Benedict Financial Advisors Holding in General Mills (GIS) Lifted by $327,558 as Stock Price Declined; Lvm Capital Management LTD Has Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Stake by $615,030

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Lvm Capital Management Ltd decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 2.53% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lvm Capital Management Ltd sold 5,395 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 207,542 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23.74M, down from 212,937 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lvm Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $820.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $106.98. About 10.42M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 27/03/2018 – DebtX: CMBS Loan Prices Unchanged In February; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT CFO SAYS DYNAMICS 365 AND LINKEDIN SHOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO DRIVE DOUBLE-DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH – CONF CALL; 16/05/2018 – MICROSOFT CORP IS PLANNING TO RELEASE A LINE OF LOWER-COST SURFACE TABLETS AS SOON AS THE SECOND HALF OF 2018 – BLOOMBERG, CITING; 13/03/2018 – Microsoft women filed 238 internal discrimination and harassment complaints between 2010 and 2016; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild. via @verge; 26/04/2018 – Microsoft 3Q Productivity and Business Processes Operating Income $3.12B; 17/05/2018 – Arconic Board Approves Quarterly Dividends; 14/05/2018 – ClearSky Data Introduces Scale-Up NAS Capabilities to Combine Flash Performance, Cloud Elasticity, Built-in Backup and Disaster Recovery; 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT, AMAZON SHOWING CORTANA, ALEXA WORKING TOGETHER; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT QTRLY SURFACE REVENUE INCREASED 32% (UP 27% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY)

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in General Mills Inc (GIS) by 10.23% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc bought 7,799 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 84,021 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.61 million, up from 76,222 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $44.41. About 1.72M shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 32.02% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.02% the S&P500. Some Historical GIS News: 03/04/2018 – General Mills to Borrow $6 Billion to Fund Blue Buffalo Deal; 19/03/2018 – General Mills: FTC Grants Early Termination of Waiting Period; 21/03/2018 – General Mills Becomes Latest Victim of Higher Input Costs; 26/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS REPORTS PROPOSED OFFERING OF $1B IN SHRS; 10/04/2018 – GENERAL MILLS INC SAYS BRADBURY ANDERSON RESIGNED FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE APRIL 9, 2018 – SEC FILING; 21/03/2018 – General Mills Blue Buffalo Acquisition Remains on Track to Close in FY18 4th Quarter; 21/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS INC – QTRLY NET SALES FOR GENERAL MILLS’ NORTH AMERICA RETAIL SEGMENT TOTALED $2.52 BLN, UP 1 PERCENT FROM PRIOR YEAR; 21/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS INC – CONTINUES TO ESTIMATE CURRENCY TRANSLATION WILL INCREASE REPORTED NET SALES BY APPROXIMATELY 1 PERCENTAGE POINT IN FISCAL 2018; 21/03/2018 – General Mills CEO ‘disappointed’ With Revenue, Unveils Cost Cuts And Revenue-boosting Measures — MarketWatch; 21/03/2018 – General Mills 3Q Gross Margin 32.3%

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $175.27M and $223.09M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4,487 shares to 91,130 shares, valued at $10.42M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 1.08 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 49 investors sold GIS shares while 338 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 294 raised stakes. 393.52 million shares or 3.42% less from 407.46 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Amica Mutual invested in 0.08% or 17,389 shares. Harvest Cap Strategies Lc has 0.49% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 836,545 shares. Compton Capital Mngmt Ri invested in 0.11% or 6,466 shares. Enterprise Corp invested in 13,165 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Limited Company accumulated 200 shares. Private Wealth holds 0.17% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 10,869 shares. Verity Asset Management Incorporated stated it has 0.32% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Beacon Grp stated it has 127,793 shares or 0.93% of all its holdings. Fin & Management Grp Incorporated Ltd accumulated 7,104 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Palisade Asset Ltd Company stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Oxbow Advisors Limited Liability owns 9,010 shares. Glovista Invests Limited Liability Corp reported 0.13% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). First City Management accumulated 1.4% or 49,060 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holdings has 566,966 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio.

More notable recent General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “General Mills (GIS) Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour – StreetInsider.com” on January 23, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Guggenheim picks favorites in the packaged food sector – Seeking Alpha” published on January 23, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Should You Worry About The General Mills Inc’s (NYSE:GIS) Shareholder Register? – Yahoo Finance” on September 18, 2018. More interesting news about General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Buy DXC Technology If Shares Dip Again – Seeking Alpha” published on February 12, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Merck & Co., ON Semiconductor, General Mills, Prudential Financial, Nanometrics, and Echo Global Logistics — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 08, 2019.

Among 26 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 91 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, August 7 with “Sell”. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 15. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 26 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Citigroup. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, February 15. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Tuesday, September 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $62.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Thursday, December 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $57.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by PiperJaffray.

Since August 20, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $300,006 activity. Another trade for 7,849 shares valued at $347,376 was made by CLARK R KERRY on Friday, February 1.

Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 217 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 20 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, April 19. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 12. Barclays Capital has “Buy” rating and $95.0 target. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, April 27 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell” on Friday, July 21. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Cowen & Co.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Factors Expected to Influence Microsoft’s (MSFT) Q2 Earnings – Nasdaq” on January 24, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft Announces New Products to Take Back the Education Market – Nasdaq” published on January 23, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” on January 14, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft: Anti-Amazon Winner – Seeking Alpha” published on January 21, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “With Fading Headwinds and Cloud Growth, Microsoft Stock Looks Solid – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 05, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 33 investors sold MSFT shares while 981 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 681 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 0.60% less from 5.31 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Acr Alpine Cap Ltd Liability Corp holds 6.9% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.14M shares. 3,850 were reported by Schaller Group Inc. Waverton Management Ltd holds 1.48 million shares. Lumbard And Kellner Ltd Liability reported 4,250 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 14.78M shares. Tiger Mgmt Limited has 368,270 shares. Winfield Assoc holds 63,829 shares or 3.6% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 2.88% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Fiduciary Fincl Svcs Of The Southwest Tx has 1.39% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Van Eck Corporation, New York-based fund reported 225,399 shares. St Germain D J Inc has 0.44% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Condor Capital has 51,696 shares. Capwealth Advsr Ltd Liability Co invested in 4.11% or 218,995 shares. The United Kingdom-based Mondrian Invest Prtn Ltd has invested 2.94% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 1.16M are owned by Kornitzer Cap Mgmt Ks.

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