First Allied Advisory Services Raised Microsoft (MSFT) Position By $1.52 Million; QCR Holdings (QCRH) Sentiment Is 1.9

July 17, 2017 - By Michael Collier

First Allied Advisory Services Inc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 9.48% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. First Allied Advisory Services Inc acquired 24,464 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The First Allied Advisory Services Inc holds 282,570 shares with $17.56 million value, up from 258,106 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $572.82B valuation. The stock rose 0.53% or $0.39 reaching $73.17 per share. About 14.51M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

QCR Holdings, Inc. is a multi-bank holding company. The company has market cap of $622.33 million. The Firm serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny and Rockford communities through its banking subsidiaries, Quad City Bank and Trust Company , Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company (CRBT), Community State Bank (CSB), and Rockford Bank and Trust Company (RB&T), which provide full-service commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services. It has a 20.61 P/E ratio. It is also engaged in direct financing lease contracts through m2 Lease Funds, LLC (m2), a subsidiary of QCBT.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $397,568 activity.

Analysts await QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) to report earnings on July, 20 after the close. They expect $0.66 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.55 per share. QCRH’s profit will be $8.61M for 18.07 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by QCR Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.94% negative EPS growth.

About 13,729 shares traded. QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) has risen 70.56% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.86% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of QCR Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating QCR Holdings, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $36.0 while the high is $38.0. The stock’s average target of $37 is -22.43% below today’s ($47.7) share price. QCRH was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 6, 2016. The company was maintained on Monday, October 31 by Maxim Group. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray.

Endicott Management Co holds 10.3% of its portfolio in QCR Holdings, Inc. for 431,079 shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 297,723 shares or 5.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. has 3.54% invested in the company for 191,930 shares. The New York-based Jacobs Asset Management Llc has invested 3.18% in the stock. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., a Missouri-based fund reported 353,200 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It increased, 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. Advisory has 0.06% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 39,623 are owned by Sequoia Fin Lc. Connors Investor owns 171,585 shares for 1.82% of their portfolio. The Georgia-based Synovus Corp has invested 0.72% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Buckhead Cap Limited Liability Co, a Georgia-based fund reported 195,847 shares. First Pacific Advisors has 4.23% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Dubuque Financial Bank & Tru invested in 1.63% or 148,011 shares. Rwwm accumulated 847,238 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp accumulated 365,900 shares. Finance Prns Capital Mgmt Ltd Com owns 2.17% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 145,367 shares. Wagner Bowman Mgmt holds 46,868 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio. Fcm Invs Tx accumulated 0.29% or 7,800 shares. Burney Comm owns 148,866 shares or 0.63% of their US portfolio. Calamos Limited Liability owns 1.84% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.72M shares. Cincinnati Casualty Communications has 4.72% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $2.55 billion activity. $173.51M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. Shares for $1.84M were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE on Wednesday, May 3. 3,000 shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C, worth $207,339 on Tuesday, May 16. The insider Morfit G Mason sold $297.28M. 7,500 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $490,125 were sold by BROD FRANK H.

First Allied Advisory Services Inc decreased Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM) stake by 7,190 shares to 1,997 valued at $256,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLU) stake by 9,149 shares and now owns 21,814 shares. United States Natl Gas Fund (UNG) was reduced too.

Among 30 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $59 target in Friday, April 1 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 6. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Thursday, November 17. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, January 29 report. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 7. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Monday, November 30.

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