Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Sellers Covered 1.25% of Their Shorts

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 925 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 758 raised stakes. 5.48 billion shares or 3.82% more from 5.28 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported.
Whittier Co Of Nevada holds 3.19% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 379,705 shares. Daiwa Sb holds 125,010 shares or 2.93% of its portfolio. Invest Of Virginia Ltd holds 1.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 61,555 shares. 7,950 were reported by Shikiar Asset Management Inc. Nbw Cap Lc owns 77,535 shares. Pettee Invsts Incorporated holds 1.13% or 15,660 shares. Alpinvest Ptnrs Bv accumulated 36,807 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins Co, a Illinois-based fund reported 9.39 million shares. Blue Financial Cap Inc holds 4.07% or 67,025 shares in its portfolio. Cap Mngmt stated it has 21,524 shares. 10,651 were reported by Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Company. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advisors Limited Company, Minnesota-based fund reported 18,617 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And owns 0.62% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 59,190 shares. Security State Bank Of So Dak reported 18,182 shares. Moreover, Oakworth Cap has 1% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 43,422 shares.

Since October 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $58.46 million activity. $4.06 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Hogan Kathleen T. Capossela Christopher C sold 4,000 shares worth $432,000. The insider BROD FRANK H sold $2.15M.

The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) registered a decrease of 1.25% in short interest. MSFT’s total short interest was 39.27M shares in March as published by FINRA. Its down 1.25% from 39.77 million shares, reported previously. With 25.15 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their MSFT’s short positions. The short interest to Microsoft Corporation’s float is 0.52%.

The stock increased 1.15% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 54.63 million shares traded or 61.44% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 20.90% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $889.29 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 26.89 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.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Microsoft had 11 analyst reports since October 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 25 by Citigroup. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 12 report. Wedbush maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, February 25. Wedbush has “Buy” rating and $140 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, October 25. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 31 by Nomura. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, November 29. Deutsche Bank maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, November 26 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft rolls out its Game Stack – Seeking Alpha” on March 14, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Technology Sector Update for 02/28/2019: BOX, HPQ, TDOC, MSFT, AAPL, CSCO, IBM, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on February 28, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Technology Sector Update for 03/12/2019: MOMO, SWIR, AAPL, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on March 12, 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: “3 Dividend Stocks That Are Actually Worth Owning – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 22, 2019.

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