Microsoft (MSFT) Rating Reiterated by Wells Fargo & Co

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 1,648 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 653 shares in the last quarter. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc grew its stake in shares of Microsoft by 17.4% during the 2nd quarter. Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. Cimpress N.V. (NASDAQ:CMPR) has declined 6.38% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 8.72% the S&P500.

Finally, AlphaMark Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 1.1% in the second quarter. Roble Belko & Company Inc now owns 2,535 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the period. Ngam Advisors Lp who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $690.80B market cap company. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc now owns 10,100 shares of the software giant's stock worth $696,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) institutional sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017.

Analysts expect Cimpress N.V. (NASDAQ:CMPR) to report $0.83 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 22.43% from last quarter's $1.07 EPS. The ratio has increased, as 822 investment managers increased or opened new positions, while 992 sold and reduced positions in Microsoft Corp. (NYSE:UAL). Tillar reported 16,324 shares or 0.76% of all its holdings. Tower Bridge Advisors reported 95,470 shares. Morfit G Mason sold 7.00 million shares worth $507.89 million. Natixis Asset Management owns 256,176 shares. The investment professionals in our partner's database now possess: 5.51 billion shares, down from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2. Mount Vernon Associates Inc Md stated it has 29,396 shares or 3.62% of all its holdings. "(NASDAQ:MSFT) Shares Sold by Meyer Handelman Co." was posted by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. Teachers Annuity Association Of America invested in 0.35% or 175,800 shares. Wedge Mngmt L Limited Partnership Nc reported 0.19% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. Greenleaf Trust owns 496 shares. The Ascend Capital Llc holds 402,388 shares with $29.97M value, down from 415,994 last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 1,488 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First National Bank Sioux Falls now owns 15,629 shares of the software giant's stock worth $1,078,000 after acquiring an additional 1,365 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Ltd Com has 0.04% invested in Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM) or 300 shares. (NYSE:MLI). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% or 143,942 shares. Laurion Capital Mngmt LP owns 32,500 shares.

Colony Group Llc increased Expedia Inc Com (NASDAQ:EXPE) stake by 7,993 shares to 34,287 valued at $4.94M in 2017Q3. Strategic Finance Ser Incorporated has invested 0.79% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 67% are positive. Sky Solar Holdings had 11 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Microsoft comprises about 2.8% of Callahan Advisors LLC's portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 19 by Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:HVT) earned "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 12. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Monday, August 29. (The) reissued a buy rating and set a $72.00 target price (up from $68.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Friday. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Hold" on Wednesday, December 6. The firm earned "Mkt Perform" rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 22 with "Hold". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, August 21. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 83% are positive. MSFT was included in 141 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. The firm has a market capitalization of $679,500.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.99. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $76.0 target. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, September 27. (NYSE:STAY) on Wednesday, January 25 to "Buy" rating. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.08, for a total transaction of $1,261,200.00. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, July 21. Vetr downgraded the stock to "Strong-Buy" rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets.

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Bessemer Group Inc. Trims Holdings in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)
Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. grew its position in Philip Morris International by 0.3% during the second quarter. Us Comml Bank De holds 0.01% or 55,520 shares. 2,100 were accumulated by Eagleclaw Capital Managment Limited Com.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.86, from 2.26 in 2017Q2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MSFT. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Barclays PLC increased their target price on Microsoft Corporation from $70.00 to $71.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Friday. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Sell" rating. The Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 8.63 million shares with $645.73 million value, down from 9.56M last quarter. Asset invested in 757,603 shares or 1.87% of the stock. Sachem Head Management LP holds 4.05M shares or 14.33% of its portfolio. Invesco Limited owns 11,328 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Haverford Tru Company invested 2.66% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stock Yards Bancorp holds 279,102 shares. (NYSE:STAY) for 313,381 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd invested in 1.12 million shares. Schmidt P J Invest Inc reported 124,950 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. Td Asset Mgmt invested in 11.24 million shares or 1.25% of the stock. H5 - L.P. had sold 23,000 shares worth $535,938 on Wednesday, December 13.

Goldman Sachs upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, November 17. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.76 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Microsoft Co. will post 3.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. MSFT's profit will be $6.63 billion for 25.60 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality.

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