Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Evercore ISI

Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT)

The institutional investor held 231,787 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $14.40 million, down from 239,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Put) now has $11.37 billion valuation. Integrated Wealth Counsel Limited Liability Company reported 1,315 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. D E Shaw And Company Inc accumulated 0% or 100,000 shares. It has underperformed by 0.23% the S&P500.

Here are a few additional firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (MSFT). Cypress Capital Group acquired 47,703 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The share price is now up 4.30% for the past three months. Microsoft Corp now has $556.72 billion valuation.

Analyzing recent insider trading activity at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a good way of gaining insight into the stock's performance. These shares are worth $507,920,000 and were traded at $72.56 each.

On 08/18/2017 close, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rose 0.12% to $72.49. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twenty-nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 82% are positive. On Friday, December 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral". The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 23. Pacific Crest reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $78.00 price objective (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $60 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 29 with "Buy" rating. As per Monday, July 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $76.26.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

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Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Natixis Asset Mgmt has 251,667 shares. Goodwin Daniel L owns 4,000 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 33,242 shares. Microsoft Corporation has had 19 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 6 open market buys and 13 sells. With 1.98M avg volume, 2 days are for Sanofi (NYSE:SNY)'s short sellers to cover SNY's short positions. Ledyard Bancorp invested in 2.35% or 212,528 shares. Baillie Gifford invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Millennium Ltd Liability owns 1.50 million shares. Mcrae Capital Mngmt Incorporated holds 4.66% or 169,961 shares in its portfolio. The third largest holder is Capital World Investors, which now holds $24.28 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 4.35% of its market capitalization. British Columbia Investment Mngmt reported 2.41% stake. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 0% or 7,439 shares. It is negative, as 5 investors sold Culp, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. $172.24 million worth of stock was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III on Wednesday, May 3. Berson Corrado Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 1.33% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 34,576 shares. $207,339 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C. 26,694 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.84 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 1.50, from 3 in 2016Q3. MUBADALA DEVELOPMENT CO PJSC had sold 45.00 million shares worth $613.35M on Friday, March 3. 4 funds opened positions while 4 raised stakes. Verus Fincl Ptnrs Incorporated reported 6,319 shares stake. North Star Investment Management Corp. owns 255,750 shares or 0.41% of their USA portfolio. Moreover, Sabby Management Llc has 0.01% invested in the company for 71,971 shares.

The company is now up by 0.12 percent from yesterday's close. Cumberland Ltd reported 241,170 shares. Quantitative Mngmt Llc reported 176,000 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0% of its portfolio in CAS Medical Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CASM). 171,277 are held by Hightower Ltd Liability Company. North Carolina-based Savings Bank Of America Corporation De has invested 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN). First Interstate State Bank invested in 207,071 shares.

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