Markston International LLC Decreased Its Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stake by $3.25 Million

June 27, 2018 - By Maria Fierro

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corporate LogoDuring Q1 2018 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.74. That’s change of 0.03, from 2017Q4’s 0.77. 49 investors sold all, 1035 reduced holdings as MSFT ratio fall. 665 rose positions while 142 funds took positions. Funds hold 5.38 billion shares thus 1.45% less from 2017Q4’s 5.46 billion shares. Ulysses Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 257,500 shs. Schmidt P J Mgmt reported 3.33% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Jbf Inc owns 2.88% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 199,610 shs. Btr Cap Management accumulated 206,840 shs. 168,109 were accumulated by Brown Advisory Limited Liability Company. Wg Shaheen & Assoc Dba Whitney & stated it has 94,496 shs. Valley Natl Advisers invested in 2.43% or 71,488 shs. Tiger Global Mngmt Ltd accumulated 13.21 million shs. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership reported 55,925 shs stake. Robecosam Ag holds 155,819 shs. Anchor Cap Advsrs Lc has 1.08% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 341,040 shs. Channing Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 0.36% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Marsico Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Susquehanna Grp Limited Liability Partnership has 0.05% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The New York-based Burns J W Ny has invested 4.29% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

MSFT registered $1.39 million net activity with 1 buy and 4 sales since February 16, 2018. Capossela Christopher C sold $325,500 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, February 23.

In 2018Q1 SEC filling is reported Markston International Llc’s holdings in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) which was decreased by 9.17%. The company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined as Markston International Llc sold 35,704 shares. At the end of 2018Q1, the institutional investor held 353,714 shares of the prepackaged software company, priced at $32.28M, down from 389,418 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Microsoft Corporation has $761.25 billion MC. MSFT touched $99.08 during the last trading session after $0.69 change.Microsoft Corporation has volume of 21.68M shares. Since June 27, 2017 MSFT has risen 41.28% and is uptrending. MSFT outperformed the S&P 500 by 28.71%.

For a total of shares it increased its holding in by shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in .

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s earnings report is awaited by WallStreet on July, 19, as reported by RTT. Analysts forecast $1.08 EPS, which is $0.10 up or 10.20 % from 2017’s $0.98 EPS. This could reach $8.30B profit for MSFT assuming the current $1.08 EPS will become reality. Analysts at Wall Street see Microsoft Corporation’s 13.68 % EPS growth compared to $0.95 EPS for previous quarter.

For more Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news released recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Nasdaq.com, Seekingalpha.com, Finance.Yahoo.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Microsoft: This Might Turn Me Into A Bull” released on June 25, 2018, “Is the Retail Cashier an Endangered Species?” on June 26, 2018, “Microsoft’s 1-Foot Hurdle” with a publish date: June 26, 2018, “Details of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1000 Chip for Windows 10 Laptops Leak” and the last “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

A total of 25 analysts rate Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) as follows: 23 “Buy”, 1 “Hold” and 1 “Sell”. Тherefore 92% are bullish. The firm has $130 highest and $62.0 lowest target. The avg target $107.14 is 8.13% above the last ($99.08) price. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 57 ratings reports on Jun 27, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. In Monday, March 26 report Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating. On Monday, June 11 the firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given. On Friday, January 26 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co. On Monday, June 25 the firm earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities. On Thursday, April 12 Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. On Thursday, February 1 the stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, January 31 the company was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, May 11. On Wednesday, January 31 the company was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, April 12.

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