ValuEngine Upgrades Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to Buy

ValuEngine Upgrades Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to Buy”

Brookmont Capital Management bought 32,627 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The hedge fund run by Noam Gottesman held 93,780 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.34 million, down from 165,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.65. About 3.01M shares traded. HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) has risen 36.23% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending.

Brookmont Capital Management increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 145.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 28,775 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.32 million, up from 10,462 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) traded down $0.42 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $87.80. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Acg Wealth reported 1.97% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Menta Capital Llc has 0.05% invested in the company for 105,389 shares. EFC's profit will be $8.67M for 13.56 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality.

Osmium Partners Llc holds 8.45% of its portfolio in Intersections Inc. for 3.46 million shares. Ameriprise Financial accumulated 1.89% or 53.42 million shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.64 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. Columbus Hill Capital Management LP holds 616,721 shares. 81 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. One Capital Management LLC raised its position in Microsoft by 5.0% during the second quarter. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Llc owns 402 shares. Torch Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 11,420 shares. Payden And Rygel reported 266,300 shares or 1.24% of all its holdings. First Republic Investment Management Inc owns 118,186 shares. Orbis Invest (Us) Ltd Liability owns 145,714 shares for 4.15% of their portfolio. 631 are held by Ironwood Limited Liability. 18,735 are held by Susquehanna Intll Grp Inc Llp. Moors Cabot Incorporated reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Harding Loevner Limited Partnership holds 2.41 million shares. Northern Tru has invested 0.15% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Raymond James And Associate reported 0% stake. Cooke And Bieler Lp has 3,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Therefore 100% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 101 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:AEIS) earned "Buy" rating by Needham on Monday, September 18. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12 with "Neutral". Moreover, Wealthtrust has 0.59% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $17800 target. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $89.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Buy" rating and $7500 target in Friday, July 21 report. They issued an outperform rating for the company. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, August 28 by Global Equities Research. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $85 target in Friday, July 21 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 33% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 141 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 27.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Sunday, September 17. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, November 15. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Susquehanna. The stock has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 23. Atlantic Securities set a $83.00 target price on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Monday, November 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSFT. 160,841 were accumulated by Lowe Brockenbrough And Com Incorporated.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. Vnbtrust Natl Association holds 11,869 shares. 972.68 million shares or 1.58% less from 988.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lesa Sroufe & owns 17,187 shares or 1.12% of their USA portfolio. Chickasaw Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 6,600 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bancorpsouth owns 0.37% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 50,841 shares. Check Mngmt Ca invested in 19,340 shares. Stelac Advisory Services LLC now owns 2,033 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 387 shares during the last quarter. Cooke & Bieler Lp accumulated 3,500 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Microsoft 1.0% in the third quarter.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. 26,763 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.98 million. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd.

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