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Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Morgan Stanley Increases Microsoft (MSFT) Price Target to $130.00

Morgan Stanley Increases Microsoft (MSFT) Price Target to $130.00

At the end of 2017Q4, the 112,730 shares of the prepackaged software company held by the institutional investor were priced at $9.64M, down from 170,505 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market cap of $690,748.44, a P/E ratio of 28.01, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.07. The stock increased 1.64% or $1.96 during the last trading session, reaching $121.83. About 5.70M shares traded. Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.22B market cap company. It has underperformed by 12.04% the S&P500. Profit Management Limited Company reported 31,336 shares. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Tiger Global Management LLC now owns 10,487,500 shares of the software giant's stock worth $722,903,000 after purchasing an additional 8,369,500 shares during the period. The stock has returned 1.65% during the last five consecutive trading sessions. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. MSFT reported a change of 3.20% over the last week and performed -1.40% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of 7.94%. It fall, as 75 investors sold KMI shares while 372 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. About 16.15 million shares traded. Ogorek Anthony Joseph Adv owns 430 shares. For the prior reporting period, the company posted quarterly earnings per share of 3.96. First Eagle Investment Limited Liability Co holds 4.89% or 24.31M shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Harris Associates Ltd Partnership owns 2.00M shares or 0.63% of their United States portfolio. Virtu Financial Llc, a New York-based fund reported 13,610 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Group Ltd Liability Com accumulated 8 shares or 0% of the stock. 344.43 million shares or 3.28% less from 356.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1832 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 1,594 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. Cwm invested in 0% or 200 shares. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 4 by CLSA. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $62.23. Using market capitalization to show the size of a company is important because company size is a basic determinant of various characteristics in which shareholders are interested, counting risk. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, March 20. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform" on Monday, July 17. The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,764,878 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $131,466,000 after acquiring an additional 27,962 shares during the period. It also increased its holding in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 37,159 shares in the quarter, for a total of 41,686 shares, and has risen its stake in Walt Disney Co/The (NYSE:DIS).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold POST shares while 68 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. Over the last 4 weeks, shares have seen a change of -2.53%. Sather Fincl Group holds 164,075 shares. Eastern Bancshares has invested 1.23% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. Westend Advsrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 567,536 shares or 4.49% of all its holdings. Hightower Lc reported 51,034 shares stake. Trexquant Lp stated it has 0.21% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Echostar Corporation-Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter. Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 286,583 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 174,778 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $16,254,354. Institutional investors own 73.85% of the company's stock.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 84.35% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 9.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The software giant reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. MSFT's profit will be $6.54 billion for 27.16 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth. Analysts' mean recommendation for the stock is 1.80 (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 78% are positive. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, June 14 with "Buy" rating. Piper Jaffray has "Overweight" rating and $64.0 target. On Friday, October 27 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given by Barclays Capital. Drexel Hamilton has "Buy" rating and $77 target. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, November 17 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 21.

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