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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) EVP Sells $333920.00 in Stock

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) EVP Sells $333920.00 in Stock

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 25.07% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Arga Investment Management Lp holds 54,100 shares with $2.71 million value, up from 33,600 last quarter. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) now has 7.71 million shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $643.54B. About 22.08 million shares traded or 6.56% up from the average.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened at $82.40 on Friday. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

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Among 7 analysts covering CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Pacific Crest on Monday, November 2. Hilliard Lyons downgraded Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) on Monday, December 21 to "Underperform" rating.

Among 25 analysts covering Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, February 2 by N+1 Singer. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold" on Thursday, October 5. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, November 10 report. Evercore ISI restated a buy rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Robert W. Baird initiated the shares of WTR in report on Friday, October 14 with "Neutral" rating.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $2.14 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81M on Thursday, May 25. About 26,815 shares traded. The business had revenue of $24.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.57 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.76 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post 3.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,000 shares of Microsoft Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Microsoft from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. On November 3 Deutsche Bank AG maintained a stock rating of "Buy" targeting a price of $100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. Wunderlich maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Friday, June 17 with "Hold" rating. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, November 23. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, September 13 report.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Microsoft Corporation Is Deep in Artificial Intelligence Waters" on November 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Why Microsoft Will Keep Making New Highs" published on November 14, 2017, Investorplace.com published: "Microsoft Corporation Stock is Everything IBM Once Was… and More" on November 10, 2017. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $7600 target. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy".

Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.42 dividend. Its up 0.05, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Great Lakes Advsr Ltd Liability Company has 2.13% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.26 million shares. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Investment Counsel Ltd Liability owns 107,811 shares or 1.51% of their USA portfolio. 920.44 million shares or 3.28% less from 951.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 40,647 were reported by Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Limited Liability holds 0.2% or 30,576 shares in its portfolio. The institutional investor held 52,081 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.86M, up from 42,845 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Cleef Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Microsoft Corporation by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. The Australia-based Macquarie Group Ltd has invested 0.72% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct stated it has 1.22M shares. Rbf Capital Llc bought 30,000 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. Hamel Assocs has invested 1.14% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Oak Ridge Investments Limited Liability Co holds 547,838 shares. Rbf Capital Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $635.68B market cap company. The Firm is focused on delivering software-defined all-flash solutions that are fast and cloud-capable for customers, enabling clients to put data to work for their businesses. It has a 11.96 P/E ratio.

Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on MSFT. The stock's short float is around of 0.70% and short ratio is 2.78. Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) has risen 0.64% since November 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q2 2017. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.71, for a total transaction of $3,999,050.00. 108 funds opened positions while 638 raised stakes. Hexavest Incorporated holds 2.31% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) for 2.34 million shares. Baystate Wealth Management LLC now owns 10,688 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $184,000 after acquiring an additional 374 shares during the period. Lord Abbett Limited Liability has 569,913 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Carnegie Asset Mngmt Lc reported 21,619 shares stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny invested in 0.01% or 42,019 shares. Wellcome (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome reported 6.50 million shares. Lpl Fin Ltd owns 888 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, First Quadrant Lp Ca has 0% invested in CoStar Group Inc (NASDAQ:CSGP) for 300 shares. Jacobs And Ca invested 1.82% of its portfolio in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). They expect $-0.23 earnings per share, up 4.17% or $0.01 from last year's $-0.24 per share. Cordasco Financial Ntwk holds 19,037 shares. Host Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was raised too. Usa Financial Portformulas owns 6,246 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Crossvault Cap Ltd Llc reported 60,461 shares.

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