Marathon Asset Management Llp Lifted Kimberly (KMB) Holding By $17.88 Million; Farallon Capital Management Has Lowered By $18.24 Million Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position

December 13, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Marathon Asset Management Llp increased Kimberly (KMB) stake by 175.71% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Marathon Asset Management Llp acquired 137,519 shares as Kimberly (KMB)’s stock declined 3.59%. The Marathon Asset Management Llp holds 215,784 shares with $28.05 million value, up from 78,265 last quarter. Kimberly now has $40.95B valuation. The stock decreased 1.76% or $2.09 during the last trading session, reaching $116.4. About 2.04M shares traded or 0.60% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Farallon Capital Management Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 9.79% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Farallon Capital Management Llc sold 268,206 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Farallon Capital Management Llc holds 2.47 million shares with $170.37M value, down from 2.74 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $660.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $85.58. About 23.92M shares traded or 14.36% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 50 investors sold KMB shares while 418 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 372 raised stakes. 241.30 million shares or 1.02% more from 238.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Colonial Advisors invested 0.74% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Ntv Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Retail Bank Of Hawaii owns 0.58% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 51,399 shares. First Commonwealth Financial Pa has invested 0.43% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Leisure Mgmt reported 15,028 shares or 1.73% of all its holdings. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability owns 3,446 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 11,893 are held by Thompson Invest Management. Rampart Inv Ltd Com has invested 0.22% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Wesbanco Comml Bank reported 0.09% stake. Kemnay Advisory holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 450 shares. The Virginia-based Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Va has invested 0.14% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Royal Bank & Trust Of Scotland Gru Public Ltd Company reported 0.32% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Adage Cap Prtn Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.15% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Phocas Financial has invested 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 4,497 were accumulated by Jones Lllp.

Marathon Asset Management Llp decreased Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) stake by 8,696 shares to 697,467 valued at $31.31M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) stake by 333,079 shares and now owns 409,806 shares. America Movil Sab De Cv (NYSE:AMX) was reduced too.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 54 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the shares of KMB in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 10. The company was maintained on Monday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 13 with “Hold”. Bank of America maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Tuesday, October 24 with “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup downgraded the shares of KMB in report on Monday, December 11 to “Sell” rating.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 137 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Underperform” on Friday, January 29. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, October 5 to “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, March 17. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, April 19 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Monday, July 17. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $84.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It improved, 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. Raymond James And Assoc reported 8.58M shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 2.86M shares. Whalerock Point Partners Limited Company accumulated 1% or 39,600 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc reported 1.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited holds 1.03% or 917,884 shares in its portfolio. Frontier Invest invested 2.16% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Chevy Chase Holding holds 8.00M shares. Ancora Limited Liability, a Us-based fund reported 192,664 shares. Moreover, Stanley Cap Mngmt Lc has 2.54% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). North Point Port Managers Corporation Oh holds 5,291 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 2.36% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tarbox Family Office accumulated 5,081 shares. Monarch Cap reported 98,194 shares stake. Decatur Cap Mngmt holds 4.57% or 315,245 shares. Moreover, Homrich & Berg has 0.37% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 61,489 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63 billion for 24.88 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

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