Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Price Target Raised to $74.00

12 August, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Becky Perry
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(EVR) has risen 42.28% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500. Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc raised its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Town & Country Bank & Trust Company Dba First Bankers Trust Company sold 7,015 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. Its stake was worth $1,462,724,000 an increase of 4.0% as of quarter end. The firm has a market cap of $568.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.23 and a beta of 1.00. It opened the session with a $0.189 price tag, later ranging from $0.184 to $0.19, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. Palo Alto Investors Llc owns 3.80 million shares or 9.64% of their United States portfolio.

Analysts at KeyCorp upped their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for Microsoft Corporation in a research report issued on Thursday. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has a 1 year low of $55.61 and a 1 year high of $74.42. Wunderlich upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 21 to "Buy" rating. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was upgraded by ValuEngine. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, October 23. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by FBR Capital.

Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). Lincoln Cap Limited reported 2.21% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with "Neutral". MKM Partners reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $70.00 price objective (up previously from $66.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Sunday.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $1.34 billion activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.81M worth of stock. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 71.61% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. Moreover, Oaktop Capital Management Ii L.P. has 6.8% invested in the company for 294,504 shares. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. Cardinal Cap Mngmt holds 0.18% or 11,580 shares. For MSFT, the company now has $6.69 Billion of cash on the books, which is offset by $10.23 Billion current liabilities. Moreover, Pictet & Cie (Europe) has 0.38% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Northstar Group Inc. increased its position in Microsoft Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Asset Planning Services added additional shares of Microsoft Corporation by 93.0% in the Q1.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "KeyCorp Comments on Microsoft Corporation's Q1 2018 Earnings (NASDAQ:MSFT)" was reported by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. 3,524 were reported by Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp. The Massachusetts-based Granite Point Capital Management L.P. has invested 0.78% in the stock. The stock rose 1.11% or $1.06 reaching $96.33 per share. Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 1.96% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gagnon Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 8,402 shares. It turned negative, as 79 investors sold Monday shares while 323 reduced holdings.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Is an Essential Dividend Stock" on August 08, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Microsoft's New Artificial Intelligence Mission Is Nothing To Dismiss" published on August 07, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Microsoft disagrees with Consumer Reports decision on Surface devices" on August 11, 2017.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock was most active stock of Wall Street Market on Thursday.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $1.34 billion activity.

About 227,104 shares traded. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Riccio Daniel J. The insider Morfit G Mason sold $297.28M. FOOTE SUSAN BARTLETT had sold 15,314 shares worth $639,819. Insiders sold a total of 7,060,855 shares of company stock worth $512,251,908 in the last quarter.

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The stock decreased 1.98% or $0.84 on August 10, reaching $41.68. 17,471 shares were sold by MERRIMAN RONALD, worth $704,519. ADV increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Columbia Asset Management invested in 3.07% or 146,441 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) for 69,246 shares. Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc, a Delaware-based fund reported 42,360 shares. Creative Planning holds 23,106 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Brinker reported 115,549 shares. Hartline Inv invested in 0.82% or 37,933 shares. Brighton Jones Limited Liability Company stated it has 31,787 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.78% in Apple Inc. California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0.01% in Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 4,766 shares stake. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. The North Carolina-based Wedge Mngmt L LP Nc has invested 0% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

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