Stellar Capital Management Holding in Microsoft (MSFT) Has Lowered as Share Value Declined; Visa (V) Shareholder Parsec Financial Management Upped Its Holding by $573,900

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Stellar Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 8.63% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stellar Capital Management Llc sold 4,021 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,554 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.87 million, down from 46,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stellar Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $819.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $106.81. About 400 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 27/03/2018 – Microsoft and BankSight Collaborate with Judo Capital to Deliver Innovative Small Business Lending Platform; 17/05/2018 – Crayon Earns Co-Sell Ready Status for GDPR Solution Through the Microsoft One Commercial Partner (OCP) Program; 05/05/2018 – BUFFETT SAYS BELIEVES BERKSHIRE WILL COME OUT OKAY IN ITS $10.2 BLN RETROACTIVE REINSURANCE TRANSACTION WITH AIG AIG.N; 13/03/2018 – ObjectRocket® Delivers Fully Managed MongoDB-as-a-Service On Microsoft® Azure® For Access to Deeper Database Expertise and Better Performance; 29/03/2018 – MICROSOFT SAYS TERRY MYERSON TO LEAVE; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT QTRLY SURFACE REVENUE INCREASED 32% (UP 27% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY); 17/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – British gaming firm launches world’s first online game co-created by players; 04/05/2018 – Free to play, expensive to love: ‘Fortnite’ changes video game business; 10/05/2018 – Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Completes SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type Il Attestation; 14/05/2018 – Smartsheet to Announce First Quarter FY19 Earnings on June 4, 2018

Parsec Financial Management Inc increased its stake in Visa (V) by 2.49% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parsec Financial Management Inc bought 3,826 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 157,589 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $23.65 million, up from 153,763 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc who had been investing in Visa for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $315.26B market cap company. The stock increased 1.06% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $143.49. About 6.89 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 23.77% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.77% the S&P500. Some Historical V News: 19/04/2018 – New Mexico AG: AG Balderas Announces Settlement with Visa & MasterCard Over Excessive Credit & Debit Card Fees – April 19, 2018; 20/05/2018 – VIETNAM MAY OFFER 30-DAY VISA EXEMPTIONS FOR 12 NATIONS; 15/04/2018 – UK MARCH VISA CONSUMER SPENDING -2.1 PCT YY VS FEB -1.0 PCT YY, BIGGEST FALL SINCE OCT 2017; 08/05/2018 – VISA EXPANDS REAL-TIME FUNDS DISBURSEMENTS CAPABILITIES IN CANADA; 20/04/2018 – AEROFLOT CONTACTS RUSSIAN MINISTRIES OVER U.S. VISA ISSUES: RIA; 23/03/2018 – Two more top Visa executives have exited the company – under very different circumstances One left for a CEO role, while the other left amid controversy; 18/04/2018 – Visa Appoints Mike Milotich as Head of Investor Relations; 08/05/2018 – PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY PROVIDES VISA CORPORATE CAMPUS 100% RENE; 25/04/2018 – VISA INC QTRLY TOTAL PROCESSED TRANSACTIONS, REPRESENTING TRANSACTIONS PROCESSED BY VISA, WERE 29.3 BILLION, A 12% INCREASE OVER THE PRIOR YEAR; 08/05/2018 – VISA INC – EXPANDING VISA DIRECT IN CANADA

Parsec Financial Management Inc, which manages about $1.56B and $1.58B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wisdomtree Emg Mkts Sm (DGS) by 12,626 shares to 726,986 shares, valued at $33.19 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) by 9,589 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 254,289 shares, and cut its stake in Apergy.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $28.04 million activity. RICHEY ELLEN sold 81,005 shares worth $11.34 million. $325,541 worth of stock was sold by HOFFMEISTER JAMES H on Monday, December 3.

More notable recent Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Aurora Cannabis’ Second Quarter Financials Cause Serious Concern – Seeking Alpha” on February 13, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Don’t Think Too Hard: Buy Visa – Seeking Alpha” published on February 07, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “Visa Earnings: V Stock Surges on Q4 EPS Beat – Investorplace.com” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Visa Q1 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on January 29, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Visa slips as concerns about Q2 trends emerge – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 31, 2019.

Among 44 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Visa Inc. had 145 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 14. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Argus Research. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of V in report on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Bernstein. The rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.02 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 33 investors sold V shares while 655 reduced holdings. 135 funds opened positions while 529 raised stakes. 1.54 billion shares or 0.85% less from 1.56 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Frontier Inv Mngmt Company holds 3.18% or 297,926 shares. Ledyard Bancorporation reported 1.32% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Morgan Stanley reported 1.12% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Shell Asset Mngmt has invested 1.16% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Windacre Partnership Ltd Liability reported 10.12% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Burt Wealth Advisors reported 0.1% stake. The California-based Fin Advisers Lc has invested 0.58% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Hartline Inv Corporation reported 75,487 shares or 2.65% of all its holdings. Capital Fund Mgmt Sa accumulated 0.04% or 46,705 shares. Oak Ridge Limited Liability holds 174,338 shares. Moreover, Glovista Investments Ltd has 0.39% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 10,047 shares. Trustmark Bancshares Tru Department stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Anchor Capital Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 3,600 shares. Marvin & Palmer Associates reported 4.54% stake. Toth Financial Advisory, a Virginia-based fund reported 28,573 shares.

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $82.43 million activity. $13.09M worth of stock was sold by Hood Amy on Friday, August 31. Capossela Christopher C sold 59,162 shares worth $6.43 million. The insider Nadella Satya sold 203,418 shares worth $21.70 million. The insider Hogan Kathleen T sold 36,500 shares worth $4.06M.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “How Microsoft Could Make a Comeback in Video Games – Nasdaq” on January 19, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 01/15/2019: ZIXI, GSIT, RTEC, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, AAPL, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on January 15, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft launching cross-platform Xbox Live SDK – Seeking Alpha” on February 04, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Big Afternoon for Q4 Earnings: FB, MSFT, TSLA, QCOM & V – Nasdaq” published on January 30, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 01/25/2019: CLRO, WDC, INTC, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

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