Torch Wealth Management Has Increased Microsoft (MSFT) Position by $412,686; Market Valuation Rose; Travelers Companies (TRV) Shareholder Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Has Lowered Its Stake

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Torch Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 30.67% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Torch Wealth Management Llc bought 4,086 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,410 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $1.77 million, up from 13,324 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Torch Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on 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: 11/05/2018 – Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT EXPECTS 4Q OPEX OF $9.8 – $9.9 BILLION; 04/05/2018 – ABCOMRENTS And Microsoft Announce Co-Marketing Initiative For HoloLens Rental Program; 13/03/2018 – Major US Communications Company Expands Strategic Relationship With Determine, Inc. Through Market-Leading Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management; 26/04/2018 – Google and Facebook adopt water gun emoji, leaving Microsoft holding the pistol. Via @verge:; 17/05/2018 – Abry Partners Merges NexusTek with Breakthrough Technology Group; 17/05/2018 – Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is targeted at users with a range of physical disabilities, and is set to launch later this year; 04/04/2018 – Microsoft to Invest $5 Billion in Internet of Things Over Next Four Year; 16/04/2018 – CRN Exclusive: Microsoft Expert Nayamode Acquires Design Firm Bluewave Communications; 03/04/2018 – IRS Seen Blessing Tax Law Quirk That Could Help Apple, Microsoft

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc decreased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) by 52.17% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc sold 4,093 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,753 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $449,000, down from 7,846 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc who had been investing in Travelers Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $134.18. About 2.11M shares traded or 37.26% up from the average. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has declined 4.91% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.28% the S&P500. Some Historical TRV News: 24/05/2018 – Hilton Garden Inn Asks Foodies, Fans and Travelers to Vote for New Additions to Its Dining Menu; 09/04/2018 – TripAdvisor Recognizes World’s Best Airlines With 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards; 30/05/2018 – With the French Taste, Areas Offers Guy Martin’s Latest Table to Travelers at Paris Aéroport; 21/05/2018 – YouWorld Announces Turnkey Mobile Marketing Solution to Reach China’s Rising Independent Travelers; 24/04/2018 – Travelers Raises Dividend to 77c; 09/04/2018 – Southwest Airlines Wins 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards For Airlines; 14/05/2018 – Cancun Remains Popular, Puerto Rico Begins Recovery Among American Travelers This Summer, Despite Recent Travel Advisory And Hurricane Setbacks; 03/05/2018 – Travelers Named Noteworthy Company by DiversityInc; 15/03/2018 – American Travelers Lose Confidence In Cruise Ships’ Ability To Handle Medical Emergencies; 13/04/2018 – Hometown Source: Travelers find `nice’ isn’t exclusive to Minnesota

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year’s Big IPOs – Investorplace.com” on March 14, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 03/05/2019: VNET, WB, CRM, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on March 05, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) Extends AccountGuard Access Across Europe – Nasdaq” on February 21, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Reportedly Planning to Launch a Disc-Less Xbox One S – Live Trading News” published on March 07, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 03/01/2019: NTNX, ZS, WUBA, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 01, 2019.

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $58.46 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $2.15 million was made by BROD FRANK H on Wednesday, October 31. Hogan Kathleen T sold 36,500 shares worth $4.06 million. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $1.12M was made by Capossela Christopher C on Monday, December 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It increased, 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. Matrix Asset Advsrs Ny has invested 4.52% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Symphony Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.58% or 19,406 shares in its portfolio. Allen, New York-based fund reported 2,224 shares. Acadian Asset Management Ltd has 3.10M shares for 1.56% of their portfolio. First Personal Svcs reported 70,167 shares. Wendell David Associates has 2.21% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 120,862 shares. 3,773 were accumulated by Weybosset Limited Liability Company. Ancora Advsrs Ltd Liability Co reported 1.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fred Alger Mngmt accumulated 15.43M shares or 7.21% of the stock. Nokota Management Limited Partnership holds 301,558 shares or 0.99% of its portfolio. Virtu Finance Limited Com holds 0.28% or 50,761 shares in its portfolio. Artisan Lp reported 170,197 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Verition Fund Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 16,372 shares or 0.12% of the stock. 130,926 are held by Btc Capital Management. Pineno Levin Ford Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 78,841 shares or 3.64% of all its holdings.

More news for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) were recently published by: Investorplace.com, which released: “5 Warren Buffett Stocks You Can’t Go Wrong With – Investorplace.com” on March 08, 2019. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “7 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy – Investorplace.com” and published on March 06, 2019 is yet another important article.

Analysts await The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $2.84 EPS, up 15.45% or $0.38 from last year’s $2.46 per share. TRV’s profit will be $748.03M for 11.81 P/E if the $2.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.13 actual EPS reported by The Travelers Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc, which manages about $218.89M and $120.37 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) by 2,615 shares to 44,699 shares, valued at $7.77M in 2018Q4, according to the filing.

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