Key Equity Analysts at UBS Didn’t Change their ‘Buy’ rating for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Shares Today. Their Target Price is $114.0000

June 13, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 49 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

Newman Dignan Sheerar has 49,982 shares. Natixis invested in 3.73M shares. Weatherly Asset Mngmt L P has invested 1.78% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Nbw Capital Ltd has invested 2.26% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Aviance Ltd Liability Company, a Florida-based fund reported 23,663 shares. Moreover, Iberiabank Corporation has 1.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shapiro Cap Ltd accumulated 2,481 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Lakeview Limited Liability has 1.6% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 22,976 shares. Dodge & Cox has 38.38 million shares for 2.83% of their portfolio. West Coast Limited Company holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 8,240 shares. Of Virginia Va invested in 2.69% or 205,737 shares. Artemis Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 1.28% or 907,834 shares. Cohen & Steers holds 0.1% or 343,382 shares in its portfolio. Stillwater Inv Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bailard holds 2.34% or 401,342 shares in its portfolio.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 insider sales for $1.39 million activity. Shares for $550,606 were bought by PETERSON SANDRA E on Tuesday, June 5.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Rating Reaffirmed

They currently have a $114.0000 PT on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The target price by UBS would suggest a potential upside of 13.04 % from the company’s stock close price. This has been disclosed in a research note on 13 June.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Microsoft Corp has $130 highest and $62.0 lowest target. $107.14’s average target is 6.24% above currents $100.85 stock price. Microsoft Corp had 57 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, May 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 26 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Monday, June 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by William Blair given on Wednesday, March 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, February 1. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 27 with “Overweight”.

The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $100.85. About 23.05 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 10.20 % or $0.10 from last year’s $0.98 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $8.30B for 23.34 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.68 % EPS growth.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $774.85 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 81.99 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” on June 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft And GitHub: Why Pay With Stock?” on June 07, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Why the AT&T Inc. Court Win Does Not Guarantee Domination” published on June 13, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft Moves to Acquire GitHub” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

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