Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Bristlecone Advisors LLC Buys 11721 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Buy". The firm has "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr given on Wednesday, September 2. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, March 24 by Tudor Pickering. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and issued a $74.00 price target (up from $62.00) on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research note on Friday, December 23rd.

Norris Perne & French Llp increased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) by 2.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the software giant's stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. The Zuckerman Investment Group Llc holds 631,913 shares with $23.51 million value, up from 590,876 last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $681.58B market cap company. Milestone Group Inc. now owns 25,467 shares of the software giant's stock worth $1,677,000 after purchasing an additional 452 shares during the last quarter. The latest exchange of 2.55 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 3.42 Million shares.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been assigned a $100.00 price target by equities researchers at Oppenheimer in a report issued on Monday, January 1st. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. $507.89 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were sold by Morfit G Mason. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Capstone Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 7,512 shares of the software giant's stock worth $384,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. 401.83 million shares or 0.39% less from 403.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Old Mutual Glob Investors (Uk) holds 907,278 shares or 1.76% of its portfolio. Holderness Investments Co. lifted its position in shares of Microsoft by 21.0% during the first quarter.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 20th. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno stated it has 3.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Weatherly Asset Mgmt Lp holds 1.36% or 68,929 shares. Btim owns 2.12% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.83M shares. NewSquare Capital LLC now owns 119,729 shares of the software giant's stock worth $193,000 after buying an additional 98,752 shares during the period. With an institutional ownership near 75.2%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of -9.62.

Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT) opened at $88.35 on Friday. Therefore 83% are positive. AmBev SA had 9 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, December 16. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Hold" on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform". (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Friday, October 2. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Buy" rating and $9000 target in Friday, July 21 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 31 by Argus Research. Microsoft presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $86.97. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. It also reduced its holding in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 5,217 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,871 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc. American Economic Planning Group Inc.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $513.86 million activity. On Wednesday, August 30 the insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98M. Hood Amy also sold $4.00 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. The stock decreased 4.36% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $39.45. Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has risen 14.19% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500. (OTCMKTS:SSWH) has 0.00% since January 16, 2017 and is. Its down 0.08, from 1.12 in 2017Q2.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of MSFT. (NYSE:CAT). Jpmorgan Chase And Company has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Moors & Cabot has invested 0.21% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has 48 shares. Keybank Association Oh holds 486,195 shares. Sii Incorporated Wi holds 0.05% or 4,654 shares in its portfolio. Stephens Inv Gp Ltd Co accumulated 0% or 987 shares. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Sentry Invests Corp has 979,600 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.08, for a total transaction of $1,261,200.00. Partner Fund Management Limited Partnership accumulated 1.05 million shares. Fernwood reported 6,609 shares. (NYSE:CAT). 22,823 were reported by Burney. Covington Capital Mngmt stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The company has market cap of $45.54 billion. The Property segment writes property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance contracts to insure insurance and reinsurance companies against natural and man-made catastrophes, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, as well as claims arising from other natural and man-made catastrophes comprising winter storms, freezes, floods, fires, windstorms, tornadoes, explosions, and acts of terrorism; and other property class of products, including proportional reinsurance, property per risk, property reinsurance, and binding facilities and regional USA multi-line reinsurance. It has a 38.57 P/E ratio. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion services and products, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; pressure control services comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning and maintenance, subsea pipeline, conventional pipeline, and process services. SQ's SI was 34.61 million shares in January as released by FINRA.

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