Midwest Investment Management Has Raised Its Visa Com Cl A (V) Stake; Wall Street Access Asset Management Has Increased Microsoft Com (MSFT) Holding by $1.25 Million

August 31, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Midwest Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Visa Inc Com Cl A (V) by 115.36% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Midwest Investment Management Llc bought 29,325 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 54,746 shares of the business services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.27 million, up from 25,421 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Midwest Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Visa Inc Com Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $236.73B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $103.52. About 13.75 million shares traded or 94.76% up from the average. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since August 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Wall Street Access Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) by 21.02% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wall Street Access Asset Management Llc bought 20,154 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund held 116,028 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $7.21M, up from 95,874 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wall Street Access Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $575.90B market cap company. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $74.77. About 26.97 million shares traded or 25.91% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since August 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is There A Cure For Microsoft’s Biggest Headache?” on August 29, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Joins Forces With Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)” published on August 31, 2017, Fool.com published: “Is This Microsoft Corporation’s Next $20 Billion Business?” on May 06, 2015. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft’s Project Brainwave Might Be Better Than Google’s Cloud TPU” published on August 29, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Is It Time for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to Exit Devices?” with publication date: August 30, 2017.

Wall Street Access Asset Management Llc, which manages about $292.09 million and $179.83M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc Cap Stkcl A by 557 shares to 530 shares, valued at $420,000 in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in 3D Sys Corp Del Com New (NYSE:DDD) by 44,564 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 321,330 shares, and cut its stake in Boeing Co Com (NYSE:BA).

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. 2.50M Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $173.51M were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. On Tuesday, May 16 Capossela Christopher C sold $207,339 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 3,000 shares. Another trade for 7.00M shares valued at $481.95 million was sold by Morfit G Mason.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 2.12% more from 5.39 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The North Carolina-based Salem Invest Counselors has invested 3.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Boston Family Office Limited Company reported 113,311 shares. Heritage Wealth Advsr stated it has 21,288 shares or 0.86% of all its holdings. Kbc Nv owns 2.25M shares. Modera Wealth Management Limited Co owns 23,982 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Solaris Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 1.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Oarsman Cap stated it has 1.52% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Limited Liability owns 2.5% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 203,347 shares. Pr Herzig And Com has 5.17% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 339,541 are owned by Cidel Asset Mngmt Inc. Scotia Inc has 0.77% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Van Eck Assocs accumulated 279,195 shares. Gfs Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Blackrock Advisors Ltd Company invested in 22.44 million shares or 1.41% of the stock. 120,443 were reported by Mechanics Bankshares Department.

Among 33 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 109 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial given on Monday, January 23. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Vetr on Friday, August 21. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Strong-Buy”. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $59 target in Friday, April 1 report.

Among 32 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Visa Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of V in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, April 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $98 target. The stock of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Bernstein. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of V in report on Friday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, July 17. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of V in report on Monday, June 6 to “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Monday, October 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 86 investors sold V shares while 540 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 1.69 billion shares or 1.50% more from 1.66 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Daiwa Sb holds 15,800 shares. Glacier Peak Cap Lc accumulated 10,000 shares. Weitz Management has 2.67% invested in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) for 860,277 shares. Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.89% or 5.11M shares. Manufacturers Life The has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Ameriprise Financial has 18.30M shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mgmt stated it has 1.8% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Ent Financial Service Corp stated it has 2,500 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Select Equity Group Incorporated LP reported 293,244 shares. Hilltop Hldgs Inc invested in 0.23% or 9,268 shares. Texas Yale Capital stated it has 0.14% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Cambridge Tru Company reported 274,661 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Hollencrest Securities Ltd Liability has 0.21% invested in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Magnetar Fincl Ltd holds 0.02% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) or 20,161 shares.

More notable recent Visa Inc (NYSE:V) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Visa Vs. Blockchain” on August 31, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Visa And The Future Of Plastic?” published on August 03, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: “Dow’s Trip Toward 22000 Brought to You by Boeing, Visa Earnings” on August 01, 2017. More interesting news about Visa Inc (NYSE:V) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Visa Edges Out American Express And MasterCard” published on August 02, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Visa Inc. (V) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 16, 2017” with publication date: August 15, 2017.

Midwest Investment Management Llc, which manages about $222.89M and $116.42 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Express Co Com (NYSE:AXP) by 16,561 shares to 4,434 shares, valued at $328,000 in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI) by 5,378 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,462 shares, and cut its stake in Union Pacific Corp Com (NYSE:UNP).

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