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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Technical Look

08 December 2017

BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $69 target. On Monday, November 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. (NYSE:MTW) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Seaport Global Securities. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $84.59. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 23. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to "Hold" on Friday, August 21.

Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 24.1% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

Generation Investment Management Llp increased Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) stake by 41,580 shares to 607,249 valued at $252.68 million in 2017Q2. The Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 446,000 shares with $30.74M value, down from 587,600 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation now has $638.61B valuation. Last trading transaction put the stock price at $81.59. Insider ownership during the a year ago has decreased by a net of 45.82 million shares. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. Old National Bancorporation In reported 246,700 shares. 14 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. Cardinal Cap Mgmt reported 230,546 shares stake.

The analyst reports contain Zacks Rank of either a Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Sell and Strong Sell, in addition to an in-depth, written description of the company. Van Den Berg Management I Inc, a Texas-based fund reported 1.51 million shares. Polar Llp holds 1.9% or 2.05 million shares in its portfolio. Nottingham Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. The stock has a market capitalization of $629,433.38, a P/E ratio of 24.14, a PEG ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.99. Clark Mngmt Grp has 436,693 shares for 1.17% of their portfolio. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 7.3% during the first quarter. Aqr Cap Mngmt Lc reported 22,128 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Brandes Investment Partners Lp acquired 16,819 shares as Posco (PKX)'s stock declined 1.32%. Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The invested 0.01% in Carclo plc (LON:CAR). Moody Bancorp Trust Division holds 77,586 shares. Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Com invested 0.05% in Carclo plc (LON:CAR). 211,806 are owned by Strategy Asset Managers Ltd Liability Company. Retirement Systems Of Alabama has 108,591 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. The Technical Plastics segment makes and sells fine tolerance and injection molded plastic components for use in the medical, optical, and electronic products.

The stock increased 0.73% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $33.12. About 161,940 shares traded. It has underperformed by 54.17% the S&P500. Capstone Financial reported 0.3% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sure, the percentage is discouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 5%, annually. MSFT's profit will be $6.63 billion for 23.87 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an "outperform" rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up from $85.00) on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twenty-nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 83% are positive.

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Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. Finally, Barclays reiterated an "overweight" rating and issued a $89.00 price target (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, October 27th. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Friday, January 27. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Monday, October 10 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 18 by Macquarie Research. (GS) has risen 39.23% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $65 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Wunderlich. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc raised its position in Microsoft by 17.4% during the second quarter. New Jersey-based Abner Herrman Brock Ltd Liability has invested 3.13% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ also announced increased position in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Serv Inc owns 340,303 shares. Diligent Invsts Limited Liability stated it has 63,487 shares or 3.1% of all its holdings. Windward Cap Co Ca, California-based fund reported 11,904 shares.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Clearbridge Ltd Liability has invested 1.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

In corporate news, shares of Bank of America rose 0.7 per cent around midday after the bank declared it would buy back an additional 5$ billion in stock. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Monday, May 22nd. The total dollar value of all 7.64 billion outstanding shares is 632.32 billion. Homrich Berg accumulated 61,489 shares or 0.37% of the stock.

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