Should You Buy Or Sell Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) On Analyst Concensus?

James Marshall
September 1, 2017

(NYSE:CMG) has risen 7.62% since September 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

Sound Shore Management Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 13.51% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Microsoft Corporation accounts for 4.0% of Westchester Capital Management Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its 8th largest position. The Willingdon Wealth Management holds 61,913 shares with $3.85M value, down from 71,350 last quarter. The stock rose 0.09% or $0.07 reaching $74.84 per share. About 1,380 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since September 1, 2016 and is uptrending.

Glg Llc decreased Comerica Inc (CMA) stake by 80.07% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Gabelli Invest Advisers holds 10,000 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

According to Financial Times, The 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for A. O. Smith Corp have a median target of 60.00, with a high estimate of 64.00 and a low estimate of 52.50. Also, insider Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,763 shares of Microsoft Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.71, for a total transaction of $3,999,050.00.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 6.3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 4.1 percent.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. The fund owned 127,745 shares of the software giant's stock after selling 2,465 shares during the period. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 9.4%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 25.3%. Proffitt & Goodson has 0.76% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lockheed Martin Invest Management holds 0.45% or 86,500 shares in its portfolio. Payden & Rygel owns 332,500 shares or 1.91% of their USA portfolio. Eqis Capital Mgmt reported 49,345 shares. Stelac Advisory Lc invested in 1,646 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 0.02% or 7,253 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co has 0.37% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 552,330 shares. 12,408 were reported by Pathstone Family Office Ltd Com. Bridges Counsel has invested 1.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The share price was last seen 3.41% higher, reaching at $15.15 on August 31, 2017. North Amer Corporation has 192,787 shares. Bahl Gaynor Inc holds 4.17% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5.49 million shares. Therefore 82% are positive.

Microsoft Corporation had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. (The) reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 21 report. Wunderlich upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $70 target in Friday, October 21 report.

07/21/2017 - Microsoft Corporation had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, December 22 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, July 17. They now have a United States dollars 81.5 price target on the stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.44, from 1.54 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 72 investors sold CYH shares while 55 reduced holdings.

Nexvet Biopharma public limited company is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm focused on transforming the therapeutic market for companion animals by developing and commercializing species-specific biologics. Tci Wealth Advisors owns 47,788 shares or 1.56% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:DG). Invesco Limited holds 0.01% or 481,255 shares in its portfolio. Hennessy Advsr has 75,000 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. (NYSE:DG) for 77,224 shares. Smithfield holds 0.77% or 73,383 shares. Paradigm Asset Co Limited Com holds 9,103 shares. Fishman Jay A Mi holds 3,885 shares. Fiera Cap owns 11,374 shares. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at - in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 4.85 and sector's optimum level is 15.09. Qcm Cayman Ltd has invested 0.28% in Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH).

The stock increased 1.91% or $4.7 on August 31, reaching $250.83.'s news article titled: "TriNet to Participate at the Deutsche Bank 2017 Technology Conference" with publication date: August 30, 2017 was also an interesting one. Therefore 48% are positive. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, May 29. (NYSE:DG) on Friday, May 27 with "Outperform" rating.

07/31/2017 - Microsoft Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 21. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, March 17 by Oppenheimer. (NYSE:DG) earned "Neutral" rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, March 10. 10, a Alabama-based fund reported 31,595 shares. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, September 7 to "Underperform".

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