(MSFT) Rating Reiterated by Oppenheimer Holdings Inc

Pablo Tucker
May 3, 2017

Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). They now have a $77.00 price objective on the software giant's stock, up from their prior price objective of $73.00. Welch Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $160,000.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.29% of the company's stock. The Sns Financial Group Llc holds 140,531 shares with $8.73 million value, up from 116,772 last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 1.3% in the first quarter. In most recent quarter, LT Debt/Equity ratio was listed at 1.09 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was noted at 1.20. Enterprise Financial Services Corp boosted its stake in Microsoft by 0.4% in the third quarter. Brick & Kyle Associates boosted its stake in Microsoft by 0.7% in the third quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 282,846 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $18,628,000 after buying an additional 5,527 shares during the period. Pacific Center for Financial Services bought a new position in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 23,663 shares of the software giant's stock worth $1,363,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter.

Microsoft Corporation's Quick Ratio shows the value of 2.8. Guardian Life Ins Co Of America has invested 0.27% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares climbs 1.39% to $69.41 on Monday. The stock traded at a volume of 31.9 million shares. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on 04/28/17 and 52-Week Low on 06/27/16. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $65.89 and a 200 day moving average price of $63.12. The company has a market cap of $535.20 billion, a PE ratio of 30.60 and a beta of 1.08.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have shown a low EPS growth of -4.90% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 30.60% yoy. The software giant reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.04. The company generated a return on equity (ROE) of 57.20%. The business earned $23.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $23.62 billion. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Microsoft Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $69.14. The firm's revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.17% and Monthly Volatility of 1.08%. MU's ROA is 2.53%, while industry's average is 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. Microsoft's payout ratio is presently 73.59%.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was originally posted by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. Decreases Position in Microsoft Co. "(MSFT)" was posted by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/05/03/hilltop-holdings-inc-buys-74-shares-of-microsoft-co-msft.html. Vetr downgraded Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $67.56 target price for the company.in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. The company is set at a mean analysts' recommendation of 2.20. 22 analysts have contributed to this consensus number which is compiled by Zacks Research. Citigroup Inc upgraded Microsoft from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $41.00 to $65.00 in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Credit Suisse maintained Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) on Friday, April 28 with "Hold" rating. Eight equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, thirteen equity analysts rating the company a buy, eleven equity analysts rating the company a hold, one equity analyst rating the company a underperform, and finally two equity analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $57.73.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $70.26 to Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock. Another trade for 11.00M shares valued at $696.54 million was sold by Morfit G Mason. The insider BROD FRANK H sold 7,500 shares worth $490,125. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Microsoft Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of 3.1%, where Monthly Performance is 4.57%, Quarterly performance is 4.71%, 6 Months performance is 14.37% and yearly performance percentage is 40.8%.

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