Microsoft Corp Institutional Investor Sentiment Improved in 2018 Q2

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Sentiment for Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) institutional sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.74 in 2018Q1. The ratio is better, as 839 funds started new and increased holdings, while 1000 cut down and sold stakes in Microsoft Corp. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 5.31 billion shares, down from 5.38 billion shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Microsoft Corp in their top 10 holdings increased from 903 to 937 for an increase of 34. Sold All: 35 Reduced: 965 Increased: 711 New Position: 128.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $815.98 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 43.78 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 decreased 0.17% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $106.3. About 28.79 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since November 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500.

Harvard Management Co Inc holds 31.75% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation for 1.37 million shares. Glaxis Capital Management Llc owns 70,000 shares or 29.84% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv has 22.84% invested in the company for 1.53 million shares. The New York-based Trb Advisors Lp has invested 20.02% in the stock. Srb Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.75 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 sales for $52.56 million activity.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 91% of Microsoft’s analysts are positive. Out of 23 Wall Street analysts rating Microsoft, 21 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $21 while the high is $140. The stock’s average target of $117.14 is 10.20% above today’s ($106.3) share price. MSFT was included in 31 notes of analysts from May 17, 2018. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $113 target in Friday, July 20 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was reinitiated by Atlantic Securities with “Overweight” on Monday, June 25. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, October 25 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, June 13. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 17 by PiperJaffray. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, July 20. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 20 by BMO Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, June 11. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $12300 target.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft: Old Tech Giant Successfully Transforming Its Business Model” on October 24, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Why SAP Stock Is Getting Hammered After Its Qualtrics Acquisition” published on November 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft and Walmart will open joint engineering office” on November 05, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft acquires two RPG game studios” published on November 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft wins Gap cloud business” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

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