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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Position Increased by Waverton Investment Management Ltd

Avenir Corp sold 26,277 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The Independent Franchise Partners Llp holds 11.07M shares with $763.11M value, up from 11.00 million last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $596.85 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $77.49. About 6.69M shares traded.

Swedbank lowered its holdings in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Weatherstone Cap Management reported 3,661 shares. New Capital Management LP now owns 4,305 shares of the software giant's stock worth $284,000 after buying an additional 22 shares during the period. Moreover, Cushing Asset Management Lp has 2.01% invested in the company for 1.29 million shares. Sprint Corp now has $28.62B valuation. The dividend will be $0.420 per share for the quarter or $1.68 on an annualized basis. The company's stock had a trading volume of 7,588,005 shares. CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) has risen 12.78% since October 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.50% the S&P500.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $201,105 activity. Insiders have sold a total of 7,108,526 shares of company stock worth $515,879,974 in the last ninety days.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.75 in 2017Q1. 68 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 241.71 million shares or 1.91% more from 237.19 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Community Trust Inv holds 445,254 shares or 3.43% of its portfolio. Stifel Financial Corporation invested in 165,558 shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.01% or 438,177 shares. Gardner Russo & Gardner Lc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The software giant reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.27. Newman Dignan And Sheerar reported 53,756 shares or 2.06% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board owns 9,671 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Syntal Capital Partners LLC grew its position in Microsoft Corporation by 0.8% during the first quarter. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Lc owns 443,058 shares or 1.9% of their USA portfolio. It also reduced Charter Communications Inc N stake by 5,000 shares and now owns 11,044 shares. On Sunday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". Therefore 16% are positive.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/10/16/microsoft-corporation-msft-stock-rating-upgraded-by-canaccord-genuity.html. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by S&P Research. The stock of Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) earned "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by William Blair. The firm has "Hold" rating by Vetr given on Friday, September 4. Barclays Capital has "Equal Weight" rating and $4.0 target. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Huber Cap Mgmt holds 2.31% or 656,008 shares. 3,000 are owned by Oakmont. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 16 Strong Buy, 1 Sell, 1 Hold and 4. Noesis Mangement owns 13,517 shares. Bowling Portfolio Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.27% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Commercial Bank Hapoalim Bm stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 34,515 shares. Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia reported 63,160 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Arrowgrass Ptnrs (Us) Ltd Partnership holds 3.44% or 4.50 million shares. Equities analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Conning Incorporated has 2,907 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. MSFT's profit will be $5.70 billion for 26.20 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. Peachtree Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Hewlett Packard Enterprise C was raised too. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twenty-eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. QIAGEN had 48 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cape Cod Five Cents Bancorp reported 2% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $9000 target. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Friday, July 21 with "Buy". The company was upgraded on Monday, July 24 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, August 29 with "Buy". Royal Bank Of Canada set a $77.00 target price on Microsoft Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 27 with "Outperform" rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 29 by Goldman Sachs.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $1.04 billion activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.71, for a total value of $3,999,050.00. The insider Morfit G Mason sold 7.00M shares worth $481.95M.

In other Microsoft Corporation news, CFO Amy Hood sold 55,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 29th.

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