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Rahn & Associates Inc. Buys New Position in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

The company surged 1.16% and closed its last trading session at $77.91. About 986,823 shares traded. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since October 22, 2016 and is uptrending.

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel decreased Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) stake by 82.47% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Capital One National Association acquired 4,943 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%.

The highest price MSFT stock touched in the last 12 month was $78.97 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $57.28. The institutional investor held 845,515 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $79.29M, up from 826,942 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $609.83 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.16% or $0.9 on October 20, reaching $78.81. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.56, for a total value of $507,920,000.00. Microsoft Corporation had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors are more bullish on the company at least if you consider the decrease in short interest. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 1.7% with 0.78 average true range (ATR). Mitchell Sinkler Starr Pa invested in 0.57% or 5,055 shares. The Sii Investments Inc holds 168,960 shares with $11.66 million value, up from 140,310 last quarter. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia stated it has 213,378 shares or 1.68% of all its holdings. Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL) was raised too. Crestwood Advisors Lc reported 1.61% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). There has been an observed change of -17.19% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Moreover, First Manhattan has 0.51% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy". Strategic Glob Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.09% or 42,779 shares. Herald Invest Mgmt Limited accumulated 0.72% or 30,600 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Hldgs Sa reported 0.4% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). Night Owl Management Limited Liability Company holds 6.3% or 174,659 shares. Nbt National Bank N A NY invested 0.69% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). American Int Grp Incorporated has invested 0% in Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN). This is a boost from Microsoft Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. The firm has a market cap of $607.01 billion, a PE ratio of 29.08 and a beta of 1.01. $173.51M worth of stock was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III on Tuesday, May 2.

Among 32 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 14 Hold. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, February 26 report. The stock of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 20. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, March 7 by Leerink Swann. UBS maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Tuesday, October 25. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $7700 target in Monday, May 29 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) on Friday, July 22 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) earned "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, July 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.78 in 2017Q1. 41 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. Vigilant Ltd has invested 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, June 1. Peak6 Invs LP holds 45,138 shares. Bragg Fincl Advsr holds 166,396 shares or 1.81% of its portfolio. 276.89 million shares or 2.90% more from 269.10 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. About 15,377 shares traded. Hollencrest Secs Ltd Liability Com has 0.6% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 58,080 shares.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has a Return on Assets of 9.4 percent, Return on Investment of 12.8 percent and a Return on Equity of 30.2 percent. William Blair reiterated an "outperform" rating on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Microsoft Corporation makes up 2.1% of Strs Ohio's holdings, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Meeder Asset invested 1.37% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are $75.3 and $71.5. Loeb Prns accumulated 62,020 shares. Baskin Financial Inc has invested 2.94% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 50% are positive. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upped their target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation to $84.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. This company shares are 39.47% off its target price of $23.78 and the current market capitalization stands at $1.17B. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 13 to "Overweight". The stock has "Buy" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, September 21. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Interfor Corp (TSE:IFP) earned "Action List Buy" rating by TD Securities on Tuesday, August 4. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 2 by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. Finally, BidaskClub cut Microsoft Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 sale for $15.27 million activity.

In other news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 7,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. Insiders sold a total of 7,108,526 shares of company stock valued at $515,879,974 in the last 90 days.



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