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KeyCorp Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

The shares were sold at an average price of $84.08, for a total value of $1,261,200.00. Tompkins Financial Corp grew its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 21.1% in the first quarter. The stock declined 0.13% or $0.11 reaching $83.76 on the news. 19,395,064 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 22,495,916.

Examining insider trading at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) can provide us with excellent insight into how the company's stock is performing. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Timber Hill Llc decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 80.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The Brown Advisory Securities Llc holds 138,667 shares with $9.56M value, up from 125,376 last quarter. Pfizer Inc now has $209.50B valuation. National Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 2,995 shares or 0% of the stock. About 704,704 shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since November 10, 2016 and is downtrending. Investors of record on Thursday, February 16th will be issued a $0.39 dividend. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 357 raised stakes. Daiwa Sb Invs Limited stated it has 3.58% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 2,510 were accumulated by Horrell Capital Inc. Westwood Grp Inc owns 1.65 million shares. ADV grew its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 253,306 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,327,546.06.

Deutsche Bank AG is a bank and holding firm for its subsidiaries. Sta Wealth Management Limited Liability holds 0.23% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 7,859 shares. Hbk Investments Limited Partnership holds 0.18% in SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) or 227,368 shares. Atlanta Cap Group has 1.91% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Kempen Mngmt Nv stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Peoples Financial has invested 1.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Outfitter Advisors holds 0.31% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 12,133 shares. Weiss Multi, a Alabama-based fund reported 100,000 shares.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.35 million activity. Also, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 18,583 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.71, for a total transaction of $3,999,050.00. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 4 rated the company a Hold, 1 rated it a Strong Sell, 1 rated it a Moderate Buy, 1 rated it a Moderate Sell, and 17 rated it a Strong Buy. Therefore 14% are positive.

Stock analysts at William Blair lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for Microsoft Corporation in a report issued on Friday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, September 22 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with "Sell". The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 29 by UBS. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $83.64. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

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

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. $1.81M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE on Thursday, May 25. Analysts reported that the Price Target for CenturyLink, Inc. might touch $42 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $25 and $19 respectively. Shelton Cap Mngmt has invested 0.02% in Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE). Glovista Invests Limited Liability Corp reported 0.66% of its portfolio in SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA). Bradley Foster Sargent Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 1.22 million shares. Argent Capital Management Lc owns 446,228 shares for 2.17% of their portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust has invested 0.82% in Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE). Reilly Finance Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX). Advent International Corporation Ma reported 388,118 shares stake. Ellington Gru Ltd Com holds 0.3% in Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) or 41,700 shares. Of those holders, 1,040 had increased positions amounting to 311.56 million shares, 1,282 had decreased positions amounting to 205.68 million shares, and 215 holders have a held position accounting for 5.27 billion shares. Symphony Asset Ltd Liability has 40,602 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability Company reported 0% in Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE). Therefore 89% are positive. Slate Path Capital Lp who had been investing in Twitter Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.23B market cap company. As per Wednesday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 27. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, August 7. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform". The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: "Microsoft Corporation Stock is Everything IBM Once Was… and More" published on November 10, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "2 Important Signals From Microsoft's Earnings" with publication date: October 30, 2017. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 6 by Susquehanna.



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