Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 981 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 681 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 0.60% less from 5.31 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported.
Nokota Mngmt Lp stated it has 248,657 shares. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv stated it has 24.3% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Chilton Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has 2.49% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Summit Fincl Strategies Inc accumulated 0.48% or 9,212 shares. Moreover, Comerica Incorporated has 0.43% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31,820 shares. Timessquare Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 148,830 shares. Transamerica Fincl Advsrs has invested 0.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Alabama-based Regions Corporation has invested 2.02% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 12.83 million are held by Rhumbline Advisers. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested in 1.54% or 1.43 million shares. Valmark Advisers Inc reported 10,232 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Mcgowan Group Incorporated Asset Management Incorporated invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Essex Services holds 1.86% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 74,007 shares. Myriad Asset Mgmt Ltd accumulated 354,400 shares or 5.85% of the stock. Salem Capital Mngmt holds 6.31% or 103,221 shares in its portfolio.
Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $54.07 million activity. Hogan Kathleen T sold 40,000 shares worth $4.45 million. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $214,363 was sold by BROD FRANK H. On Friday, October 26 Nadella Satya sold $21.70M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 203,418 shares. Hood Amy sold $13.09M worth of stock or 118,000 shares.
Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report $1.09 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 13.54 % from last quarter’s $0.96 EPS. MSFT’s profit would be $8.37 billion giving it 23.41 P/E if the $1.09 EPS is correct. After having $1.14 EPS previously, Microsoft Corporation’s analysts see -4.39 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $102.06. About 8.75 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 30.43% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.43% the S&P500.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage
Among 15 analysts covering Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Microsoft had 19 analyst reports since July 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, July 20. Macquarie Research upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, October 12. Macquarie Research has “Outperform” rating and $21 target. Raymond James maintained it with “Strong Buy” rating and $124 target in Tuesday, July 17 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, October 25 with “Overweight” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, November 26. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $13000 target. PiperJaffray maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, July 17 with “Overweight” rating. On Thursday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 29 by Wedbush. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 20. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $117 target.
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $783.53 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 42.03 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 12/20/2018: BILI, BABA, ERIC, QTRH, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on December 20, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Buy Microsoft (MSFT) Stock on the Dip Amid Apple (AAPL) Uncertainty? – Nasdaq” published on January 09, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Technology Sector Update for 12/21/2018: CAMP, ARLO, CRCM, IDTI, MSFT, CSCO, AAPL, IBM, GOOG – Nasdaq” on December 21, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 01/14/2019: AXTI, CAMT, MAXR, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on January 14, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Pre-Market Most Active for Dec 31, 2018 : SQQQ, AMD, QQQ, APHA, MSFT, TQQQ, AAPL, GE, WFC, T, C, CHK – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 31, 2018.
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