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(NASDAQ:MSFT) is Scott & Selber Inc.'s 6th Largest Position

Northeast Investment Management bought 5,766 shares as the company's stock rose 6.99% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jay Petschek held 290,822 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.88M, down from 301,397 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Randolph Co Inc who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $81.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $148.14. The company's quarterly revenue was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Microsoft will post 3.64 earnings per share for the current year.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Capital International Ltd increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 3.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc sold 42,282 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust holds 56.00M shares with $4.17 billion value, down from 64.00 million last quarter. (NASDAQ:MSFT) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $93.05. 32,830,389 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 36,240,000. China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA) has risen 4.41% since March 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings.

Capital Planning Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Alphaone Investment Serv Ltd Llc invested in 140,482 shares. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Llc holds 0.73% or 58,932 shares in its portfolio. Regentatlantic Cap reported 34,148 shares stake. Moreover, Anson Funds Management LP has 1.79% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Diamond Hill Mgmt Incorporated owns 5.53 million shares. Colorado-based Peak Asset Management Ltd Liability has invested 3.53% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Echo Street Management Ltd Company invested in 0.29% or 60,228 shares. (NYSE:HIL) for 2.49M shares. Nebraska-based Cambridge Advsrs Inc has invested 1.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hugh Johnson Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.31% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bloom Tree Prns Limited Co invested in 5.52% or 737,359 shares. Therefore 78% are positive.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Microsoft will report full year sales of $25.71 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $105.85 billion to $107.66 billion. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with "Hold". The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 13. Vetr upgraded it to "Hold" rating and $47.66 target in Friday, August 21 report. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Market Perform" on Friday, April 1. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, August 29. The stock has a market capitalization of $716,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.04. (MSFT) by 6.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hanson Mcclain has 0.17% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 26,932 shares. During the same quarter a year ago, the company earned $0.83 earnings per share. MSFT's profit will be $6.54B for 27.37 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.71 in 2017Q2. Foster Motley Inc stated it has 213,101 shares or 2.73% of all its holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 814.86 million shares or 0.93% less from 822.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 45,149 were reported by Davenport And Lc. Balyasny Asset Management Lc owns 2.61M shares. Advisory Services Ntwk Ltd holds 0.15% or 26,229 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 0% invested in CRA International, Inc. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 30,564 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Gvo Asset Limited accumulated 357,545 shares. Fiduciary Mngmt Wi reported 4.14 million shares or 1.82% of all its holdings. (NYSE:WMT) for 4,360 shares. Gardner Russo And Gardner Limited Liability has invested 0% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Arvest Comml Bank Tru Division reported 0.05% stake.

Among 26 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 91 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Friday, July 28 to "Hold". The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 19. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 20. Bank of America reinitiated British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) on Tuesday, August 4 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. Bernstein maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Friday, February 5 with "Outperform" rating.

Analysts await ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) to report earnings on May, 1. First National Bank Sioux Falls now owns 15,629 shares of the software giant's stock worth $1,078,000 after buying an additional 1,365 shares during the last quarter. HIL's profit would be $1.04 million giving it 70.00 P/E if the $0.02 EPS is correct. Catalyst Advsr Llc invested in 44,603 shares.

Osmium Partners Llc, which manages about $158.11 million and $138.00 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Franklin Covey Co (Call) (NYSE:FC) by 100,000 shares to 720,000 shares, valued at $14.62M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 5,445 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 46,778 shares, and cut its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT).

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