Cohen & Steers Has Upped Holding in Alliant Energy (LNT) by $5.37 Million; Microsoft (MSFT) Share Value Declined While Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Lowered Position by $1.11 Million

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Cohen & Steers Inc increased its stake in Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) by 5.76% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cohen & Steers Inc bought 127,902 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2.35 million shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $99.95M, up from 2.22M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc who had been investing in Alliant Energy Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $41.76. About 74,957 shares traded. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has risen 2.91% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.91% the S&P500. Some Historical LNT News: 07/05/2018 – Alliant Coffee Solutions is now serving The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® to their office coffee service customers; 04/04/2018 – North Idaho Insurance, Summit Insurance Resource Group Join Forces Under the Alliant Brand; 30/04/2018 – ALLIANT ENERGY ENTERED $300M TWO-YEAR TERM LOAN PACT; 04/04/2018 – Alliant Acquires Dumortier Risk Management, Inc; 23/04/2018 – NEW YORK – MOODY’S AFFIRMS ALLIANT’S B3 CORPORATE FAMILY RATING; 07/05/2018 – Leading Captive Insurance Specialist John Zukus Joins Alliant; 03/05/2018 – Stan Rorison Adds Experience, Versatility to Alliant’s New Orleans Team; 15/03/2018 – Alliant Coffee Solutions to exhibit at NAMA Show in Las Vegas; 02/05/2018 – Alliant Energy 1Q EPS 52c; 14/05/2018 – Forbes Names Alliant Insurance Services’ Employee Benefits Group One of America’s Best Midsize Employers

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 18.14% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc sold 9,701 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,787 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.01 million, down from 53,488 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $789.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.32% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $102.89. About 3.90 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 23/05/2018 – delaware United Kingdom Launches SAP Workload Migration to Microsoft Azure for UK Customers; 10/05/2018 – Bill Gates struggled to quit this bad habit to make sure Microsoft was a success; 28/03/2018 – New Research from Limelight Networks Shows Traditional Sports Viewership is at Risk as Millennials Switch Their Attention to Esports; 17/04/2018 – MEDIA-Tech firms to pledge not to assist governments in cyberattacks – NYT; 18/04/2018 – ECI Partners with A2D to Improve Connectivity in Underserved Communities and Minimize the Digital Divide in the US; 20/03/2018 – Source-to-Pay Pioneer Determine, Inc. Brings the Power of eProcurement to SIG Global Executive Summit in Washington, DC; 25/04/2018 – Microsoft Bond Trading 5x Average; Clients Net Sellers; 08/03/2018 – DATA#3 – SELECTED BY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY AS SOLE PROVIDER OF MICROSOFT LICENSING SOLUTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT; 26/04/2018 – Microsoft 3Q Productivity and Business Processes Revenue $9.01B; 25/04/2018 – Zerto Announces Cross-Selling Agreement with Microsoft to Deliver Advanced Multi-Cloud Resilience and Application Mobility Capabilities with Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform™

More notable recent Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Why Is Alliant Energy (LNT) Up 5.3% Since Last Earnings Report? – Zacks.com” on December 06, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “After-Hours Earnings Report for November 6, 2018 : PXD, DXC, PAA, DVN, GDDY, JKHY, FANG, DXCM, LNT, JAZZ, XEC, KAR – Nasdaq” published on November 06, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) Q3 Earnings: What’s in Store? – Nasdaq” on October 29, 2018. More interesting news about Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “NextEra Energy agrees to close Iowa nuclear plant by end of 2020 – Seeking Alpha” published on July 27, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “LNT Stock Crowded With Sellers – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 24, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Alliant Energy had 25 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 10 by UBS. The stock of Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) earned “Hold” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 7 by Wolfe Research. As per Monday, November 16, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of LNT in report on Monday, September 17 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18 with “Overweight”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 24 by Macquarie Research. Wells Fargo maintained Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) on Monday, February 26 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Monday, March 21.

Cohen & Steers Inc, which manages about $34.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sun Communities Inc. (NYSE:SUI) by 619,752 shares to 8.21M shares, valued at $833.80M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Plains All American Pipeline Lp (NYSE:PAA) by 516,213 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 754,008 shares, and cut its stake in Guggenheim Strategic Opp Fund (GOF).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 1.23 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 30 investors sold LNT shares while 117 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 161.68 million shares or 0.31% more from 161.18 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Proshare Advsrs Llc owns 0.01% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) for 27,446 shares. 2,806 are held by Signaturefd Limited Liability. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT). Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 300 shares. Alethea Cap Ltd Company stated it has 58,485 shares. The Missouri-based Parkside National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT). Nomura Asset Ltd accumulated 115,081 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Stifel Corp accumulated 15,897 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Incorporated has 0% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) for 1.11M shares. Moreover, Prudential Plc has 0% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT). Comerica State Bank holds 0.04% or 100,637 shares in its portfolio. Spectrum Management Gp Incorporated has 20,650 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Nebraska-based Lawson Kroeker Investment Mgmt Ne has invested 0.09% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT). Gofen Glossberg Limited Liability Co Il reported 0.01% stake. Rampart Inv Mngmt Ltd Co stated it has 4,053 shares.

Since September 13, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $54,748 activity.

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 stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 27. Bernstein maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, June 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, March 26. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 13 to “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 23 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Wunderlich. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Piper Jaffray. Raymond James maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, April 1 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It dropped, 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. Tci Wealth Advisors, Arizona-based fund reported 46,418 shares. Dnb Asset Management As has 0% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.98M shares. Girard Ptnrs Ltd holds 2.39% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 118,011 shares. Cleararc owns 243,246 shares or 3.64% of their US portfolio. Pictet State Bank And Trust accumulated 24,460 shares or 0.87% of the stock. Hallmark Mngmt holds 134,333 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund, New York-based fund reported 133,305 shares. Oppenheimer & Inc invested in 2.35% or 807,955 shares. Oakbrook Invests Limited Liability invested in 307,622 shares or 1.95% of the stock. 48,010 are held by Brave Asset Mgmt. 44,905 are held by Lafayette Incorporated. 47,382 are owned by Lincoln Lc. Schroder Invest Mgmt Gp holds 6.85 million shares. Gofen And Glossberg Il stated it has 959,078 shares or 3.77% of all its holdings. Everett Harris Ca reported 4.6% stake.

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 23.60 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.

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