Microsoft (MSFT) Upgraded to Overweight at JPMorgan Chase

05 May, 2018, 10:25 | Author: Misty Newman

Private Advisor Group Llc sold 28,093 shares as the company's stock declined 9.90% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,817 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $326.48 million, up from 3,813 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Microsoft Corp's market cap is now $726.3B and has a P/E ratio of 64.56. The stock increased 1.65% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $95.82. About 1.47 million shares traded. MSFT is uptrending and has moved 37.43% since April 28, 2017. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Alok Agrawal decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 16.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 34,097 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.13M, down from 42,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 1.58% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $109.78. Inc. now owns 2,375 shares of the software giant's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 147 shares during the period. It has underperformed by 18.85% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. The Southern Company had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, November 30 to "Strong Buy" rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 27 with "Buy" rating. The Rhode Island-based Blue Capital Inc has invested 3.06% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). As per Monday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Tuesday, February 6.

The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hit a new 52-week high and has $102.53 target or 7.00 % above today's $95.82 share price. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with "Buy" on Thursday, February 1. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson on Thursday, March 29 to "Buy".

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $8.13 million activity.

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During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.77. Its down -0.14, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 300.0% in the 2nd quarter. Mirador Cap Ptnrs Lp reported 3,781 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Monetary Mngmt Gru Inc has invested 4.43% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

On 12/4/2017 Frank H. Brod, Insider, sold 18,000 with an average share price of $83.15 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,496,700.00. Moreover, Westwood Holdg Grp has 1.81% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 1.72M shares. Levin Capital Strategies Ltd Partnership has invested 0.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

At Bancorp decreased Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) stake by 19,000 shares to 89,898 valued at $3.70 million in 2017Q4. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 768,274 shares. House Lc accumulated 332,067 shares. Market worth or Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares. 482,496 were accumulated by Seizert Ltd Limited Liability Company.

27 analysts on average are expecting Microsoft Corporation to report earnings of $1.03 per share for the current quarter. Moreover, Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) for 2.48M shares. Weik Mngmt stated it has 4.32% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 57.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. George Kaiser Family Foundation holds 27,481 shs or 0.78% of its capital. CNX's profit will be $32.20M for 26.13 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. The debt ratio of MSFT is 1.14 compared to 0.00 for ASML. Genesee Valley Tru Co stated it has 28,574 shares or 1.02% of all its holdings. 292.68 million shares or 3.20% less from 302.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Metropolitan Life Company Ny holds 0.04% or 58,855 shares in its portfolio. Calamos Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O). Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.05% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Norinchukin National Bank The holds 0.02% or 27,988 shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt has 35,085 shares. World Asset invested 0.05% in Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O). Susquehanna Group Llp stated it has 0% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Research Mngmt owns 30,765 shs or 0.81% of their United States capital. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 2.42M shares. Federated Inc Pa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). This is something that Investors should look for in all the stocks they are trading and is an important indicator to keep tabs on. Cornerstone invested in 75 shares or 0% of the stock. Tigress Financial maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, November 7 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 78% are positive. FBR Capital maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $60 target in Friday, October 23 report. Tiger Global Management LLC now owns 10,487,500 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $722,903,000 after purchasing an additional 8,369,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $115.00 price objective on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 1 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to "Sell" on Friday, July 21. On Wednesday, April 6 the stock rating was initiated by Societe Generale with "Hold".

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