Godfrey Evans just Sold 605 shares of HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST), be careful if you are long!; Palestra Capital Management Boosted Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding

Godfrey Evans, EVP – General Counsel of Homestreet Inc is the insider, OctaFinance want to write about today. Mr. Godfrey submitted an electronic form with the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission making public a sale for 605 shares of the Washington-based company, the one he is an insider in. At the time of the dealing, the average stock market price per share of Homestreet Inc was $28.5, making the stock block worth $17,252 US Dollars. He also unloaded 726 shares with a market value $22,147 USD in the last month. Godfrey Evans at present holds 0.16% of Homestreet Inc’s total market cap with ownership of 42,681 shares. 

Palestra Capital Management Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 51.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Palestra Capital Management Llc acquired 385,000 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Palestra Capital Management Llc holds 1.14M shares with $84.55M value, up from 750,000 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $722.09 billion valuation. The stock increased 7.57% or $6.6 during the last trading session, reaching $93.78. About 48.01M shares traded or 54.77% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since March 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Limited Liability Company reported 22,741 shares. Intact Mngmt holds 231,300 shares or 0.75% of its portfolio. Boyd Watterson Asset Mgmt Oh reported 64,717 shares stake. 545,186 are owned by Shelton Mngmt. Pictet North America Advisors invested in 129,819 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 214,300 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 4.18% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Business Financial Services reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 34,132 are owned by Hirtle Callaghan Co Limited Liability Com. Kames Cap Plc reported 225,206 shares. Cim Ltd Llc accumulated 5,902 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Lvw Advsr Lc has 59,509 shares. Stevens Mngmt Lp stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Essex Fincl Ser has 73,200 shares for 1.34% of their portfolio. Klingenstein Fields & Ltd Com owns 89,125 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $930,912 activity. Capossela Christopher C also sold $279,912 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, February 16.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 169 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, August 23. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $86.0 target. Citigroup maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Sell” rating. Raymond James maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 21. Raymond James has “Buy” rating and $8400 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. Vetr upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, September 2. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $47.60 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 18. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Wunderlich. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, July 17. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16.

Palestra Capital Management Llc decreased Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT) stake by 126,300 shares to 580,200 valued at $89.80 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced T Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:TMUS) stake by 242,416 shares and now owns 968,884 shares. F M C Corp (NYSE:FMC) was reduced too.

Analysts await HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 60.61% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.33 per share. HMST’s profit will be $14.28M for 13.68 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by HomeStreet, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.26% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.23, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 14 investors sold HomeStreet, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 22.45 million shares or 1.43% more from 22.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 190,199 are owned by Schneider Capital. Principal Finance Gp has invested 0.01% in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). Strs Ohio, Ohio-based fund reported 95,100 shares. Sterling Management Ltd Liability, a North Carolina-based fund reported 33,807 shares. D E Shaw & reported 49,597 shares. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0% invested in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) for 20,515 shares. Kennedy Capital Mgmt holds 293,613 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Associate Md has invested 0% in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). Nordea Mgmt has invested 0.01% in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). Lmr Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 8,955 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Td Asset Inc owns 35,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans invested in 16,350 shares. 111,016 were reported by Schwab Charles Management Inc. Ameritas Inv Partners Inc owns 2,544 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 37,178 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. HomeStreet has $34.0 highest and $25 lowest target. $29.20’s average target is 0.69% above currents $29 stock price. HomeStreet had 19 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of HMST in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 26 with “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 11. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 24. FBR Capital downgraded HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) on Tuesday, December 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy”. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, November 14 report. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 13 sales for $430,247 activity. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $30,850 was made by VINCENT MARY L on Monday, March 12. $6,372 worth of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) was sold by Endresen William. $23,592 worth of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) was sold by ISEMAN JAY C on Thursday, February 1. $28,622 worth of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) was sold by EVANS GODFREY B. Shares for $204,761 were sold by MASON MARK K on Thursday, February 1. $7,196 worth of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) was sold by Ruh Mark R on Thursday, February 1. 275 shares were sold by BENNION RICHARD W H, worth $8,195.

The stock increased 3.57% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $29. About 140,125 shares traded. HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) has risen 34.55% since March 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.85% the S&P500.