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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) held by 234 SEC 13F Filers

22 December 2017

The institutional investor held 435,101 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.41M, up from 302,101 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $659.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $85.5. About 1.28 million shares traded.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Verity & Verity LLC now owns 131,784 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $8,680,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 182,610 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.67 million, up from 179,410 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Carlyle Group LP for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.58 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $43.36. About 116,180 shares traded. (APB) has risen 33.00% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. Sold All: 36 Reduced: 29 Increased: 21 New Position: 28. Appropriate Balance Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 4.7% during the second quarter. Howe And Rusling reported 2.11% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Livingston Asset Management Company (Operating As Southport Cap Management) holds 0.32% or 10,032 shares in its portfolio. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Microsoft Poised To Take Over The (Smart) Universe" published on December 11, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Microsoft's Trillion Dollar Question" with publication date: December 11, 2017.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been given a $100.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued on Wednesday. Moreover, Water Island Capital Llc has 2.01% invested in the company for 2.02 million shares.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.71 in 2017 Q3. Appleton Partners Ma owns 98,226 shares or 1.23% of their U.S. portfolio. Kelly Lawrence W And Assoc Ca owns 8,465 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Hedeker Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 2.79% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The company has 7.71 Billion shares outstanding and 7.61 Billion shares were floated in market. Generation Investment Ltd Liability Partnership owns 7.66 million shares. Reilly Advsr Limited Liability Corp invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Groesbeck Inv Mngmt Corp Nj holds 0.31% or 5,800 shares. Cubic Asset Mgmt Ltd Company reported 2.69% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61 % or $0.03 from last year's $0.83 per share. MSFT's profit will be $6.63B for 24.85 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual earnings per share reported by The Carlyle Group L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.36% negative EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $513.86 million activity. On Wednesday, August 30 the insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98 million. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirty have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Microsoft Corporation has been given an analysts' mean target of 92.13. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, January 27 report. The stock has "Outperform" rating by William Blair on Friday, October 21. Bernstein maintained it with "Buy" rating and $87.0 target in Wednesday, September 27 report. Finally, UBS set a $105.00 target price on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Argus Research upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Nomura on Tuesday, April 19.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Microsoft Corporation" on December 10, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Microsoft's Trillion Dollar Question" published on December 11, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Should You Buy Microsoft At Current Prices?" on December 19, 2017. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $84 target. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $85.82. The Guernsey-based Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Limited has invested 0.2% in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Its up 0.42, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. Shamrock Asset Ltd Liability Company, a Texas-based fund reported 27,978 shares. It was reported on Dec, 22 by Barchart.com. Keel Point LLC now owns 9,459 shares of the software giant's stock worth $652,000 after buying an additional 2,349 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Incorporated accumulated 5.04M shares. Pnc Fincl Group holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio.

Among 20 analysts covering Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. The insider now directly owns 189,278 shares worth $16,183,269. 214,277 are owned by Northern Tru. Camelot Portfolios Ltd invested in 9,620 shares or 0.35% of the stock. D E Shaw & invested in 0% or 51,292 shares. American Grp owns 292,032 shares. (NASDAQ:SNC) earned "Hold" rating by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2.