Microsoft (MSFT) Holder Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Has Trimmed Its Holding as Market Valuation Rose; Amdocs LTD (DOX) Shareholder Royal London Asset Management LTD Has Cut Its Stake as Shares Declined

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Royal London Asset Management Ltd decreased its stake in Amdocs Ltd (DOX) by 65.69% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Royal London Asset Management Ltd sold 116,571 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.65% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 60,885 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.53 million, down from 177,456 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Amdocs Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $54.31. About 269,636 shares traded. Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) has declined 14.26% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.63% the S&P500. Some Historical DOX News: 05/03/2018 Amdocs Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 10/05/2018 – KCOM Partners with Amdocs to Deliver Service-based Next Generation Network Services; 10/05/2018 – AMDOCS SEES 3Q REV. $990M TO $1.03B, EST. $992.2M; 10/05/2018 – AMDOCS LTD SEES EXPECTS FULL YEAR FISCAL 2018 REVENUE GROWTH OF 1.3%-3.3% YEAR-OVER-YEAR ON A CONSTANT CURRENCY BASIS; 21/04/2018 – DJ Amdocs Limited, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (DOX); 22/03/2018 – NASDAQ TO CANCEL SOME TRADES IN AMDOCS; 03/05/2018 – Amdocs Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 10/05/2018 – Amdocs to Support Safaricom’s Launch of New Digital Services with End-to-end Revenue Assurance Capabilities to Improve Customer Experience; 26/03/2018 – Amdocs Collaborates with Microsoft to Enable ONAP on Microsoft Azure; 10/05/2018 – Amdocs to Support Safaricom’s Launch of New Digital Services with End-to-end Revenue Assurance Capabilities to Improve Custom

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 3.72% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company sold 7,323 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 189,444 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $19.24M, down from 196,767 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $929.95B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $121.21. About 12.00M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 24/05/2018 – Microsoft Deploys New Career Site on the Phenom People Platform; 22/03/2018 – Compuware: Survey Shows Critical Mainframe Workloads Increasing While Mainframe Staff Losses Remain Unfilled; 02/04/2018 – MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS CONFIGURATION ISSUE IS CAUSING CONNECTIVITY ISSUES FOR USERS ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS OUTLOOK.COM; 25/04/2018 – Techmeme: Sources: Microsoft is working on a new edition of Windows 10, codenamed Lean, that is 2GB smaller than the normal; 23/05/2018 – VMware, Okta Unveil Pact to Take on Microsoft in Mobile Security; 26/04/2018 – TimeXtender Discovery Hub® is Now Microsoft Azure Certified; 17/04/2018 – Momentum to Unveil Mobility App, Portal Enhancements and More at Channel Partners; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT QTRLY SERVICES REVENUE GROWTH OF 24% (UP 21% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY) MAINLY FROM THIRD PARTY TITLE STRENGTH; 12/04/2018 – Pulse Secure Launches vADC Products for Microsoft Azure; 22/05/2018 – Informatica Announces iPaaS for Microsoft Azure

Analysts await Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.96 earnings per share, up 9.09% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.88 per share. DOX’s profit will be $133.46M for 14.14 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Amdocs Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.49% EPS growth.

More notable recent Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Amdocs Media Showcases Modular End-to-end Media Marketplace Solution at The NAB Show in Las Vegas – Nasdaq” on April 08, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Amdocs Limited (DOX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2018 – Nasdaq” published on December 27, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Ford Motor, Health Insurance Innovations, Synopsys, Cadence Design, Amdocs, and ANSYS — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results – GlobeNewswire” on April 16, 2019. More interesting news about Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Announces Investigation on Behalf of Amdocs Limited Investors (DOX) – GlobeNewswire” published on March 25, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Why Shares of Amdocs Tumbled Today – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 23, 2019.

Royal London Asset Management Ltd, which manages about $11.42B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) by 13,966 shares to 179,258 shares, valued at $13.08 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc (NYSE:MMC) by 24,050 shares in the quarter, for a total of 326,629 shares, and has risen its stake in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY).

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, which manages about $645.14M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 15,751 shares to 23,374 shares, valued at $2.13M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) by 1,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “This Is Why Microsoft May Rise After Quarterly Results – Seeking Alpha” on April 15, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Buy Microsoft (MSFT), Not FAANG Stocks for Stable Growth & Income – Nasdaq” published on April 03, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth – Nasdaq” on April 17, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 04/16/2019: IBM, AMBA, LOGI, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on April 16, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Why Microsoft Stock Could Race to $125 – Investorplace.com” with publication date: April 01, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It improved, 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. Kames Cap Public Ltd Company accumulated 762,529 shares. Jennison Assocs Lc owns 34.73 million shares for 3.95% of their portfolio. First Trust LP holds 2.26M shares. Barrett Asset Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 457,788 shares or 3.57% of the stock. Factory Mutual Ins Company stated it has 3.92% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Carroll Fincl Associate reported 192,369 shares stake. Wellcome Trust Ltd (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust accumulated 11.6% or 6.03M shares. Cap Inv Limited Company stated it has 0.64% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Monarch Capital Mgmt Inc invested in 3.04% or 73,818 shares. L And S Advsr stated it has 117,823 shares. Japan-based Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Ltd has invested 6.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Qci Asset Management New York accumulated 227,876 shares. Guyasuta Invest Advsr has 358,160 shares for 4.49% of their portfolio. Advisors Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.17% or 23,498 shares. Neumann Cap Management Limited Liability Com has 1.14% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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