Bill Gates and Insitutional Shareholders Sell This Amount of Microsoft Stock in Q3

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently decreased stock shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

SEC data indicate these insiders have sold Microsoft Corporation’s stock since 06/30/2011:

  • Gates William H Iii: act as Director. On 07/26/2011, sold 5,000,000 shares, worth $140,100,000.
  • Gates William H Iii: act as Director. On 07/28/2011, sold 5,000,000 shares, worth $138,950,000.
  • Gates William H Iii: act as Director. On 07/27/2011, sold 5,000,000 shares, worth $137,950,000.
  • Gates William H Iii: act as Director. On 07/29/2011, sold 5,000,000 shares, worth $137,500,000.
  • Gates William H Iii: act as Director. On 10/27/2011, sold 5,000,000 shares, worth $135,600,000.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly reduced their stock shares of Microsoft Corporation in Q3 2011:

  • IVORY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT. L.P.: On 06/30/2011, held 11,645,233 shares, worth $298,583,774. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS: On 06/30/2011, held 4,369,819 shares, worth $112,042,159. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • DAVIDSON KEMPNER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 4,279,364 shares, worth $109,722,893. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • OSTERWEIS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 3,762,418 shares, worth $96,468,398. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.
  • CITADEL ADVISORS LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 3,112,618 shares, worth $79,807,526. On 09/30/2011, held 0 shares.

About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products. The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software. Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.

Competitors to Watch: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE).

(Note: Data regarding Microsoft Corporation’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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