Friday, 17 November, 2017

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) EVP Sells 4000 Shares of Stock

Conrad Doyle | 14 November, 2017, 19:54

Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 1,648 shares of the software giant's stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 653 shares during the last quarter. The company has a market cap of $647,022.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.01. Current trade price levels places MSFT's stock about -2.74% away from the 52-week high and closed 46.36% away from the 52-week low. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.76 EPS. research analysts expect that Microsoft Corporation will post 3.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.83% the S&P500.

Jackson Square Partners Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) by 7.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farmers Trust Co sold 12,566 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The hedge fund held 17,475 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.20 million, up from 12,341 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Summit Securities Group Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $646.48B market cap company. The stock declined 0.30% or $0.26 reaching $83.61 per share. About 6.45M shares traded.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been given a $85.00 price target by investment analysts at Macquarie in a research note issued on Friday, October 27th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

In other news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 15,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. Therefore 61% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a buy rating and issued a $73.00 price target on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Sunday, July 9th. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $37 target in Wednesday, October 19 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 14 by CLSA. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 30 by UBS. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by Pacific Crest. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, January 20 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. Cullen Frost Bankers reported 759,727 shares. On Thursday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Outperform". Its up 0.39, from 0.96 in 2017Q1. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt Inc invested 3.16% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 22 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. Arbor Investment Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 4,244 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Concorde Asset invested in 5,662 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Salient Lta owns 298,657 shares for 2.36% of their portfolio. Pr Herzig And Co Inc has 39,685 shares. Washington Financial Bank stated it has 107,740 shares or 1.59% of all its holdings. Trexquant Invest LP has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA). 34,347 are held by Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity Research. Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) was reduced too. Northern Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 60,977 shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. Therefore 83% are positive.

Wall Street await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to release earnings on January, 25. Citigroup maintained the shares of CRTO in report on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy" rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Hold" rating and $135 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The market capitalization of the company is at $648.72 Billion. (The) reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up previously from $78.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. CLSA maintained Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) rating on Thursday, September 15. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, November 7 by Mizuho. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twenty-nine have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Bank of America maintained it with "Buy" rating and $165 target in Wednesday, September 20 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. Vicus Capital raised its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 1.8% in the 1st quarter. 167,276 were reported by Catawba Management Va. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 717,647 shares or 2.52% of all its holdings. Rowland Com Inv Counsel Adv has 76,068 shares. Finally, Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Microsoft Corporation in the 1st quarter worth about $2,006,000. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa holds 29,600 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv stated it has 20.7% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Microsoft: Still Not Overvalued At This Price" published on November 01, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "What It Would Take For A Microsoft Pullback" with publication date: October 25, 2017.

Security Capital Research & Management Inc holds 2.8% of its portfolio in DDR Corp for 9.67 million shares. 16,238 are owned by Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company holds 0.2% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 45,140 shares. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank.

Summit Securities Group Llc, which manages about $560.21 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT) by 16,662 shares to 23,338 shares, valued at $2.04 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Baker Boyer National Bank increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corp.by 1.0% in the third quarter.

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