Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Shoker Investment Counsel Upped Position by $326,331 as Stock Rose; Clearbridge Investments Holding in Proassurance (PRA) Has Trimmed by $566,720 as Stock Declined

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Shoker Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 29.73% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc bought 3,231 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,097 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $1.43M, up from 10,866 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $889.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 54.63 million shares traded or 61.44% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 02/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS CONFIGURATION ISSUE IS CAUSING CONNECTIVITY ISSUES FOR USERS ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS OUTLOOK.COM; 08/03/2018 – WhiteSource Recognized for Rapid Growth in 2017, Breaking Top 30 on List of Top 1000 SaaS Companies Worldwide; 23/05/2018 – Tech Data Recognized as 2018 Americas Distributor of the Year by Nutanix; 12/04/2018 – CNA Appoints Mark James as Senior Vice President, Global Reinsurance; 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT, AMAZON DEMO TOOK PLACE AT MICROSOFT CONFERENCE; 02/04/2018 – Russia says Czech extradition of alleged hacker to USA may hurt ties; 08/05/2018 – Red Hat and Microsoft Co-Develop the First Red Hat OpenShift Jointly Managed Service on a Public Cloud; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O – QTRLY REVENUE IN PRODUCTIVITY AND BUSINESS PROCESSES WAS $9.0 BLN AND INCREASED 17%; 30/05/2018 – AbbVie Announces Preliminary Results of Tender Offer; 21/05/2018 – Microsoft says the deal means it could combine Semantic’s technology with its own AI efforts

Clearbridge Investments Llc decreased its stake in Proassurance Corp (PRA) by 3.58% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clearbridge Investments Llc sold 14,168 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.12% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 382,047 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $15.50 million, down from 396,215 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clearbridge Investments Llc who had been investing in Proassurance Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.01B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $37.52. About 775,409 shares traded or 170.19% up from the average. ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) has declined 14.40% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.77% the S&P500. Some Historical PRA News: 07/03/2018 ProAssurance Declares Quarterly Dividend; 22/04/2018 – DJ ProAssurance Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PRA); 13/04/2018 – ProAssurance: Board Nominates Kedrick Adkins Jr. for Election to Board; 29/03/2018 – Triad Advisors Facilitates Recruitment Of Veteran Financial Advisor Chris Kohne To Sugarloaf Wealth Management

Shoker Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $166.13M and $119.27M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kraft Heinz Co by 10,075 shares to 14,971 shares, valued at $644,000 in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (CSJ) by 12,663 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 60,800 shares, and cut its stake in Kayne Andersn Mlp Mids Invt (NYSE:KYN).

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $58.46 million activity. Nadella Satya also sold $21.70 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. BROD FRANK H also sold $214,363 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, November 5. $4.06 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hogan Kathleen T.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Why Microsoft Is Likely to Be Worth Over $1 Trillion – 24/7 Wall St.” on February 25, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Xbox Live Free Games With Gold for March 2019 – Nasdaq” published on March 01, 2019, Livetradingnews.com published: “Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Reportedly Planning to Launch a Disc-Less Xbox One S – Live Trading News” on March 07, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Extends AccountGuard Access Across Europe – Nasdaq” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MSFT, TOCA, WFC – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 11, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 55 investors sold MSFT shares while 925 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 758 raised stakes. 5.48 billion shares or 3.82% more from 5.28 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. 6,702 are held by Balyasny Asset Lc. Jacobs And Company Ca invested 2.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 3,856 are owned by Ruggie Cap Gp. Next Fincl Gru has 0.73% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 34,628 shares. Kimelman & Baird Lc reported 2,762 shares. Mitchell Management has invested 3.42% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Guardian Mgmt holds 2.89% or 30,770 shares in its portfolio. Everett Harris Company Ca holds 4.61% or 1.60 million shares in its portfolio. Amer Comml Bank has invested 2.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tiger Legatus Cap Mngmt Lc has 65,000 shares. Menora Mivtachim Holdings stated it has 1.84% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Spirit Of America Mgmt New York reported 35,959 shares stake. Synovus Financial invested in 565,829 shares or 1.04% of the stock. Payden Rygel reported 350,100 shares. Century Cos Inc holds 2.08% or 17.95M shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, down 17.50% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.4 per share. PRA’s profit will be $17.70M for 28.42 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual earnings per share reported by ProAssurance Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 83.33% EPS growth.

More notable recent ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “ProAssurance Corporation: Are Things Getting Worse? – Seeking Alpha” on March 05, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “ProAssurance Corporation: Time To Lighten Up Positions – Seeking Alpha” published on September 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “ProAssurance Corporation’s (PRA) CEO Stan Starnes on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) were released by: Digitaljournal.com and their article: “ProAssurance Reports Results for Fourth Quarter 2018 – Press Release – Digital Journal” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Daily Biotech Pulse: Bristol-Myers Squibb-Celgene Deal Faces Setback, Syneos Hit By SEC Probe, FDA Cheer For T2 Biosystems – Benzinga” with publication date: February 28, 2019.

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