Altavista Wealth Management Decreased Its Holding in Cvs (CVS) as Share Value Declined; Washington Trust Company Maintains Stake in Microsoft (MSFT)

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Altavista Wealth Management Inc decreased its stake in Cvs Corp (CVS) by 19.83% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altavista Wealth Management Inc sold 6,618 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.13% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 26,750 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $1.44 million, down from 33,368 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altavista Wealth Management Inc who had been investing in Cvs Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $70.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $53.92. About 7.66 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 21.00% since June 9, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.43% the S&P500.

Washington Trust Company increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.57% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Washington Trust Company bought 7,162 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 285,443 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $35.83M, up from 278,281 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Washington Trust Company who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $ market cap company. The stock increased 2.80% or $3.58 during the last trading session, reaching $131.4. About 33.89M shares traded or 34.98% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 28.55% since June 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.12% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 04/04/2018 - MICROSOFT SAYS IT WILL INVEST $5B IN IOT OVER 4 YEARS; 07/03/2018 - Microsoft Store to Host The BarberTime Media Network’s Launch in Atlanta and DC Areas!; 13/04/2018 - MICROSOFT INVESTIGATION INITIATED by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and; 24/05/2018 - New Releases of Savvius Omnipliance, Omnipeek, and Spotlight Now Shipping; 29/03/2018 - MICROSOFT - RAJESH JHA WILL LEAD A NEW TEAM FOCUSED ON EXPERIENCES & DEVICES; SCOTT GUTHRIE WILL LEAD A NEW TEAM FOCUSED ON CLOUD + Al PLATFORM; 28/05/2018 - DayMark® Safety Systems Revolutionizes the Food Services Industry With a Digital Distribution Platform for Food Labeling - Powered by Microsoft and Sonata; 20/03/2018 - Innovium Announces OCP SAI and Open-Source SONiC Solution to Accelerate TERALYNX™ Market Adoption; 06/03/2018 - Quorum is a Proud Sponsor of Canada Night NAD’eh at NADA 2018; 23/05/2018 - MICROSOFT MSFT.O SAYS WILL HIRE ABOUT 100 NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS IN FRANCE IN 2018; 24/05/2018 - The Microsoft CEO was quick to cover topics like data privacy and cyberattacks in his speech

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Bank of America or JPMorgan — Which Bank Stock Is No. 1? - Nasdaq” on June 06, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2019 - Nasdaq” published on May 14, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “3 Blue-Chip Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now - Nasdaq” on May 24, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Shorting Beyond Meat? Be Careful… - Nasdaq” published on June 06, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Dow Analyst Moves: MSFT - Nasdaq” with publication date: May 20, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2019 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.94 in 2018Q4. It dived, as 64 investors sold MSFT shares while 922 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 742 raised stakes. 5.41 billion shares or 1.21% less from 5.48 billion shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Connable Office reported 49,322 shares. Opus Inv Management reported 0.12% stake. Hilltop accumulated 55,007 shares. Chevy Chase Inc reported 4.08% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 1.18 million were reported by Westwood Holding. Miracle Mile Advsrs Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 82,511 shares. First Allied Advisory Services Inc reported 1.23% stake. Stanley Limited Liability Company reported 58,295 shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Liability Com accumulated 1.67% or 594,525 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 9.89 million shares. Bryn Mawr, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 410,571 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth has invested 0.46% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fmr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 3.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gofen Glossberg Il holds 955,971 shares or 4% of its portfolio. Eagle Asset Management owns 1.46M shares or 0.92% of their US portfolio.

Washington Trust Company, which manages about $1.79 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 95,396 shares to 26,945 shares, valued at $2.47M in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 5,246 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 284,001 shares, and cut its stake in Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN).

Since December 10, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $28.35 million activity. Shares for $422,000 were sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Altavista Wealth Management Inc, which manages about $282.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Short (VGSH) by 6,280 shares to 22,930 shares, valued at $1.39 million in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core Us Aggregate Bond Etf (AGG) by 20,112 shares in the quarter, for a total of 60,337 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Intl Eqty Index (VEU).

Since January 8, 2019, it had 6 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $20.54 million activity. LUDWIG EDWARD J bought $105,600 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. The insider DORMAN DAVID W bought $506,016. Shares for $11.49M were sold by MERLO LARRY J on Tuesday, January 8. AGUIRRE FERNANDO bought $101,821 worth of stock or 1,900 shares.

More notable recent CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “CVS Health To Host 2019 Investor Day For The Investment Community… - PRNewswire” on May 21, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Is CVS Stock A Deal or a Dud? - Investorplace.com” published on May 13, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “CVS Looks Undervalued - Seeking Alpha” on May 28, 2019. More interesting news about CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Ask Our Experts 6/2/2019: FDA Holds Public Hearing About CBD, What Happened? - Benzinga” published on June 03, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Things CVS Health Wants You to Know About Its Future - Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 05, 2019.

Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $1.69 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.69 per share. CVS’s profit will be $2.20B for 7.98 P/E if the $1.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.62 actual EPS reported by CVS Health Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.32% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q1 2019. Its down 0.64, from 1.89 in 2018Q4. It worsened, as 120 investors sold CVS shares while 415 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 543 raised stakes. 969.19 million shares or 6.06% less from 1.03 billion shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Monetta Fincl Svcs Incorporated stated it has 0.39% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Blb&B Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.13% or 20,898 shares. Brighton Jones Ltd Limited Liability Company has 9,971 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Rudman Errol M stated it has 2.65% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). 53,111 were reported by First Allied Advisory Ser. C Wide A S invested in 0.37% or 535,582 shares. 17,131 are held by Natl Asset. Mengis Cap Mngmt Inc reported 17,730 shares. Virginia-based Chase Counsel has invested 0.11% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Bancorp Of Stockton, a California-based fund reported 17,390 shares. Homrich And Berg invested in 30,376 shares. Moreover, Everence Management has 0.29% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Boltwood Mngmt reported 9,080 shares. Montag A Assoc has invested 0.18% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 2.22 million shares.

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