Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Downgraded by Vetr Inc

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 9, 2017

Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 49,271,731 shares of the software giant's stock worth $3,061,887,000 after buying an additional 4,250,705 shares during the period. Bank of America upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 to "Buy" rating. Cortland Associates Inc. MO raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.4% in the third quarter. Welch Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter worth approximately $160,000. Williams Jones And Associates Limited Com owns 644,790 shares. HCR Wealth Advisors purchased a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,768,000. Gemmer Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.3% in the third quarter. The 1-year High price of the stock is $69.71, while the 1-year low price is $47.14. Gm Advisory has invested 0.54% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 18.58% since September 28, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $66.26 and a 200-day moving average of $63.29.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 18 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 1 and 4, respectively. The software giant reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $23.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.62 billion.

Return on equity reveals how much profit a company earned in comparison to the total amount of shareholder equity found on the balance sheet. Gemmer Asset Management LLC now owns 7,309 shares of the software giant's stock worth $421,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.26%. Voya Investment Lc has invested 2.46% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Schulhoff & Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.5% in the third quarter. Wunderlich maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 20 with "Hold" rating. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright and trademark laws.


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As analysts monitor volatile markets in recent weeks they have updated their price targets on shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Microsoft accounts for 0.6% of Guggenheim Capital LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. MKM Partners reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. 19,128,782 shares of the stock were exchanged. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on Microsoft from $65.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, January 27th.

Stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) now have an ABR of 1.48.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell. FMR LLC now owns 177,344,854 shares of the software giant's stock worth $11,020,210,000 after buying an additional 17,606,133 shares during the period. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.09M worth of stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 607,688 shares in the company, valued at $41,930,472. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Another trade for 2.00 million shares valued at $129.10 million was made by GATES WILLIAM H III on Tuesday, January 31. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.40, for a total value of $173,500,000.00. The stock stands almost -1.29% off versus the 52-week high and 45.98% away from the 52-week low. Company insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) belongs to the "Technology" sector with an industry focus on "Business Software & Services", with Mr. Satya Nadella as Chief Exec. Officer and Non-Independent Director. The Firm develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company's divisions include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing.

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