Are Analysts Bullish about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after last week?

James Marshall
May 19, 2017

The stock decreased 3.12% or $0.015 on May 18, reaching $0.465. About 19.05M shares traded.

On 18 May 2017, Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC) shares moved to $5.10 after starting the day at $5.45. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 13.53% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Karpas Strategies Llc sold 5,567 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock 0.00%. Catawba Va accumulated 25,708 shares. Microsoft Corp now has $507.69 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.34% or $0.23 reaching $67.71.

About 979,826 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation has a 52-week low of 48.04 and a 52-week high of 69.71. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year's $0.69 per share. MSFT's profit will be $5.25B for 24.25 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. The software giant reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.04. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. It increased, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. Kessler Investment Group LLC raised its position in Microsoft by 7.9% in the third quarter. A D Beadell Invest Counsel reported 23,950 shares. Jensen owns 5.91 million shares. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc owns 20,916 shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. Florida-based Lba Wealth Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) will report its next earnings on April 27 AMC. Mufg Americas Hldgs Corp stated it has 2.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Whale Rock Capital Management Llc decreased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) stake by 165,727 shares to 439,583 valued at $38.60 million in 2016Q4. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued. M&R Cap owns 90,598 shares. Pinnacle Associates holds 769,164 shares or 0.96% of its portfolio.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Microsoft Corporation, where 14 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 13 analysts have given a Buy signal, 9 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 1 analyst rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 82% are positive. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Microsoft Corporation is 24.08 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 24.5 Billion. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, January 6 with "Outperform" rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Hold" rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 22. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with "Buy" on Friday, August 5. On Monday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". Finally, Wunderlich increased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, January 27th. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 27 by Citigroup. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by BMO Capital Markets. Laurentian has "Buy" rating and $11 target. $297.28M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Morfit G Mason on Tuesday, February 21. Also, insider Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,694 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. On Monday, January 30 the insider BROD FRANK H sold $490,125. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 21 by Nomura. Washington Cap Inc holds 3,000 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Lj Tru Limited Liability Com owns 611,656 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 1 in 2016Q3. The fund purchased 152,501 shares of the software giant's stock, valued at approximately $9,476,000. 76 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes.

Cooke And Bieler Lp holds 0.01% or 4,600 shares. Thus, it is a good stock for the long-term investor. Chesley Taft And Assoc Lc has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB). Panagora Asset Mngmt owns 2.43% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 8.54 million shares. 69,339 were reported by Investment Mgmt Of Virginia Limited. Baker Ellis Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.25% or 6,630 shares.

The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -2.78%, closing at the stock price of $67.48. The company's beta value is at 0.99. The insider Vounatsos Michel bought 1,402 shares worth $380,433. Fry John J sold $325,116 worth of stock or 3,927 shares.

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