Published: Tue, August 29, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc. Acquires 7860 Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

The Alpine Investment Management Llc holds 1.99 million shares with $123.93M value, down from 2.36M last quarter.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) traded down 0.25% on Tuesday, hitting $72.65. About 4,800 shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.72% the S&P500.

Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc.'s holdings in Microsoft Corporation were worth $2,213,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Pointstate Capital Lp sold 3.29M shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. Mondrian Limited stated it has 1.90 million shares. Avenir Corp boosted its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. The stock declined 0.11% or $0.21 reaching $198.73 on the news. This trading sentiment put the stock on Active spotlight. Looking at a shorter time period, shares have been seen -2.04% away from the 50 day high and 7.18% off the 50 day low price.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Therefore 23% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 109 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Global Equities Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $76.26. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company set a $82.50 target price on Microsoft Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Apriem Advsr reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wunderlich has "Hold" rating and $55 target. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Tuesday, December 22. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $58.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, November 30 to "Strong Buy". During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 EPS.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $1.04 billion activity.

Microsoft Corporation was covered by a number of analysts recently, 15 rated the stock as Buy, 8 rated Hold, 1 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.81M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, May 25. Also, insider G Mason Morfit sold 7,000,000 shares of Microsoft Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. About 4.78 million shares traded.

Short interest, or the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MSFT. 36 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. Point72 Asset Mngmt LP reported 254,600 shares. It also increased its holding in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 19,007 shares in the quarter, for a total of 963,890 shares, and has risen its stake in Resmed Inc (NYSE:RMD). Cambridge Investment Rech Inc has 8,678 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after buying an additional 42,243,011 shares in the last quarter. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 74.43 million shares stake. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Microsoft Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,334,099,000. Microsoft Corporation makes up 1.4% of US Bancorp DE's holdings, making the stock its 11th largest position. On average, analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post $3.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Lc stated it has 1.54% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Loeb Prtnrs Corporation accumulated 58,120 shares. West Coast Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lockheed Martin Inv holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 86,500 shares. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 230,160 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $14,302,000 after buying an additional 31,364 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2016. MSFT's debt-to-equity ratio is 1.19 versus a D/E of 0.74 for CTXS. 22 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 169.86 million shares or 0.23% less from 170.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nottingham Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Microsoft Corporation by 0.4% in the second quarter. (NYSE:LOW) for 3,324 shares. The Altman Z-score depends on five financial ratios that can be calculated from data found on a company's annual 10K report. (NYSE:LOW) for 9,600 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited owns 142,627 shares or 0.55% of their U.S. portfolio. Inr Advisory Serv Ltd Liability Corp reported 40 shares. Us Natl Bank De reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). (NYSE:LOW). Halsey Associate Ct invested 0.26% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Ariel Invs Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 2.55 million shares. Moreover, Nichols Pratt Advisers Limited Liability Partnership Ma has 0.78% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Invsts holds 2.99% or 33.37 million shares. California-based Wetherby Asset Management has invested 0.18% in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX). Cobblestone Advsrs Lc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. This recommendation lands on a scale between 1 and 5. 258,380 shares were sold by BURKE STEPHEN B, worth $10.07M. $1.46 million worth of stock was sold by FROOMAN THOMAS E on Thursday, March 23.

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