Stifel Nicolaus Indicates Potential 5.8% Increase In Shares Of Microsoft Corporation

The institutional investor owned 518,700 shares of the chip maker's stock at the end of the third quarter. The Company also designs and sells hardware and delivers online advertising to the customers. Global X Management Co. The 52 week high Microsoft Corporation's shares have peaked at is 65.91 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 48.04. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 1.91% of Butensky Cohen Financial Security Inc's portfolio.Asset Management firm, Cascade Investment Advisors reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 2,000 shares or 4.5% in the most recent quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 3,178 shares of the chip maker's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 847 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD increased its position in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 1.5% in the second quarter. For the next 5 years, Microsoft Corporation is expecting Growth of 9.05% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 0.34% per annum. Professional Advisory Services Inc. now owns 7,531 shares of the software giant's stock worth $385,000 after buying an additional 601 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 93,704,245 shares of the software giant's stock worth $4,794,838,000 after buying an additional 6,760,471 shares during the period. The company's beta value is at 1.08. Firm weekly performance is 2.93% while year to date (YTD) performance is 10.71%.

Microsoft Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 30.74 and Forward P/E ratio of 19.66. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.08/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 11.8%.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MSFT to be 1.3%. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. ENG quarterly performance is 100.00% while firm's price to sale ratio is 1.27 and price to book ratio is 2.13. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 14th. Microsoft Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 73.59%.

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MSFT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports.

In the prior 12 months Microsoft Corporation's stock price has increased by 28.93% from 49.85 to 64.27. Norway Savings Bank purchased a new position in shares of Microsoft Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $806,000. Vetr raised shares of Microsoft Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $63.17 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on Microsoft Corporation to $45.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a research note on Friday. It also has 23 Buy, two Overweight, nine Hold, and two Sell ratings given by analysts at FactSet Fundamentals. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $66.10. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.51, for a total transaction of $726,120.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 243,306 shares of the company's stock, valued at $14,252,865.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.58, for a total value of $1,088,592.14. The Hedge Fund company now holds 248,285 shares of MSFT which is valued at $15,689,129. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 47,081,885 shares of the software giant's stock worth $2,409,180,000 after buying an additional 980,414 shares during the period. Insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company.

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. Its segments are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing.

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