Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Short Interest Update

Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 7,060,855 shares of company stock worth $512,251,908. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500. Asset Planning Services Ltd. increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 93.0% in the first quarter. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, August 13 to "Buy" rating. Its stake stood at $1,462,724,000 an increase of 4.0% as of the end of the quarter.

Microsoft Corporation's P/E ratio is 26.35 and market cap is 550.02B.

The company declined -0.44% and closed its last trading session at $72.79. About 23.15 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.18%. Current price places the company's stock 22.38% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 1.71%, away from the 50-day average and also -0.72% away from 20-day average.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 30 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. Ridgeworth Cap Management Ltd invested in 0.05% or 76,880 shares. $17.25M worth of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by AMOS PAUL S II. Carmignac Gestion, France-based fund reported 5.24M shares. Agf Investments holds 751,228 shares. (NYSE:LOW). State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 737,078 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Northern Trust Corporation holds 0.01% or 626,448 shares. Ngam Advsrs LP invested in 1.61M shares. Amica Mutual Communication reported 2.22% stake. Grandfield Dodd Limited Liability has invested 4.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (NYSE:NFX). Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mgmt reported 0.02% in Newfield Exploration Co. Susquehanna Intll Grp Inc Inc Limited Liability Partnership owns 1.79 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Trinity Street Asset Management Llp has invested 6.41% in the stock. California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0.01% in Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE). Employees Retirement Of Texas has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE).

Among 28 analysts covering Newfield Exploration Co. This recommendation lands on a scale between 1 and 5. Therefore 40% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 34 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The brokerage now has a buy rating on the software giant's stock. The stock of Newfield Exploration Co. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. FinnCap maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 835 target in Tuesday, June 27 report. "Bruyette & Woods;KBW; KBW" upgraded the stock to "Mkt Perform" rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The rating was maintained by FinnCap on Wednesday, August 5 with "Buy". The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 23.

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On the profit side, the company posted net income of $20.9 million, or $1.18 a share, down from $26.4 million, or $1.45 a share. Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC cut its position by selling 1,609 shares a decrease of 1.9% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 insider sales for $21.37 million activity.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 14th. The ex-dividend date will be on Tuesday the 16th of May 2017. $207,339 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Capossela Christopher C. 2.50M shares were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III, worth $173.51 million.

Decatur Capital Management Inc decreased Paypal Holdings Inc. stake by 52,331 shares to 397,566 valued at $15.69 million in 2016Q4. Therefore 17% are positive.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. (NYSE:LOW), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Pacific Crest reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a report on Thursday, April 20th. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by FinnCap with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, July 21 with "Sell".

BMO Capital Markets reiterated their outperform rating on shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, July 16th, Marketbeat reports. The correct version of this news story can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/08/11/sanford-c-bernstein-reiterates-87-00-price-target-for-microsoft-corporation-msft-updated-updated.html. Alembic has "Buy" rating and $2300 target. Vetr downgraded Microsoft Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $71.27 target price for the company.in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Friday, May 6 with "Buy". On Monday, August 29 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy".

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Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $1.34 billion activity. The value of the investment in Microsoft Corporation went from $2,425,000 to $12,385,000 increasing 410.7% since the last quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings Llc acquired 5,391 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%.

In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 7,000,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. S&T Retail Bank Pa invested in 0.16% or 14,025 shares. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. Highlander Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.34% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ptnrs Limited Oh Adv holds 1.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31,432 shares. Parthenon Limited Com stated it has 6.39% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was first published by Chaffey Breeze and is the sole property of of Chaffey Breeze. Gamble Jones Counsel holds 399,477 shares or 2.75% of its portfolio. Sandy Spring Bankshares has 276,586 shares for 1.79% of their portfolio. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81 million.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) closed with a change of -0.56%
The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$16.45 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$14.19. Calamos Advisors LLC downsized its ownership by shedding 64,800 shares a decrease of 15.0% in the quarter.

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