Institutional Investor Sentiment About Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) Improved

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Sentiment for Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2019. Its down -0.14, from 0.91 in 2019Q1. The ratio dived, as 803 investment professionals started new and increased stock positions, while 1046 cut down and sold their holdings in Microsoft Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 5.28 billion shares, down from 5.41 billion shares in 2019Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Microsoft Corp in their top 10 stock positions increased from 981 to 1031 for an increase of 50. Sold All: 47 Reduced: 999 Increased: 664 New Position: 139.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 27.07 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $136.99. About 13.69 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 29.33% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.33% the S&P500.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 8.77 % or $0.10 from last year’s $1.14 per share. After $1.37 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.49 % negative EPS growth.

Freestone Capital Holdings Llc holds 62.27% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation for 171,472 shares. Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren Tgv owns 1.51 million shares or 26.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Srb Corp has 21.9% invested in the company for 1.75 million shares. The Delaware-based Ashmore Wealth Management Llc has invested 21.57% in the stock. Duquesne Family Office Llc, a New York-based fund reported 5.23 million shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 88% of Microsoft’s analysts are positive. Out of 17 Wall Street analysts rating Microsoft, 15 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $90 while the high is $16300. The stock’s average target of $147.53 is 7.69% above today’s ($136.99) share price. MSFT was included in 27 notes of analysts from March 14, 2019. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, April 25. As per Friday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, April 17 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 25 by Wedbush. Canaccord Genuity maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Thursday, April 25. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $14500 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, April 25. Citigroup maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, July 19. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $15200 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, March 22. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 25.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft (MSFT) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth – Nasdaq” on July 11, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Hits 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue? – Nasdaq” published on June 20, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) 4th Quarter Earnings: What to Expect – Nasdaq” on July 18, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: PD, MSFT, KEM – Nasdaq” published on September 06, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Stock is a Great Safe-Haven Buy Amid Market Uncertainty – Nasdaq” with publication date: September 05, 2019.

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