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Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

The institutional investor held 128,540 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $8.86 million, down from 143,312 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.37 on October 13, reaching $77.49. About 15.34 million shares traded. AvalonBay Communities Inc (NYSE:AVB) has risen 6.66% since October 15, 2016 and is uptrending. Beck Mack & Oliver Llc sold 9,412 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The Philadelphia Trust Company holds 480,700 shares with $33.14 million value, up from 383,406 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $596.85B valuation. New Capital Management LP increased its holdings in Microsoft Corporation by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. About 815,058 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.92% the S&P500. They expect $0.74 EPS, down 2.63% or $0.02 from last year's $0.76 per share. MSFT's profit will be $5.70 billion for 26.18 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $1.04 billion activity. 4,927 shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C, worth $338,709 on Wednesday, May 24. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81 million on Thursday, May 25. On Wednesday, May 3 the insider Morfit G Mason sold $481.95M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.45, from 1.08 in 2017Q1.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of MSFT.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. 132,418 were reported by Westchester Mgmt. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 7.3% during the 1st quarter. Roberts Glore & Il has 54,353 shares. Tiemann Advsr Llc holds 3.13% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 50,578 shares. Ontario - Canada-based Sprucegrove Invest Management Limited has invested 0.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ubs Asset Americas holds 44,846 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Fate Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FATE). "Lowers Stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)" was published by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. Wespac Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.53% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 2.52% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Chilton Investment Ltd Liability Co owns 1.43 million shares. Bristol John W Company New York reported 1.10M shares.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Is Seasoned but not a Tech Dinosaur" on October 09, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Bears Are Wondering If They're Wrong" published on September 27, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Microsoft: Azure fuels Dividend Growth" on October 07, 2017. More interesting news about Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB) was released by: Fool.ca and their article: "Oil Retreats: Where Are Enbridge Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc".

Among 13 analysts covering Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $87.00 price target on Microsoft Corporation and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Bank of America upgraded the shares of GWR in report on Wednesday, April 19 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 21. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, June 14. It has outperformed by 14.32% the S&P500. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11.

More notable recent PepsiCo, Inc. Headed?" with publication date: "October 05, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. North Amer Mgmt reported 5,500 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. Principal Group accumulated 0.02% or 251,491 shares. Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 1,648 shares of the software giant's stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 653 shares during the period. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in the company for 1,145 shares. Crystal Rock Mngmt holds 0.75% or 16,850 shares. Magnetar Financial Lc holds 8,928 shares. Private Wealth Advisors Incorporated invested 0.42% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. Mraz Amerine Associates Inc stated it has 76,064 shares. Curbstone Financial Management Corp now owns 51,616 shares of the software giant's stock worth $3,845,000 after buying an additional 24,108 shares during the period. Chemical Retail Bank stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC). Koch reported 582,377 shares. Nebraska-based Bridges Invest Counsel has invested 2.13% in PepsiCo, Inc. Argi Inv Services Ltd holds 21,495 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Catawba Cap Va has invested 0.05% in National Bankshares Inc. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) for 348 shares. (NYSE:PEP) or 112.08M shares.

08/21/2017 - Microsoft Corporation had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at CFRA Research. Therefore 100% are positive. Charter Tru reported 0.88% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

09/06/2017 - MoffettNathanson began new coverage on Microsoft Corporation giving the company a "neutral" rating. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy". The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Overweight" rating by Global Equities Research on Friday, August 28. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 23. Jefferies maintained PepsiCo, Inc. JP Morgan maintained PepsiCo, Inc. BMO Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, April 12 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs.

Roosevelt Investment Group Inc decreased Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) stake by 7,429 shares to 127,944 valued at $17.05 million in 2017Q2. Beacon Financial Group now owns 31,409 shares of the software giant's stock worth $2,340,000 after buying an additional 4,218 shares during the period.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2,951 activity.



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