Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company LTD Has Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Position; Agf Investments America Boosted By $476,325 Its Synchrony Financial (SYF) Holding

October 28, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Agf Investments America Inc increased Synchrony Financial (SYF) stake by 143.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Agf Investments America Inc acquired 16,425 shares as Synchrony Financial (SYF)’s stock declined 26.83%. The Agf Investments America Inc holds 27,834 shares with $830,000 value, up from 11,409 last quarter. Synchrony Financial now has $25.78 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.06 on October 27, reaching $32.94. About 4.06 million shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 10.35% since October 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 3.06% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd acquired 9,430 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd holds 317,977 shares with $21.92 million value, up from 308,547 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $646.56B valuation. The stock increased 6.41% or $5.05 on October 27, reaching $83.81. About 71.07M shares traded or 292.87% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $831.89 million activity. Morfit G Mason had sold 7.00 million shares worth $481.95M. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.81M worth of stock. Shares for $173.51M were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. Capossela Christopher C sold $207,339 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It dived, 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. Aureus Asset Limited Liability Company has invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Connable Office invested 0.94% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Harding Loevner Limited Partnership, New Jersey-based fund reported 1.43 million shares. Hanson Doremus Mngmt, Vermont-based fund reported 64,826 shares. 8.08 million are held by Panagora Asset Mgmt. Partner Invest Mngmt LP invested in 2.41% or 25,984 shares. Roberts Glore & Inc Il reported 2.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 70,828 were reported by Ghp Invest Advisors. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag reported 0.96% stake. Carderock Cap owns 3,981 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Gamble Jones Counsel owns 382,395 shares. Lockheed Martin Inv Company holds 0.61% or 162,505 shares. Loudon Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 63,417 shares. 55,743 are held by Segment Wealth Mngmt Lc. Nomura Asset Mgmt holds 2.30M shares.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd decreased Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW) stake by 2,320 shares to 4,767 valued at $683,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Schein Henry Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) stake by 1,680 shares and now owns 6,256 shares. Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC) was reduced too.

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 28 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 128 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Tigress Financial on Monday, January 23 to “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 20 by Wunderlich. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Vetr downgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 29. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral” on Thursday, November 10. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8300 target in Monday, July 17 report.

Among 27 analysts covering Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 57 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, June 15. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. The stock has “Hold” rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 6. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, May 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wood on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley downgraded Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) on Friday, September 8 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 23. On Wednesday, May 11 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”.

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