How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Steadfast Capital Management LP now owns 4,006,839 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $263,890,000 after buying an additional 1,548,108 shares during the last quarter. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a positive share price momentum. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Swarthmore Group Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 67.56% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Amy Hood, an officer at (MSFT), sold 36000 shares to bring his total ownership in the stock to 466,763 shares. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 19,641 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,288,000 after buying an additional 1,628 shares during the last quarter.

The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $4.18. About 3.01M shares traded.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has shown an EPS growth of 6.30% in the last 5 years and sales growth of 4.10% for the same year while for the next 5 years; the EPS growth estimates 10.58%.Along with this Sales growth yoy (quarter over quarter) was considered as 11.90%. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Vetr raised shares of Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $65.26 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Microsoft Corporation had 135 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Strong Buy" rating given on Monday, November 30 by Raymond James. (NYSE:DYN). Amer Intll Grp Incorporated Inc holds 0% in Dynegy Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 8 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 6 with "Overweight".

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 Investorplace.com with their article: "Microsoft Corporation Quietly Gives Up Smartphones" published on November 21, 2017, Investorplace.com published: "Why Microsoft Corporation Stock Is More Reliable than Apple Inc". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, February 19 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $73.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of RS in report on Tuesday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. If the yield were to stay constant, but the stock price to decrease, then you would see an increase in the dividend yield. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 37 investors sold Global Positioning System shares while 130 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 359 raised stakes. 213.05 million shares or 1.34% more from 210.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Guinness Asset Management Ltd grew its stake in shares of Microsoft by 9.5% during the first quarter. Benedict Advisors has 111,577 shares for 4.28% of their portfolio. Us Bank De invested in 1.67M shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 15.37 million shares. Cullen Llc invested in 1.16 million shares or 2.81% of the stock. Tudor Investment Et Al holds 0.07% or 33,604 shares in its portfolio. Dynamic Capital Mngmt Limited has 0.12% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. 126.61 million shares or 0.19% less from 126.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Empyrean Cap Partners Ltd Partnership has 1.31 million shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. The option since executed brings Panke ownership to 51706 shares. Caxton LP has 0.06% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 125,000 shares. Grassi Investment Mngmt holds 0.08% or 14,300 shares. Homrich & Berg owns 61,489 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Moreover, Glg Lc has 0.22% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL).


Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc decreased Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) stake by 15,824 shares to 12,254 valued at $499,000 in 2017Q2. Hp Inc was reduced too.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments.

Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT) has a current MF Rank of 6052. 165,080 are owned by Grimes Inc. Groesbeck Mngmt Corp Nj holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5,800 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Ltd Liability Corp, a Oregon-based fund reported 78,372 shares. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia stated it has 213,378 shares. Loomis Sayles Com L P invested 1.9% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 116,205 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,770,516.40. Scharf Ltd Com invested in 3.75 million shares.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) traded down $3.18 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $81.08. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth. Eaton Vance has invested 1.66% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Kanawha Cap Management holds 236,617 shares. Guardian Investment Management has 1.98% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Also included in the list of buyers for the last 3 months Helmut Panke who executed a direct buy for 589 shares on November 28, 2017.Director Charles W Scharf bought 589 shares on November 28, 2017, bringing his total number of shares held to 36750.

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