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Are Analysts Bullish about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after last week?

20 May 2017, 02:57 | Megan Pierce

Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $9.03 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 7.47, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $16.3, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 4.14. About 10.45 million shares traded. Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) has risen 6.00% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

Stillwater Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1163.07% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Franchise Partners Llp bought 89,425 shares as the company's stock 0.00%. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 119,567,792 shares of the software giant's stock worth $6,887,104,000 after buying an additional 1,223,999 shares in the last quarter. Microsoft now has $509.61B valuation.

If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved fell -0.06% to end the day at $77.30. About 137,349 shares traded.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock price rose 33.97 percent over the past one year, while increased 17.74 percent during the past 6 months. The 1-year High price of the stock is $69.71, while the 1-year low price is $47.14. They expect $0.70 earnings per share, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year's $0.69 per share. MSFT's profit will be $5.48 billion for 24.10 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MSFT. Pacific Center for Financial Services purchased a new stake in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000. A D Beadell Invest Counsel reported 23,950 shares. Fiduciary Mngmt Inc Wi invested in 4.48 million shares. Westpac Bk accumulated 2.80 million shares. First PREMIER Bank now owns 14,400 shares of the software giant's stock worth $830,000 after buying an additional 4,949 shares during the period.

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. If shares can stay above the price resistance around $68.58/share, that could help propel Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) higher to the next line of resistance at $69.67/share. Glenmede Na holds 3.24M shares or 1.1% of its portfolio.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 78,803 shares. Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 1.8% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). () by 158,819 shares to 126,029 shares, valued at $8.64 million in 2017Q1, according to the filing. Therefore 82% are positive. RBC Capital Markets maintained Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) on Thursday, November 19 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, January 11. Tigress Financial upgraded shares of Microsoft from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, January 23rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an "overweight" rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". Vetr upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, September 2 to "Strong-Buy" rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 24 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, January 22 by Liberum Capital. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $56 target in Friday, October 23 report.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $2.54 billion activity. BROD FRANK H also sold $490,125 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, January 30. The insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,694 shares worth $1.84M. Harvest Cap Management stated it has 3,691 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. State Street reported 0.04% in Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS). M&R Cap owns 90,598 shares. 52 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. Essex Financial Svcs reported 94,355 shares. Institutional investors own 72.29% of the company's stock. Legacy Private Tru Co has invested 0.16% in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB). Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Lc holds 0.02% or 1,045 shares. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. Numeric Invsts Limited reported 56,569 shares. 81,056 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Edgemoor Invest Inc has 421,049 shares for 3.98% of their portfolio. 13,694 were reported by Envestnet Asset Incorporated. $227,683 worth of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) shares were sold by BLACK JEFFREY P. Joel Isaacson Limited Company accumulated 48 shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.40, for a total value of $297,270,400.00.

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