Nextera Energy Partners LP (NEP) EPS Estimated At $0.37; Gvo Asset Management LTD Cut Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position

October 13, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Gvo Asset Management Ltd decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 56.95% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gvo Asset Management Ltd sold 567,470 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Gvo Asset Management Ltd holds 429,045 shares with $29.57M value, down from 996,515 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $597.69 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.62% or $0.48 reaching $77.6. About 3.54 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) to report $0.37 EPS on October, 30.They anticipate $0.25 EPS change or 40.32% from last quarter’s $0.62 EPS. NEP’s profit would be $20.05M giving it 29.05 P/E if the $0.37 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, Nextera Energy Partners LP’s analysts see 54.17% EPS growth. About 46,238 shares traded. Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) has risen 18.85% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.15% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 19. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, down 2.63% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.76 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.70 billion for 26.22 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.49% negative EPS growth.

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 28 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, July 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $7300 target. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Credit Suisse. Nomura maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 21 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, July 17. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $8300 target. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 21. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $85 target.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. $207,339 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C. The insider GATES WILLIAM H III sold 2.50M shares worth $172.24M. $1.81 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE. $481.95M worth of stock was sold by Morfit G Mason on Wednesday, May 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pax World Management Ltd Liability Company accumulated 605,693 shares or 2.36% of the stock. Moneta Grp Invest Lc holds 62,122 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. Moreover, Vision Management has 0.78% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 33,114 shares. 321,044 are owned by Frontier Invest Mngmt. Cidel Asset Management reported 325,158 shares. The Texas-based Amarillo Fincl Bank has invested 0.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa invested in 5,055 shares. Salient Lta reported 2.36% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Loomis Sayles And Com LP reported 1.9% stake. Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 13.38 million shares. Glob X Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 58,126 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Advsr Incorporated accumulated 42,610 shares. Lederer Associates Investment Counsel Ca holds 2.65% or 39,890 shares in its portfolio. Parametrica holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3,487 shares. Seabridge Inv Limited Liability has 1.21% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 73,260 shares.

Investors sentiment is 1.26 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is without change, as 19 investors sold Nextera Energy Partners LP shares while 35 reduced holdings. only 22 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 53.53 million shares or 19.44% more from 44.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pineno Levin And Ford Asset Inc reported 80,398 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability Corp accumulated 74,500 shares. Pnc Fincl Gp has 0% invested in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) for 1,500 shares. Anchor Bolt Cap Lp invested in 0.25% or 169,850 shares. Miller Howard Investments Incorporated Ny owns 157,378 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Eventide Asset Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.84% of its portfolio in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP). Energy Income Prtnrs Limited Liability Co invested in 3.56% or 5.09M shares. Goldman Sachs Grp reported 0% of its portfolio in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP). Patten Gp reported 0.02% stake. Gabelli Funds Limited stated it has 71,000 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.38% or 7.90 million shares. 26,988 were accumulated by Roosevelt Investment Grp. Artemis Invest Management Llp holds 314,591 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Soros Fund Mngmt Lc has 0.23% invested in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) for 345,709 shares. First Manhattan Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP).

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