What Do Analysts Suggest For Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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James Investment Research Inc. now owns 1,702 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,146,705 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $66,050,000 after buying an additional 239,730 shares in the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. The institutional investor owned 6,541 shares of the software giant’s stock after selling 183 shares during the period. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV boosted its stake in Microsoft by 1.6% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advsr owns 49,950 shares. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Microsoft by 1.0% in the third quarter. Prospera Financial Services Inc now owns 31,440 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $1,811,000 after buying an additional 970 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Microsoft by 9.4% in the fourth quarter.

Bristol Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Microsoft Co.

If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved fell -0.06% to end the day at $77.30.

The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 25.18 Million. Microsoft Corporation has $80 highest and $20 lowest target.

The SMA or Simple Moving Averages are commonly available for 20 Day, 50 Day and 200 Day Simple Moving Averages. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.03/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 4.3%. The business had revenue of $23.56 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.62 billion. Its return on equity ratio stood around 24 in the trailing twelve months, while future fundamentals show a steady growth in overall returns.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Microsoft Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of -2.64%, where Monthly Performance is 3.2%, Quarterly performance is 4.57%, 6 Months performance is 17.6% and yearly performance percentage is 36.16%. The software giant reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04.

Revenue by segment: Intelligent Cloud, $6.76B (up 10.9%); Productivity and Business Processes, $7.96B (up 22%); More Personal Computing, $8.84B (down 7.4%). Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.59%.

05/11/2017 – Microsoft Corporation had its “outperform” rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Sather Financial Group Inc Reduces Stake in Microsoft Co”. If you are viewing this story on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective (up from $68.00) on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, January 27th. Rwc Asset Mgmt Llp invested in 4.36% or 1.08 million shares. In the latest quarter, Microsoft returned $4.6 billion in the form of share repurchases and dividends. Wunderlich increased their price objective on shares of Microsoft from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 27th. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Canaccord Genuity. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating City Office REIT, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The company now has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $69.44. BROD FRANK H also sold $490,125 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, January 30. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.40, for a total value of $173,500,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of Microsoft stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. 9,891 Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) shares with value of $2.88 million were sold by Clancy Paul J. The company had a trading volume of 14,262,495 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The current share price indicates that stock is -2.87% away from its one year high and is moving 43.65% ahead of its 52-week low.

04/27/2017 – Credit Suisse began new coverage on Microsoft Corporation giving the company a “outperform” rating.

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