The Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Mindy Sparks
November 15, 2017

The American Assets Investment Management Llc holds 134,295 shares with $9.26M value, down from 141,505 last quarter. Marriott Intl Inc now has $43.89 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.02% or $0.03 reaching $121.87. About shares traded. Rev Group Inc (NYSE:REVG) has 0.00% since November 14, 2016 and is. It also increased its holding in Pvh Corp (NYSE:PVH) by 32,094 shares in the quarter, for a total of 159,482 shares, and has risen its stake in Starwood Property Trust Inc. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Patriot Wealth Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 30.26% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $90.68 to Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock. Microsoft Corp now has $647.49B valuation. Opera Trading Capital now owns 2,433 shares of the software giant's stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 2,283 shares in the last quarter. Camber Capital Management Llc owns 2.46 million shares or 3.9% of their USA portfolio.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) opened at $83.93 on Tuesday. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Finally, Polen Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Microsoft Corporation in the third quarter worth about $527,480,000. Reilly Financial Advisors Lc accumulated 2,600 shares. Karp Cap Mngmt invested in 3,649 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc has invested 0.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 510,217 shares in the company, valued at $37,097,878.07. Savant Capital Ltd accumulated 54,781 shares or 0.89% of the stock. Alesco Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Emory University has 1.51% invested in the company for 52,459 shares. Pinnacle Limited Liability owns 17,886 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Appleton Ptnrs Ma reported 104,336 shares or 1.21% of all its holdings. Highland Cap Mgmt Llc stated it has 2.44% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 18,692 are held by Bangor State Bank. One Trading Limited Partnership, Illinois-based fund reported 19,751 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. Comparatively, Microsoft Corporation posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter past year.

Analysts expect Rev Group Inc (NYSE:REVG) to report $0.45 EPS on December, 7.REVG's profit would be $28.90M giving it 13.58 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. Hightower Advsrs invested in 2.77M shares or 1.65% of the stock.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.14 million activity. Also, insider Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,763 shares of Microsoft Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. Insiders have sold a total of 100,763 shares of company stock worth $7,574,552 in the last ninety days. Microsoft Corporation had a net margin of 24.56% and a return on equity of 35.23%. Therefore 83% are positive. Barclays PLC restated an "overweight" rating and set a $82.00 price target (up from $77.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a report on Friday, July 21st. Wealthcare Capital Management Limited Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The legal version of this report can be viewed at Microsoft Corporation has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $83.86. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 13. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Monday, May 16. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Friday, October 21. The stock has "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 27.

Among 3 analysts covering Gazit Globe (NYSE:GZT), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. MetLife had 45 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 22 with "Buy". The company was reinitiated on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) earned "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, May 25. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Thursday, November 9. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirty have issued a buy rating to the stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. It turned negative, as 65 investors sold MET shares while 349 reduced holdings. New Capital Management LP now owns 4,305 shares of the software giant's stock worth $284,000 after purchasing an additional 22 shares during the last quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity reported 0.11% stake. Tiger Global Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 395.2% in the second quarter. At Bancshares accumulated 32,074 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 1.82 million shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Glenview Fincl Bank Tru Dept reported 110,580 shares stake. Cna Finance holds 0.53% or 41,025 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Group Ltd Co reported 4.11 million shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp Incorporated (Ca) holds 106 shares. Finally, Appropriate Balance Financial Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Ltd holds 11,872 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Forrester Research, an independent research, data, and advisory services firm. ADV now owns 4,939 shares of the software giant's stock worth $340,000 after purchasing an additional 23 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:MPW) was raised too.

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