Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Price Target Raised to $100.00

Mindy Sparks
May 16, 2018

Hartwell J M Limited Partnership acquired 26,350 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.63%. The Regal Investment Advisors Llc holds 79,896 shares with $6.83 million value, up from 72,759 last quarter. The company has market cap of $753.18 billion.

The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $97.32.

JPMorgan Chase upgraded shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Friday, April 27th, Marketbeat Ratings reports. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Dorsey Wright & Associates increased its stake in Copa Holdings Sa Cl A (CPA) by 37.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 120,611 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.53M, up from 62,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc who had been investing in Trupanion Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $853.27M market cap company. Swiss National Bank now owns 27,269,470 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $2,031,303,000 after purchasing an additional 224,300 shares in the last quarter. About 381,507 shares traded or 5.83% up from the average. Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) has risen 17.18% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.63% the S&P500. Therefore 44% are positive. UBS set a $110.00 target price on shares of Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Wunderlich maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 22 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, February 14 by Tigress Financial. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, December 4 by Santander. Also, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th.


Another recent and important Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: "Copa Holdings' (CPA) CEO Pedro Heilbron on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" on May 13, 2018.

Skba Capital Management Llc increased American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) stake by 182,920 shares to 187,775 valued at $11.19M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Emera Inc Os;S En (EMRAF) stake by 235,478 shares and now owns 550,708 shares.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Microsoft Corporation Replacing Surface Pro 4s in “Flickergate” Resolution" on May 14, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: "3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Qualcomm, Inc ..." published on May 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: "Microsoft Building Trust Along With IoT And AI" on May 10, 2018. Investors of record on Thursday, May 17th will be issued a $0.42 dividend. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSFT. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. Shares for $279,912 were sold by Capossela Christopher C. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Microsoft by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. With 42.39M avg volume, 1 days are for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s short sellers to cover MSFT's short positions. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by Oppenheimer. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Microsoft by 1.3% during the first quarter. Loudon Management Limited Liability Co accumulated 59,200 shares. Falcon Edge Lp holds 7.38% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 376,900 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 2.54% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Arrowgrass Ptnrs (Us) L P holds 348,945 shares. Mountain Pacific Advisers Incorporated Id has 10,772 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Hanseatic, New Mexico-based fund reported 13,186 shares. Microsoft Corporation had 183 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 16,946,738 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,449,624,000 after purchasing an additional 504,877 shares in the last quarter. MSFT's profit will be $8.30 billion for 22.53 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 75% are positive. Trupanion had 19 analyst reports since July 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, January 25 with "Buy" rating. Boltwood Capital Mgmt reported 1.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jefferies has "Sell" rating and $49.0 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, April 24. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, November 10 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Underperform". If the $102.53 price target is reached, the company will be worth $44.59 billion more.

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