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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Intermediate Look

10 February 2018

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Investec Asset Management North America Inc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 2.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hilton Capital Management Llc bought 5,848 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Zusman held 2.50 million shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.43 million, up from 1.68M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $689.98 billion market cap company.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) belonging to the Technology sector has surged 3.78% and closed its last trading session at $91.33. About 31.60M shares traded or 23.02% up from the average. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending December 2017, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) delivered a 1.84% surprise with its net revenue. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Therefore 67% are positive. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyCorp reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $94.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, October 27th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, July 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NYSE:QEP). State Of Wisconsin Board reported 48,765 shares. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August 15. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Thursday, February 1. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to "Strong-Buy". The stock of AbbVie Inc. The rating was initiated by Needham on Friday, April 15 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, June 14 with "Buy". Deutsche Bank maintained, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 609.4% during the second quarter. 46 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:FB) for 102,358 shares. Roof Eidam Maycock Adv has 3,731 shares. Delta Asset Management Limited Co Tn owns 642,483 shares or 7.23% of their U.S. portfolio. Menora Mivtachim Limited invested in 3,320 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Soros Fund Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 103,000 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,328 shares. Sentinel Asset Management owns 0.44% invested in SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 7,998 shares. Cs Mckee Limited Partnership reported 615,975 shares. Chilton Capital Mngmt Limited Co reported 182,900 shares. The Colorado-based Shine Advisory Serv Inc has invested 0% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). The Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Gp Inc Asset Management Inc has invested 0.03% in QEP Resources, Inc. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 545,753 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Moreover, Ancora Lc has 0.45% invested in SkyWest, Inc.

Apg Asset Management Nv, which manages about $60.73 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vipshop Hldgs Ltd (NYSE:VIPS) by 155,800 shares to 1.08M shares, valued at $9.49M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $7.14 million worth of stock.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $55.63 million activity.

Short interest, or the number of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. Fragasso Inc stated it has 0.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Manikay Prtnrs Llc holds 1.17 million shares or 8.72% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.2% or 2.45M shares in its portfolio. The original version of this report can be accessed at

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Microsoft Corporation as $25.74 Million in the Current Quarter. 134,213 are held by Btc Cap Mngmt. Baker Boyer Bancorp owns 3.75% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 15,258 shares. Becker Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of Stockton now owns 13,396 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $922,000 after acquiring an additional 36 shares in the last quarter. Atwood & Palmer reported 608 shares. First Utd Financial Bank Trust stated it has 0.44% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lesa Sroufe And has 17,187 shares for 1.12% of their portfolio. Busey Communications reported 2.69% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 1.27 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell. Therefore 93% are positive.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has the market capitalization of $723.61 Billion. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with "Buy". As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Goldman Sachs Group set a $100.00 price target on shares of Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday. (NASDAQ:SKYW) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 7 by Cowen & Co. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "sell" rating and set a $49.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 17th. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Friday, September 11. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, January 19. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and thirty-two have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.

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