Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Shares Sold by Greenwood Capital Associates LLC

Cesar Mills
May 19, 2017

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. During the last six months the stock climbed 15.71%. About 279 shares traded. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.54 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. The Cypress Capital Group holds 63,450 shares with $3.94M value, up from 15,747 last quarter. Microsoft now has $509.61B valuation. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s shares are now trading -2.87% away from the 52-week high price of $69.71 and +43.65% far from the 52-week low price of $47.14. About 141 shares traded.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.01, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. 30,954,129 shares of the stock were exchanged. 93 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. Naples Advisors Lc accumulated 64,110 shares. Citigroup owns 8.53 million shares or 0.48% of their United States portfolio. Fdx Advsr Incorporated holds 25,209 shares. Partner Management Lp holds 4.86% of its portfolio in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) for 12,933 shares. The bigger the return, the more efficient management is in utilizing its asset base. TN boosted its stake in shares of Microsoft by 3.5% in the third quarter. Timber Creek Cap Ltd reported 60,057 shares. Da Davidson & has invested 0.09% in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH).

Volatility of the shares is also to be considered while making the investment decisions. Cranbrook Wealth Llc holds 2,589 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Harvest Cap Management stated it has 3,691 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Carnegie Asset Mgmt reported 1.72% stake. $227,683 worth of Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG) shares were sold by BLACK JEFFREY P. The insider ANDERSON KERRII B sold $278,880. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. Therefore 27% are positive. CLSA reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $72.00 target price (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. As per Monday, February 8, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, January 6. On Wednesday, February 17 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with "Hold". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by Pacific Crest. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, April 26 report. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a $0.39 dividend. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 0.5% in the first quarter. Moreover, Bbr Ltd Co has 0.19% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 18,147 shares. It also upped Jd Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) stake by 10.43 million shares and now owns 37.68M shares. Trust Co. of Virginia VA now owns 222,283 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $12,803,000 after buying an additional 2,315 shares in the last quarter. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 3.73M shares. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, April 19.

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Microsoft Corporation shares decreased -0.74 percent over the past week and rose 5.36 percent over the previous month.

By historical standards, Microsoft Corporation remains a cheap stock. Madison Hldgs owns 953,762 shares. Corporate insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock. Old National Fincl Bank In reported 0.59% stake. Walleye Trading Limited Liability holds 46,495 shares. Dynamic Capital Mgmt holds 0.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 36,964 shares. Jensen owns 5.91 million shares.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) was reduced too. Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 1.8% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 82% are positive. Analogic Company had 4 analyst reports since November 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, April 28th. On Friday, August 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to "Hold". Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 52 week low value is at $47.14 and its current distance from 52 week low value is 47.25%. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $58.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy" on Friday, August 5. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, August 28 by Global Equities Research. UBS has "Buy" rating and $66 target. (TSE:CAM) rating on Friday, October 28.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $2.54 billion activity. 7,500 shares valued at $490,125 were sold by BROD FRANK H on Monday, January 30. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE also sold $1.84M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 3.

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