EPS for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Expected At $0.74

September 23, 2017 - By Louis Casey

 EPS for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Expected At $0.74
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 39 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Rathbone Brothers Pcl has 505,162 shares. Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership holds 1.9% or 11.70 million shares. 1.43M are owned by Harding Loevner L P. Ithaka Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.08% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Gm Advisory Gru stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Capwealth Advsrs Ltd invested in 2.72% or 196,712 shares. Armstrong Henry H Associates owns 1.09 million shares. Page Arthur B, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 48,437 shares. Meyer Handelman holds 2.38% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 816,140 shares. Hayek Kallen Inv Mngmt has invested 4.57% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Investment Prns Ltd Oh Adv has 1.94% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31,048 shares. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated, a California-based fund reported 5,081 shares. Fagan Associates invested 3.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Majedie Asset Limited stated it has 1.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sns Gp Lc stated it has 1.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. Another trade for 2.50M shares valued at $172.24 million was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III. The insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81M. Another trade for 7.00M shares valued at $481.95M was made by Morfit G Mason on Wednesday, May 3. $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 19. They expect $0.74 EPS, down 2.63 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.76 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.70B for 25.14 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.49 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.2 on September 22, reaching $74.41. About 14.11 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since September 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 112 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 27 with “Outperform”. Goldman Sachs maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 21. Barclays Capital has “Buy” rating and $8200 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, September 13. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by UBS. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Tigress Financial on Monday, January 23 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The company has market cap of $573.12 billion. The Firm develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. It has a 27.48 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Better Buy: Microsoft Corporation vs. HP Inc” on September 21, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft: Time For Dividend Raise” published on September 18, 2017, Valuewalk.com published: “Microsoft Corporation Announces Completion Of Highest-Capacity Undersea Cable” on September 22, 2017. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft Provides Strong Upside” published on September 19, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft Corporation Earnings: Mark Your Calendar” with publication date: September 19, 2017.

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