The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a huge mover today! About 6.48M shares traded hands. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 9.72% since March 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.20% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $439.23B company. It was reported on Oct, 13 by Barchart.com. We have $51.92 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:MSFT worth $35.14 billion less.
Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 27. They expect $0.68 EPS, up 1.49% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.67 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.29 billion for 20.75 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.45% negative EPS growth.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage
Out of 23 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 17 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 74% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has been the topic of 59 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 29 by UBS. On Friday, August 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold”. Vetr downgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, August 27 to “Strong-Buy” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in a report on Wednesday, January 6 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of MSFT in a report on Tuesday, April 26 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of MSFT in a report on Tuesday, May 24 to “Outperform” rating. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 29 report.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Microsoft is a technology company. Their products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; cross-device productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. They also design and sell hardware including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. They offer cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content. They also provide consulting and product and solution support services, and they train and certify computer system integrators and developers.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.06 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 100 funds sold all Microsoft Corporation shares owned while 841 reduced positions. 97 funds bought stakes while 836 increased positions. They now own 5.44 billion shares or 3.78% less from 5.66 billion shares in 2016Q1.
Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 2.25% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The New York-based Grace And White Inc Ny has invested 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Blackrock Grp Ltd has 66.25 million shares for 1.76% of their US portfolio. First Hawaiian Fincl Bank holds 0.07% or 8,218 shares in its portfolio. Profund Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 1.3% or 523,068 shares. Boston Advsr Limited Liability Corporation last reported 1.31 million shares in the company. Mengis Cap Management Inc reported 66,628 shares or 3.01% of all its holdings. M&R Management holds 1.2% or 89,978 shares in its portfolio. Timber Creek Management Ltd Com holds 64,077 shares or 2.74% of its portfolio. Timessquare Capital Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 135,550 shares in the company. The Japan-based Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Limited has invested 0.84% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings holds 21.60M shares or 1.9% of its portfolio. Moreover, Yhb Advisors Incorporated has 2.69% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 238,947 shares. Mai Cap Mngmt has invested 1.01% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated reported 36.47M shares or 2.11% of all its holdings.
Insider Transactions: Since April 26, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $1.74 billion net activity. The insider Hogan Kathleen T sold $875,768. BROD FRANK H had sold 7,000 shares worth $359,686. GATES WILLIAM H III sold $265.22 million worth of stock. Capossela Christopher C also sold $271,587 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, May 20. 143,000 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $8.29 million were sold by Nadella Satya. 18.00M shares were sold by Morfit G Mason, worth $1.01B. On Monday, August 8 the insider Hood Amy sold $6.94 million.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Profitconfidential.com which released: “Microsoft Corporation: This Is a Big Threat to MSFT Stock” on October 12, 2016, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Analysis: Is It Cheap?” published on October 07, 2016, Fool.com published: “Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 10 Adoption Slows” on September 28, 2016. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Microsoft Corporation Is Giving Up on Fitness Bands” published on September 15, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Microsoft Corporation” with publication date: September 18, 2016.
MSFT Company Profile
Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Firm develops, licenses and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s divisions are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. The Firm also designs, makes and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, which integrate with its cloud offerings. The Firm offers an array of services, including cloud solutions that provide clients with software, services, platforms, and content, and the Company provides solution support and consulting services. The Firm also delivers relevant online advertising to a global audience. As of June 30, 2016, the Company operated in 190 countries throughout the world.
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