*Winslow Capital Management LLC Continues to Hold Stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

May 3, 2018 - By Joshua Cleveland

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.06, from 2017Q3’s 0.83. The ratio worsened due to MSFT positioning: 39 sold and 1012 reduced. 134 funds bought positions and 676 increased positions. Investors holded 5.51 billion in 2017Q3 but now own 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less. Rnc Capital Mngmt Lc reported 3.17% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Daiwa Secs Inc has 355,347 shs for 0.21% of their capital. Marsico Cap Management Limited Liability reported 78,582 shs stake. Js Ltd Llc holds 124,000 shs or 5.13% of its capital. Massachusetts Financial Ser Communication Ma has invested 0.89% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cohen Capital Mngmt has 1.55% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 77,823 shs. Checchi Advisers Ltd Co holds 82,355 shs or 0.95% of its capital. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has invested 6.28% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Flippin Bruce And Porter has 2.09% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 115,087 shs. Aviance Capital Ptnrs Ltd Com has invested 0.67% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cim has invested 0.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com holds 2.19% or 17.66 million shs. Alley Ltd Company has 55,835 shs for 1.64% of their capital. Boston Partners owns 10.29M shs for 1.04% of their capital. Capwealth Advsrs Limited Liability Co, Tennessee-based fund reported 252,896 shs.

MSFT had 3 insider sales and 0 insider buys since February 16, 2018. This’s net activity of $930,912.

Winslow Capital Management Llc’s stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is increased by 21.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 1.94 million shares were bought by Winslow Capital Management Llc as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The prepackaged software company reported $929.23M value for the 2017Q4. Now the institutional investor is holding 10.86M shares, compared to the 8.92M from the previous quarter. Microsoft Corp has $714.69 billion MC. MSFT is reaching $93.02 during the last trading session, after decreased 0.52%.Microsoft Corporation has volume of 1.49M shares. Since May 3, 2017 MSFT has risen 37.43% and is uptrending. MSFT outperformed the S&P 500 by 25.88%.

About $33.78B and $18.18 billion US Long portfolio Winslow Capital Management Llc manages. It decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 356,602 shares to 4.03 million shares, valued at $712.00M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Winslow Capital Management Llc has cut its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) and also reduced its holding in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 95,181 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.10 million shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

In total 24 analysts cover Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). “Buy” rating has 22, “Sell” are 1, while 1 are “Hold”. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 92% bullish analysts. With $130 highest and $62.0 lowest target price, Microsoft Corp has $105.41 average target price or 13.32% above the current ($93.02) price. 51 are the (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s ratings reports on 3 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, January 26 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co. The stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell” on Thursday, February 1. On Thursday, January 18 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. In Monday, March 26 report Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating. In Tuesday, April 24 report Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target. The company rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, February 1. On Wednesday, March 21 the firm has “Buy” rating by William Blair given. In Friday, April 27 report UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11400 target. On Friday, April 27 the firm has “Buy” rating given by J.P. Morgan. On Tuesday, February 6 the rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”.

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