Joseph Bracewell just Unloaded 10,000 shares of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (SASR), be careful if you are long!; Cleararc Capital Has Decreased By $454,360 Its Microsoft Com (MSFT) Stake

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc’s director, Joseph Bracewell, unloaded 10,000 shares of stock in the public firm. The average per share price was $39.1, for total trade value of $390,853 U.S. Dollars. In the last month, he also sold 20,932 shares with a market value $825,343 USD. Currently, Joseph Bracewell owns 152,779 shares or 0.43% of Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc’s market capitalization.

Cleararc Capital Inc decreased Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) stake by 2.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cleararc Capital Inc sold 6,140 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Cleararc Capital Inc holds 219,839 shares with $16.38 million value, down from 225,979 last quarter. Microsoft Corp Com now has $712.89 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.585 during the last trading session, reaching $92.585. About 8.74M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Sunday, September 17. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 3 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell” on Thursday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Friday, July 21 report.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. Another trade for 55,000 shares valued at $4.00M was made by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29. $1.98M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE.

Cleararc Capital Inc increased Facebook Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 3,185 shares to 61,139 valued at $10.45 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) stake by 84,480 shares and now owns 102,988 shares. A was raised too.

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. Rmsincerbeaux Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co reported 79,400 shares. Cornerstone Investment Prns Limited Liability Corporation invested in 2.1% or 1.29M shares. Valicenti Advisory holds 9,167 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Atwood & Palmer Inc has 0.08% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 7,081 shares. Lockheed Martin Invest Mgmt has 0.67% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Torray Limited Liability Company holds 16,472 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Natixis Asset Management holds 256,176 shares. Waddell & Reed holds 3.49% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 21.07M shares. Shufro Rose And Ltd Com has invested 1.56% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). East Coast Asset Ltd Liability Co reported 21,832 shares stake. Moreover, Forte Limited Liability Company Adv has 0.33% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Signaturefd Limited Liability, a Georgia-based fund reported 38,453 shares. Grp One Trading LP invested in 47,168 shares. Boys Arnold & reported 54,662 shares. Opus Invest Mngmt Inc holds 5,000 shares.

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Sandy Spring Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and businesses in central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D. The company has market cap of $1.37 billion. C. markets. It has a 17.55 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: Community Banking, Insurance, and Investment Management.

Among 6 analysts covering Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Sandy Spring Bancorp has $46.0 highest and $27 lowest target. $37.60’s average target is -2.59% below currents $38.6 stock price. Sandy Spring Bancorp had 11 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25 to “Sell”. Robert W. Baird maintained Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 12. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $38.6. About 23,554 shares traded. Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) has risen 42.32% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.62% the S&P500.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.24 million activity. BRACEWELL JOSEPH S sold $348,683 worth of stock or 8,885 shares. Stephenson Mona Abutaleb had bought 600 shares worth $22,693 on Monday, February 5. Andersen Shaza L sold $338,739 worth of stock or 8,546 shares. Shares for $71,034 were sold by McDowell Ronda M. Shares for $36,760 were bought by Friis Mark E on Tuesday, February 6. 1,538 Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) shares with value of $59,408 were sold by REEDER JOE.

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