Sentiment for Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) institutional sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. The ratio is better, as 926 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 980 cut down and sold stakes in Microsoft Corp. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 5.48 billion shares, up from 5.28 billion shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Microsoft Corp in their top 10 stock positions increased from 981 to 989 for an increase of 8. Sold All: 55 Reduced: 925 Increased: 758 New Position: 168.
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $847.86 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 25.63 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.
The stock increased 0.11% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $110.51. About 22.82 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since March 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.
Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.00 EPS, up 5.26 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.95 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $7.67B for 27.63 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09 % negative EPS growth.
Ah Equity Partners Iii L.L.C. holds 100% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation for 905,934 shares. Sc Us (Ttgp) Ltd. owns 3.24 million shares or 34.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Duquesne Family Office Llc has 27.16% invested in the company for 4.62 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Harvard Management Co Inc has invested 24.14% in the stock. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv, a Germany-based fund reported 1.53 million shares.
Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $58.46 million activity.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage
Ratings analysis reveals 86% of Microsoft’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Microsoft, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $21 while the high is $140. The stock’s average target of $111.86 is 1.22% above today’s ($110.51) share price. MSFT was included in 10 notes of analysts from October 12, 2018. Morgan Stanley maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, February 21. Morgan Stanley has “Buy” rating and $140 target. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Monday, February 25 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Friday, October 12 to “Outperform”. As per Thursday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, October 25 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 26 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 29 by Wedbush.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft discovers hack targeting European democratic institutions – Seeking Alpha” on February 20, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 02/12/2019: VRNS, MIME, SHOP, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, IBM, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on February 12, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft launches cloud security product – Seeking Alpha” on February 28, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 02/15/2019: MRIN, LOGM, TLND, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, IBM, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on February 15, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “The Main Drivers of Microsoft Stock Are Still Intact – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 14, 2019.
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