Ledyard National Bank Has Boosted Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Holding; Garde Capital Has Boosted Its Microsoft Com (MSFT) Stake

February 13, 2018 - By Annabelle Johnson

Ledyard National Bank increased Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) stake by 69.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ledyard National Bank acquired 9,145 shares as Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)’s stock declined 8.66%. The Ledyard National Bank holds 22,235 shares with $1.23M value, up from 13,090 last quarter. Wells Fargo & Co now has $276.38B valuation. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $56.5. About 24.40M shares traded or 7.49% up from the average. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500.

Garde Capital Inc increased Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) stake by 42.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Garde Capital Inc acquired 22,884 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Garde Capital Inc holds 76,859 shares with $5.73 million value, up from 53,975 last quarter. Microsoft Corp Com now has $686.28 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $89.13. About 35.72M shares traded or 29.36% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 15 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company had 131 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Sell” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 8. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10 with “Buy”. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Monday, February 5. The rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy” on Thursday, August 13. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Friday, October 6. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, July 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating by Berenberg given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 4 by Raymond James.

Ledyard National Bank decreased Flexshares Stoxx Global Broad Infra Etf (NFRA) stake by 15,294 shares to 37,506 valued at $1.80 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Energy Etf (VDE) stake by 16,165 shares and now owns 82,324 shares. Flexshares Iboxx 3 Yr Tgt Tips Etf (TDTT) was reduced too.

Since November 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $292,234 activity. $292,234 worth of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) shares were sold by Codel Franklin R.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 92 investors sold WFC shares while 725 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 0.40% less from 3.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The North Carolina-based Jolley Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Somerset Llc invested in 3.63% or 72,137 shares. Amica Mutual Insur Com has 318,857 shares. Arrow reported 17,365 shares stake. Ci Incorporated holds 5.55 million shares. Raymond James Associates stated it has 3.38M shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Ghp Invest Advisors Incorporated holds 25,962 shares. Brick Kyle Assoc has 0.21% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Smith Chas P And Assocs Pa Cpas invested 3.31% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 4,014 shares. Legacy Capital Prtn Inc has 2% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Pinnacle Assocs Ltd owns 87,000 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Capstone Advisors stated it has 0.19% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Tctc Hldg Ltd Liability Corp owns 15,500 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clean Yield Grp has 0.15% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) for 6,706 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by UBS. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, October 23. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 25. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $86.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, September 25. Jefferies has “Sell” rating and $49.0 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Monday, October 2 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold” on Friday, August 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ashfield Capital Prtnrs Llc owns 312,970 shares for 3.12% of their portfolio. Gvo Asset Mgmt Limited reported 5.48% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 0.06% stake. Bellecapital International Ltd stated it has 0.56% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Cap Advsr Inc holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 15,878 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Iberiabank invested 1.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bragg Finance Advsrs invested in 1.91% or 167,085 shares. Mengis Capital invested in 65,482 shares or 3.27% of the stock. Griffin Asset Mgmt owns 127,015 shares. Wealthtrust reported 0.59% stake. Fairfield Bush Com stated it has 4.59% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Crestpoint Capital Mgmt Ltd Com has 2.15% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 64,800 shares. Tarbox Family Office holds 0.21% or 6,572 shares in its portfolio. American Natl Registered Invest Advisor has 59,596 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. $1.98 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE. Shares for $4.00M were sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29.