Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) moves 0.22% away from 52-Week High = Active Alert

Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management Lp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 24.86% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The other 5 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. Motco has invested 0.58% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. After $0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 90.00% EPS growth. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.71 and the short float is around of 0.72%.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 9.00%. Wealth Architects Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Piper Jaffray has "Overweight" rating and $64.0 target. Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management Lp sold 12,036 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. Summit Asset Management LLC now owns 10,706 shares of the software giant's stock worth $705,000 after buying an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.40% of the company's stock.

In related news, CFO Amy Hood sold 55,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 29th. Healthcor Management L.P. owns 1.79 million shares or 3.09% of their USA portfolio. Live Your Vision owns 857 shares. Shares for $338,709 were sold by Capossela Christopher C. Morfit G Mason sold 7.00 million shares worth $481.95M.

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 34.55%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Sanders Capital LLC now owns 11,856,396 shares of the software giant's stock worth $803,298,000 after acquiring an additional 211,000 shares during the period. Vetr downgraded shares of Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $71.27 price target on the a research report on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 6,905,237 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $62 target in Wednesday, July 20 report. Check Capital Management Ca stated it has 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moving averages can be very helpful for identifying peaks and troughs.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has shown an EPS growth of 6.30% in the last 5 years and sales growth of 4.10% for the same year while for the next 5 years; the EPS growth estimates 11.04%.Along with this Sales growth yoy (quarter over quarter) was considered as 13.10%. The software giant reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $24.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $24.29 billion. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 30.20%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter previous year. It also increased its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 2,459 shares in the quarter, for a total of 102,057 shares, and has risen its stake in Lyondellbasell Industr Shs (NYSE:LYB). Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Microsoft Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Jefferies. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. Microsoft Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 57.78%.

MSFT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 23 by Bank of America. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $68.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Monday. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by William Blair with "Market Perform" on Tuesday, July 19. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and twenty-nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated an "outperform" rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

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