Tig Advisors Lowered Its Tronox LTD (Put) (TROX) Stake by $9.00 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Farmers Trust Co Lowered Position as Market Value Rose

Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) Logo

Farmers Trust Co decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 11.25% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers Trust Co sold 10,746 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 84,786 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $8.61M, down from 95,532 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farmers Trust Co who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $889.29B market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 54.63M 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: 10/04/2018 – C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Al in the Enterprise; 11/05/2018 – Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google; 17/05/2018 – Capstone Secures 1 MW CHP Order for a Large Chemical Manufacturer in The Mid-Atlantic United States; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT SEES 4Q INTELLIGENT CLOUD REV. $8.95B-$9.15B; 22/05/2018 – Commvault Extends Data Management Capabilities For Microsoft Office 365; 16/05/2018 – Regina Leader: Microsoft planning low-cost Surface tablet line to take on iPad; 26/04/2018 – WhiteSource Launches Contextual Pattern Matching Engine, Supporting Over 200 Programming Languages; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT CFO SAYS DYNAMICS 365 AND LINKEDIN SHOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO DRIVE DOUBLE-DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH – CONF CALL; 19/03/2018 – BLACKBERRY – PARTNERSHIP TO OFFER ENTERPRISES A SOLUTION INTEGRATING CO’S MOBILITY AND SECURITY WITH MICROSOFT’S CLOUD AND PRODUCTIVITY PRODUCTS; 17/04/2018 – Columbus to Lead Key Sessions at Summit EMEA Microsoft Dynamics Conference

Tig Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Tronox Ltd (Put) (TROX) by 92.72% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tig Advisors Llc sold 1.29M shares as the company’s stock rose 10.87% with the market. The hedge fund held 100,900 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $785,000, down from 1.39 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tig Advisors Llc who had been investing in Tronox Ltd (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.46B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $11.87. About 1.27 million shares traded or 2.54% up from the average. Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) has declined 42.39% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.76% the S&P500. Some Historical TROX News: 20/03/2018 – Tronox Gets Pushback from European Regulators on Cristal Deal; 21/03/2018 – TRONOX IN BUY PACT TO SELL ELECTROLYTIC OPS FOR $13M CASH; 09/05/2018 – TRONOX LTD – CO AND AMIC AGREED THEY WILL ENTER INTO SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT RELATING TO RESPECTIVE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AS SHAREHOLDERS OF SPV; 20/03/2018 – TRONOX LTD – CONFIDENT CAN DETERMINE AN APPROPRIATE AND PROPORTIONATE RESOLUTION TO ANY VALID CONCERNS OF COMMISSION; 07/03/2018 – TRONOX SAYS IT WITHDREW FTC SUIT AFTER EXTENDING TIMING ON DEAL; 09/05/2018 – TRONOX – AMIC WILL CREATE SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE IN SAUDI ARABIA AND CONTRIBUTE OWNERSHIP INTEREST ALONG WITH $322 MLN OF DEBT CURRENTLY HELD BY AMIC; 09/05/2018 – TRONOX LTD TROX.N – LAST SEVERAL WEEKS HAVE SEEN SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS TOWARD CLOSING CRISTAL ACQUISITION; 07/03/2018 – TRONOX WORKING WITH U.S, EUROPE TO FIND RESOLUTION TO CONCERNS; 25/04/2018 – EXXARO TO SEEK APPROVAL TO MONETISE REMAINING STAKE IN TRONOX; 25/04/2018 – EU EXTENDS TRONOX/CRISTAL DEADLINE TO JUNE 21

More notable recent Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tronox Inc. (TROX) CEO Jeff Quinn on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on February 28, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Transocean, Tronox, and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Slumped Today – The Motley Fool” published on December 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Tronox Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on February 26, 2019. More interesting news about Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tronox says FTC to challenge acquisition of Cristal titanium dioxide business – Seeking Alpha” published on July 10, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tronox -5% as FTC action on Cristal deal frozen by government shutdown – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 09, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.31, from 1.52 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 26 investors sold TROX shares while 36 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 79.96 million shares or 2.37% less from 81.90 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Allstate Corp, a Illinois-based fund reported 20,860 shares. Luminus Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.37% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) or 2.34 million shares. Gendell Jeffrey L reported 0.32% stake. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 0% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). California Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% or 300,302 shares in its portfolio. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Royal State Bank Of Canada reported 924 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Mercantile Tru Commerce holds 0.04% or 20,064 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) or 18 shares. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Australia accumulated 0% or 10,400 shares. Amer Int Gp holds 0% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) for 61,654 shares. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP holds 31,016 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board holds 63,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.05 earnings per share, up 400.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.01 per share. TROX’s profit will be $6.15M for 59.35 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Tronox Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Since December 7, 2018, it had 6 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $818,603 activity. $50,765 worth of stock was bought by Neuman Jeffrey N on Friday, December 7. $229,000 worth of Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) was bought by JONES GINGER M on Wednesday, March 6. Carlson Timothy C bought $150,066 worth of Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) on Tuesday, December 11. Another trade for 3,800 shares valued at $28,272 was bought by van Niekerk Willem Hendrik.

Tig Advisors Llc, which manages about $3.62 billion and $1.12B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Peabody Energy Corp New by 142,396 shares to 187,396 shares, valued at $5.84M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 2.00M shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.74M shares, and has risen its stake in Hertz Global Hldgs Inc.

Farmers Trust Co, which manages about $319.42M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in 1Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 10,144 shares to 59,863 shares, valued at $3.92M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 45,305 shares in the quarter, for a total of 56,592 shares, and has risen its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2018 Q4. 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. Graham Cap Mgmt Lp holds 200,000 shares or 0.9% of its portfolio. Fifth Third Bankshares has 2.93M shares. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Liability Corporation invested in 533,727 shares. Broderick Brian C, Massachusetts-based fund reported 52,982 shares. Parsons Cap Mngmt Ri reported 160,447 shares stake. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd invested in 3.90M shares. Torray Ltd Liability invested in 2.4% or 199,096 shares. Carderock Cap Mgmt holds 27,853 shares or 1.46% of its portfolio. Alabama-based Hayek Kallen Invest Management has invested 6.44% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Riverpark Capital Mgmt Limited reported 229,233 shares. Signalpoint Asset Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 34,929 shares. Boys Arnold & Comm Incorporated accumulated 56,652 shares. 11,460 are owned by Fayerweather Charles. Moreover, Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc has 0.29% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 18,426 shares. Troy Asset Mngmt Limited reported 2.76 million shares.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours Most Active for Mar 5, 2019 : S, FDC, M, GE, V, MSFT, ORCL, SHY, NWL, URBN, AAPL, NMRK – Nasdaq” on March 05, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 03/04/2019: MGIC, GRMN, SAIC, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on March 04, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “After Hours Most Active for Mar 11, 2019 : AMD, FB, MSFT, XOG, UAL, SFIX – Nasdaq” on March 11, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 03/14/2019: MDB, UXIN, FRSX, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on March 14, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Friday’s Vital Data: Baidu, Roku and Microsoft – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 22, 2019.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.00 earnings per share, up 5.26% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.95 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $7.67B for 28.98 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09% negative EPS growth.

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $58.46 million activity. On Wednesday, October 31 the insider BROD FRANK H sold $2.15 million. Hogan Kathleen T sold $4.06M worth of stock. 267,466 shares were sold by Nadella Satya, worth $28.35M on Wednesday, February 6.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Institutional Positions Chart