get A Penny Of His $120M CBS Severance Package (NYSE:CBS) – Benzinga” with publication date: December 18, 2018.

Symons Capital Management Inc, which manages about $526.15M and $301.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 52,469 shares to 240,173 shares, valued at $10.31 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) by 57,684 shares in the quarter, for a total of 208,237 shares, and has risen its stake in Ppl Corp. (NYSE:PPL).

Analysts await Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.04 EPS, up 0.97% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.03 per share. VIAB’s profit will be $423.81 million for 6.56 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.99 actual EPS reported by Viacom Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.05% EPS growth.

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