Cardinal Capital Management Cut Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Stake By $1.19 Million; Dollar General (DG) Sellers Decreased By 8.87% Their Shorts

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) had a decrease of 8.87% in short interest. DG’s SI was 9.84 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 8.87% from 10.79M shares previously. With 2.81 million avg volume, 4 days are for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)’s short sellers to cover DG’s short positions. The SI to Dollar General Corporation’s float is 3.94%. The stock decreased 2.84% or $2.78 during the last trading session, reaching $95.1. About 2.92 million shares traded or 11.15% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since February 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Cardinal Capital Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) stake by 6.95% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cardinal Capital Management Inc sold 16,021 shares as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Cardinal Capital Management Inc holds 214,525 shares with $15.98M value, down from 230,546 last quarter. Microsoft Corp. now has $654.56B valuation. The stock decreased 5.13% or $4.6 during the last trading session, reaching $85.01. About 55.63 million shares traded or 108.65% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has market cap of $25.83 billion. The firm offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It has a 21.07 P/E ratio. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods.

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Dollar General Corp. has $112.0 highest and $6200 lowest target. $88.29’s average target is -7.16% below currents $95.1 stock price. Dollar General Corp. had 100 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, June 3, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $89 target in Wednesday, August 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, September 13. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, December 8. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of DG in report on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by Buckingham Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, March 28.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. Another trade for 2,012 shares valued at $186,747 was made by ELLIOTT ANITA C on Monday, December 18. Ravener Robert D also sold $866,789 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) shares. Kindy Michael J sold $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Thursday, December 14. $251,895 worth of stock was sold by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 58 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Florida-based Raymond James Financial Services Advsrs Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Princeton Strategies Gru Ltd Liability owns 72,784 shares for 1.6% of their portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & Communications stated it has 1,005 shares. Nomura Asset stated it has 37,172 shares. Suntrust Banks Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Homrich & Berg reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 101,722 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Lord Abbett Co Ltd Company invested in 0.03% or 118,108 shares. Bb&T, a North Carolina-based fund reported 37,999 shares. Hutchin Hill Cap Limited Partnership accumulated 115,000 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Laurion Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 0% stake. Jones Financial Lllp reported 12,502 shares. Fdx Advsrs Incorporated holds 44,593 shares. 77,673 were accumulated by Amer Intl Group Inc. Jane Street Grp Limited Company reported 66,771 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. 55,000 shares valued at $4.00 million were sold by Hood Amy on Tuesday, August 29. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98 million.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $118.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $88.96’s average target is 4.65% above currents $85.01 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 27, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Monday, July 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 19 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by William Blair. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 23 by Tigress Financial.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Palestra Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 5.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 1.14 million shares. Aull Monroe Inv Mngmt owns 0.68% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 17,792 shares. Whittier Of Nevada Inc stated it has 357,431 shares or 2.47% of all its holdings. Efg Asset Management (Americas) Corp has 76,785 shares. Oppenheimer & Inc has 1.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 674,901 shares. Regis Mngmt Limited Liability owns 5,940 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Godshalk Welsh Mgmt Incorporated has 3.17% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 42,450 shares. 104,820 are held by Rampart Invest Management. Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Llc invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Farmers Trust holds 111,871 shares or 2.81% of its portfolio. Asset Management holds 21,037 shares. Mackenzie Corporation invested in 0.45% or 1.11 million shares. Guardian Capital Advisors LP invested in 1.64% or 150,953 shares. Bath Savings stated it has 56,213 shares. Asset Management Group Inc has invested 0.09% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Cardinal Capital Management Inc increased Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) stake by 21,962 shares to 1.54 million valued at $53.98 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Wpp Plc Adr (NASDAQ:WPPGY) stake by 7,305 shares and now owns 61,365 shares. Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) was raised too.