CA Has $1.38 Million Holdings in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Mindy Sparks
April 15, 2018

Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $716.70 billion market cap company. About 19.71M shares traded. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 27.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. By selling 179,886 shares Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc made the stock popped up with 4.63%. The institutional investor held 158,453 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.77M, up from 21,473 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 944,340 are owned by Saratoga Rech And Invest Management. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $17.05. 209.89 million shares or 1.63% less from 213.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oak Assocs Oh reported 1.91% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It has underperformed by 12.05% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $11.41 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 3 investors sold JHS shares while 5 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. Microsoft accounts for about 2.0% of World Asset Management Inc's portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Marshall & Sullivan Wa holds 16,916 shares. Ci Invs, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 75,850 shares. Hm Payson And Commerce accumulated 0.42% or 592,022 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 42,393,198 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is now 1.2 days. Glg Ltd Liability has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Gsa Prtnrs Llp owns 30,792 shares. Bouchey Financial owns 116,131 shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday. Therefore 48% are positive. Continental Resources Inc. had 160 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, January 27 by Cowen & Co. About 15,902 shares traded. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Friday, May 12 report. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $125.0 target. Also, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of Microsoft stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Goldman Sachs. (NYSE:GGG) on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after acquiring an additional 42,243,011 shares during the last quarter.

Compton Capital Management Incorporated Ri owns 49,531 shares or 1.81% of their United States portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Alexandria Real (NYSE:ARE) by 10,980 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 209,078 shares, and cut its stake in Tjx Cos Inc (NYSE:TJX).

Rbo And Lc has 1.76% invested in Graco Inc. "(MSFT) Shares Sold by Texas Permanent School Fund" was published by The Lincolnian Online and is the property of of The Lincolnian Online. 676 increased stakes while 134 funds took stakes. Intact Mgmt stated it has 0.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 51,737 were accumulated by Excalibur Mgmt. Gabelli Invest Advisers holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 10,350 shares. Jensen Investment Mngmt Inc has 5.96% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Olstein Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0.36% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. Merriman Wealth Lc reported 655,523 shares. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Monday, May 16. Dupont reported 908,682 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 178,278 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,633,337.40. Cambridge Company stated it has 223,185 shares. Empirical Fincl Svcs Limited Liability invested in 55,668 shares. Wilen Invest Management reported 31,771 shares. D L Carlson Investment Gp has invested 3.3% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aqr has invested 1.3% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. MSFT's profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.38 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual EPS reported by KLA-Tencor Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.51% EPS growth.

In other Microsoft news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,500 shares of Microsoft stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, thirty have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The positive are 83%.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. On Sunday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Wednesday, January 6. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Thursday, November 9. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Bernstein. UBS has "Buy" rating and $64 target. JP Morgan maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 25 by CLSA. Microsoft has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $100.14. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, January 31 with "Buy" rating. In Friday, January 26 report Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $95.0 target.

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