The Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Short Interest Down 7.1% in October

James Marshall
November 14, 2017

Ltd. now owns 2,426,204 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $180,728,000 after purchasing an additional 124,007 shares during the last quarter. Commscope Hldg Co Inc now has $6.48B valuation. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board acquired 35,254 shares as Dow Chem Co (DOW)'s stock rose 0.05%. About 690,529 shares traded.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Btr Capital Management Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 7.6% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $64.00 price target on shares of Microsoft Corporation and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. The Covington Capital Management holds 396,470 shares with $27.33 million value, up from 389,434 last quarter.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has surged 0.07% and closed its last trading session at $83.93. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, ONCE is a stock with 36.75 million shares outstanding that normally trades 8.21% of its float. Microsoft Corp Com now has $645.98 billion valuation. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and set a $82.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a report on Friday, July 21st. Therefore 83% are positive. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Monday, September 25 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, May 29. Vetr has "Strong-Buy" rating and $47.76 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, July 20.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. Capossela Christopher C had sold 3,000 shares worth $207,339.

In related news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 5,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 27th.

Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.42 dividend. Its up 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. United Services Automobile Association owns 8.63 million shares or 1.81% of their U.S. portfolio. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams accumulated 32,111 shares. Harding Loevner Lp has invested 0.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Westpac has invested 0% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Verity Asset Mgmt accumulated 10,462 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Com owns 0.27% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 279,850 shares. Natixis holds 0.53% or 1.69M shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins has 3.42M shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Company accumulated 1.9% or 443,058 shares. Jacobs & Ca invested in 164,257 shares. Kiltearn Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 258,580 shares. Vf Corp (NYSE:VFC) was reduced too.

More notable recent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Apple, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Walt Disney and ..." on November 13, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: "Proxy adviser ISS sides against five Twenty-First Century Fox directors" published on October 30, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "Why Twenty-First Century Fox Inc". MSFT's profit will be $6.63B for 24.26 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. Psagot Investment House reported 0.02% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Microsoft Corporation was covered by a number of analysts recently, 16 rated the stock as Buy, 11 rated Outperform, 6 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 1 rated sell. Therefore 100% are positive. The company had revenue of $24.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.57 billion. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 9 by Goldman Sachs. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Lafayette reported 102,959 shares. On Wednesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold". Citigroup initiated the shares of COMM in report on Tuesday, December 20 with "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.21, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 52 investors sold COMM shares while 81 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. Dodge Cox, California-based fund reported 40.96 million shares. Wexford Cap Lp stated it has 195,090 shares or 0.91% of all its holdings. Solaris Asset Limited Com holds 2.06% or 48,327 shares. Shell Asset Management Co owns 30,020 shares. The North Carolina-based Carroll Financial has invested 0.01% in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX). Advantus Capital Management Inc has invested 0.04% in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX). At Bank & Trust holds 0.05% or 10,523 shares. Finally, Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation in the first quarter worth about $2,006,000. Cap Research Glob Investors owns 14.50M shares. River And Mercantile Asset Llp reported 1.04% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $643.84 billion market cap company. Leisure Capital Mgmt reported 35,443 shares.

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