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Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus

Altavista Wealth Management Inc. now owns 86,573 shares of the software giant's stock worth $5,380,000 after buying an additional 1,040 shares in the last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $561.28 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.28% or $0.2 reaching $72.35. The company's stock had a trading volume of 10,035,641 shares.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has the market capitalization of $557.95 Billion. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Ltd. now owns 13,263,687 shares of the software giant's stock worth $825,108,000 after buying an additional 11,775,547 shares in the last quarter. The stock declined 0.27% or $0.31 reaching $115.98 on the news. The institutional investor held 9,194 shares of the energy company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $344,000, down from 35,874 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ:WBMD) to report earnings on August, 14. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Ascend Capital Llc decreased Liberty Media Corp Delaware stake by 482,496 shares to 27,504 valued at $948,000 in 2016Q4. It also upped Ca Inc (NASDAQ:CA) stake by 15,447 shares and now owns 94,995 shares. National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) has risen 11.97% since August 4, 2016 and is uptrending.

Since February 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $2.60 million activity. The total value of its holdings increased 4.5%. Morfit G Mason sold 4.62 million shares worth $297.28 million. Alpha Cubed Invests Lc holds 2.66% or 178,695 shares. Its the same as in 2016Q3.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv holds 21.21% or 1.41 million shares. Td Asset Management reported 33,218 shares. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Com accumulated 10,334 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny invested in 0.01% or 9,236 shares. Ancora Advsrs Ltd Liability Company reported 0.87% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cornerstone Cap Holdings reported 41,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Coldstream Cap Mngmt holds 8.35% or 826,004 shares in its portfolio. First Allied Advisory Incorporated owns 4,378 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. (NYSE:NOV). Farmers And Merchants Investments reported 938 shares.

Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc decreased Amazon Com Inc. Korea Invest holds 7.01M shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Analogic Company had 4 analyst reports since November 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to "Outperform" on Monday, April 4. The firm has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, March 23. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Neutral". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, July 20. Brean Capital maintained Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) on Thursday, September 22 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:NOV) on Monday, October 31 to "Hold" rating. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -2.35% from the 50 day high and 6.84% off of the 50 day low.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 82% are positive.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) previously released its earnings report on Early Thur, Jul 20th.

The average 1-year price target for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $79.5/share.

07/21/2017 - Microsoft Corporation had its "underperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. On Wednesday, January 6 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". 1,045 are owned by Morgan Dempsey Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Global Equities Research given on Friday, August 28. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 13. (NYSE:PEP) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Susquehanna. Microsoft Corporation's payout ratio is presently 57.78%. Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $6800 target. (NYSE:NOV) on Friday, April 29 with "Market Perform" rating.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $1.34 billion activity.

Insider Trades for Microsoft Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 25 Jul 2017 where Courtois Jean-Philippe, the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 4493 shares were traded at a price of $74.19. FIL Ltd increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. First Commercial Bank Na stated it has 179,171 shares or 2.19% of all its holdings. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,737 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 837 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Emerging Markets Etf (VWO) was reduced too.

It tells an investor how quickly a company is increasing its revenues. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

It increased, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. Spark Investment Management LLC raised its stake in China Cord Blood Corporation by 273.9% in the second quarter. Prudential increased its position in Microsoft Corporation by 2.4% in the Q4. Kbc Grp Nv reported 101,440 shares. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, November 17 to "Buy" rating. Voya Management, Georgia-based fund reported 5,558 shares. Capossela Christopher C sold $207,339 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, May 16. Strategic Ser holds 0.75% or 62,891 shares. Hutchinson Capital Management Ca invested in 2.97% or 174,054 shares. Burney holds 148,866 shares. Shares of MSFT have uptrended 4.85% in the past three months, while the industry overall has moved 0.83% in that time.

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