Q4 Sentiment Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Joanna Estrada
April 9, 2018

Novation Companies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:NOVC) has 0.00% since April 8, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500.

Polen Capital Management Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 2.11% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Beach Investment Management LLC. now owns 279,537 shares of the software giant's stock worth $19,268,000 after purchasing an additional 252,847 shares in the last quarter. The Tiverton Asset Management Llc holds 474,306 shares with $40.57M value, up from 435,101 last quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $694.75B market cap company. On during the last trading session the stock decreased $2.15 or 2.33%, reaching $90.23.Microsoft Corporation has 38.03M shares volume, 10.05% up from normal.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 25.88%.

Stoneridge Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $1.01 billion and $625.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) by 177,923 shares to 184,883 shares, valued at $9.28 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Tokio Marine Asset Management Ltd owns 68,058 shares.

MSFT had 3 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since February 16, 2018. Investors of record on Thursday, May 17th will be paid a $0.42 dividend. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. 39 investors sold all, 1012 reduced holdings as MSFT ratio is negative. The ratio dived, as 810 funds opened new or increased equity positions, while 1051 reduced and sold their stakes in Microsoft Corp. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 243,306 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,252,865.48.

Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Microsoft Co. Clearbridge Limited Com has invested 3.06% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. West Family Invs holds 0.93% or 42,400 shares. Telemark Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 1.68% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Dynamic Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 1.87% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 63,491 shares. 160,259 are held by Zweig. Patten Patten Tn holds 229,540 shares. Sage Group owns 1,700 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Dnb Asset Mgmt As accumulated 4.11 million shs. Maple Capital Mngmt holds 4.42% or 201,110 shares. 18,500 were accumulated by Snow L P. Benedict Financial Advsr invested 4.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). During the same period past year, the firm earned $0.83 earnings per share. MSFT's profit will be $6.54 billion for 26.54 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. The software giant reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 78% are positive. Vetr raised shares of Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $104.63 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Microsoft presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $100.14. Oppenheimer maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy" rating. William Blair reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $100.14. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, October 9 to "Hold". The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Thursday, August 4 with "Hold" rating.

Maplelane Capital Llc decreased Altaba Inc stake by 620,000 shares to 1.35 million valued at $94.30 million in 2017Q4.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 6 buys, and 0 sales for $124,560 activity. The insider CHAVEZ R. MARTIN sold $3.07 million. DA Davidson downgraded the shares of BOFI in report on Thursday, August 6 to "Neutral" rating. (NYSE:T) for 554,448 shares. MANDRACCHIA STEPHEN P also bought $11,020 worth of Hudson Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares were sold by ROGERS JOHN F.W. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $2.70M was made by SALAME PABLO J on Thursday, February 1. Parrillo Richard had bought 10,000 shares worth $57,950.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 26 investors sold HDSN shares while 26 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. About 25.12M shares traded. 56,900 were accumulated by Daiwa Securities Grp. World Asset Management Inc's holdings in Microsoft were worth $60,333,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. (NYSE:GS) or 800 shares. Legacy Private Tru Company reported 62,583 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP invested in 461,967 shares. Qs Ltd holds 690,156 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 178,278 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,633,337.40. Hotchkis & Wiley Cap holds 1.25% or 1.30M shares. Choate Advisors reported 0.07% stake. The California-based Gamble Jones Counsel has invested 0.35% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 339,621 shares. It also reduced its holding in Sportsmans Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH) by 846,694 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.05 million shares, and cut its stake in Chicago Bridge And Iron (NYSE:CBI). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability holds 1.41 million shares or 1.26% of its portfolio.

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