Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder First Manhattan Company Has Lowered Stake by $95.26 Million as Market Valuation Declined; As Ebay (EBAY) Stock Price Declined, Marathon Partners Equity Management Raised by $1.65 Million Its Stake

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Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc increased its stake in Ebay Inc (EBAY) by 14.6% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc bought 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.03% with the market. The hedge fund held 392,500 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $12.96M, up from 342,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $29.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $30.57. About 300 shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has declined 21.36% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.36% the S&P500. Some Historical EBAY News: 15/05/2018 – SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT LLC DISSOLVES SHARE STAKE IN SOUTHWEST AIRLINES – SEC FILING; 23/04/2018 – eBay and PayPal Finalize New Payments Agreement; 05/04/2018 – EBAY INC EBAY.O SAYS SUKHINDER SINGH CASSIDY SUCCEEDS SCOTT CUTLER; 01/05/2018 – OfferUp went head to head with Craiglist to build a following. Now it’s going after eBay to build a business; 09/05/2018 – EBAY – TO RELAUNCH EBAY INDIA FOCUSING INITIALLY ON CROSS-BORDER TRADE OPPORTUNITY; 25/04/2018 – eBay 1Q EPS 40c; 05/04/2018 – Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Named President of StubHub; 25/04/2018 – EBay: Grew Active Buyers by 4% Across Its Platforms, for a Total of 171 M Global Active Buyers; 25/04/2018 – EBAY 1Q NET REV. $2.6B, EST. $2.59B; 20/03/2018 – EBay Says Marketplaces Face `Serious Threat’ From EU Tax Changes

First Manhattan Company decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 12.34% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Manhattan Company sold 835,588 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The hedge fund held 5.93 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $678.75 million, down from 6.77 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Manhattan Company who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $795.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $103.6. About 3,056 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 07/05/2018 – But Microsoft did not announce a product to rival Amazon’s Alexa for Business, which was introduced in November; 04/04/2018 – Microsoft to Invest $5 Billion in Internet of Things Over Next Four Year; 12/04/2018 – OleumTech┬« Introduces New General Purpose Wireless Sensor Network Platform for Non-Hazardous Locations; 10/04/2018 – Aviat Networks Introduces All-Outdoor Long Haul Solution; 02/04/2018 – MSFT IDENTIFIED VISUAL STUDIO ISSUE ROOT CAUSE, USING HOTFIX; 17/04/2018 – Anomali Partners with Visa to Offer Global Payment Breach Intelligence; 20/03/2018 – Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to Demonstrate ThunderX2 Platform Compliant with Microsoft’s Project Olympus Specifications; 05/04/2018 – Hard OCP: Microsoft Accidently Puts Hole in Windows Defender With Open-Source Code; 29/05/2018 – Microsoft’s top lawyer has some advice for Mark Zuckerberg; 19/03/2018 – MSFT: IMPROVED MULTI-MEMBER BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS NOW ON AZURE

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 12/12/2018: BILI, PVTL, NTES, PLAB, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on December 12, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 12/13/2018: CIEN, AAPL, QCOM, QTRH, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on December 13, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Technology Sector Update for 12/19/2018: JBL, MU, BB, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on December 19, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “BlackRock and Microsoft collab on retirement platform – Seeking Alpha” published on December 13, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Debuts Surface Go in India via Flipkart – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Among 38 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 216 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, September 27. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Thursday, November 17. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Thursday, July 6. As per Tuesday, December 12, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 23.

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $54.07 million activity. Shares for $1.12M were sold by Capossela Christopher C on Monday, December 3. Nadella Satya had sold 203,418 shares worth $21.70 million on Friday, October 26. Shares for $214,363 were sold by BROD FRANK H. Another trade for 118,000 shares valued at $13.09 million was sold by Hood Amy.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It is negative, 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. Light Street Cap Management Lc invested in 4.47% or 573,000 shares. Meyer Handelman has 3.65% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Rathbone Brothers Public Llc stated it has 1.72% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Santa Barbara Asset Ltd Liability Co, California-based fund reported 3.11M shares. Mraz Amerine And Assocs Inc reported 61,149 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 11.92 million shares for 1.56% of their portfolio. Hardman Johnston Advsr Llc has invested 1.88% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bluecrest Management holds 22,155 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Inv has 41,085 shares for 4.83% of their portfolio. Welch Forbes Ltd Liability Corp holds 2.39% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 877,537 shares. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Ltd Llc has invested 1.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shapiro Cap Ltd Liability reported 2,543 shares. Hexavest holds 1.35M shares or 1.97% of its portfolio. Klingenstein Fields Company Llc reported 85,319 shares. Deroy And Devereaux Private Investment Counsel holds 6,915 shares.

First Manhattan Company, which manages about $20.51 billion and $18.76B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Biospecifics Tech Co (NASDAQ:BSTC) by 8,000 shares to 47,380 shares, valued at $2.77M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Arrowhead Pharmaceut by 523,675 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.05M shares, and has risen its stake in Coca (NYSE:KO).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.09 EPS, up 13.54% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.96 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.37B for 23.76 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.39% negative EPS growth.

Since July 23, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 6 sales for $3.41 million activity. SWAN ROBERT HOLMES bought 17,787 shares worth $501,766. Jones Wendy Elizabeth sold $354,179 worth of stock. The insider Park Joo Man sold $522,528. 36,000 shares were sold by OMIDYAR PIERRE M, worth $1.04 million on Tuesday, November 20. Doerger Brian J. also sold $99,473 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Tuesday, November 20.

More notable recent eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “What Is Nasdaq and How Is It Different From the Dow? – TheStreet.com” on January 10, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Relative Strength Alert For eBay – Nasdaq” published on December 21, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) 2019 Sub $20 – Live Trading News” on December 28, 2018. More interesting news about eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “eBay Stock Is Poised to Rebound – Investorplace.com” published on December 27, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “The 7 Largest E-Commerce Companies in the World – The Motley Fool” with publication date: December 26, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold EBAY shares while 255 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 230 raised stakes. 772.11 million shares or 4.76% less from 810.72 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Ltd has invested 0.05% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). 21,523 are owned by Triangle Secs Wealth Mgmt. Ally holds 0.2% or 30,000 shares. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al reported 693,692 shares stake. Whittier Co has 0.01% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 6,479 shares. 41,897 were accumulated by Madison Holdg. First Republic Inv Mngmt accumulated 89,220 shares. Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership reported 179,684 shares stake. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct stated it has 16,623 shares. Marco Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 43,671 shares. 100 are held by Tower Lc (Trc). Sun Life invested in 14,922 shares. Cumberland Partners Ltd invested in 0.03% or 9,800 shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys holds 96,196 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Moreover, Profund Lc has 0.44% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 349,992 shares.

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