Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 49 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Boston has 8.66 million shares for 0.95% of their portfolio. Moreover, Perigon Wealth Mngmt Limited Co has 0.64% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 19,040 shares. 168,050 were accumulated by Callahan Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Stillwater Inv Mgmt owns 0.28% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 7,135 shares. Todd Asset Management Llc reported 14,189 shares. Cohen Lawrence B stated it has 4.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Alabama-based Cornerstone Advsrs Inc has invested 2.81% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Boyar Asset owns 98,868 shares for 6.56% of their portfolio. Premier Asset Limited Liability Corp invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cognios Cap Ltd accumulated 17,885 shares. Fulton Commercial Bank Na stated it has 0.95% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Forbes J M Co Ltd Liability Partnership holds 166,602 shares or 3.54% of its portfolio. Mrj holds 3.05% or 60,914 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Paloma Mngmt Comm has 0.06% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 41,930 shares. Egerton Capital (Uk) Limited Liability Partnership reported 5.26% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).
Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. Another trade for 5,400 shares valued at $550,606 was made by PETERSON SANDRA E on Tuesday, June 5.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage
Among 26 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Microsoft Corp had 42 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Wednesday, February 14. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, July 20 report. On Wednesday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 17. William Blair maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 21 report. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, April 27 with “Overweight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Friday, May 11 report. The company was maintained on Friday, March 16 by Cowen & Co. Below is a list of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) latest ratings and price target changes.
23/07/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $116 New Target: $128 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $108 New Target: $117 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $109 New Target: $125 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $115 New Target: $120 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $115 New Target: $125 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $100 New Target: $113 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $107 New Target: $118 Maintain
20/07/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $110 New Target: $123 Maintain
17/07/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $123 New Target: $130 Maintain
17/07/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Strong Buy New Rating: Strong Buy Old Target: $110 New Target: $124 Maintain
The stock increased 0.25% or $0.2701 during the last trading session, reaching $109.1501. About 7.40M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since August 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $836.99 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 51.24 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “I Was Wrong About Microsoft: It’s A Buy” on July 31, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Slips 0.78% Ahead of Earnings: What To Watch” published on July 18, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “After the Dip, Symantec Stock Could Have at Least 30% Upside” on August 08, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Notable ETF Inflow Detected – IWF, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN” published on July 23, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Beats Q4 Earnings, Top Line Grows on Azure” with publication date: July 20, 2018.