About 19.71 million shares traded. On Friday, February 2 Morgan Stanley maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with "Overweight" rating. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500. The decrease is 12.79% according to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange filling. Verity Asset Management Inc sold 17,300 shares as the company's stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The software giant reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. 944,340 are owned by Saratoga Rech And Invest Management. The stock increased 1.43% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $61.86. American Century Companies reported 14.31 million shs. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has risen 41.99% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.
Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $11.41 million activity.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in Q4 2017. That's change of 0.06, from 2017Q3's 0.83. Bogart Wealth LLC now owns 6,924 shares of the software giant's stock worth $592,000 after acquiring an additional 3,816 shares during the period. 1 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Lc holds 53,741 shares. Credit Investments holds 33,816 shares. First Republic Inv holds 0.01% or 10,952 shares. Strategic Financial invested in 63,734 shares or 0.86% of the stock. Pnc Group holds 20,443 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brick And Kyle Assocs accumulated 0.42% or 35,085 shares. Argyle Cap Mngmt invested in 2.98% or 92,848 shares. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 69,663,044 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $4,801,874,000 after buying an additional 47,353,245 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability Co owns 2.12% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 1.07M shs. Main Street Research Limited Liability invested in 0.06% or 21,398 shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Therefore 14% are positive. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, January 27 by Cowen & Co. The company's stock had a trading volume of 23,346,063 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,157,684. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:CLR) earned "Outperform" rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, November 9. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after buying an additional 42,243,011 shares in the last quarter.
Earnest Partners Llc, which manages about $24.92 billion and $10.44B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in State Auto Finl (NASDAQ:STFC) by 23,102 shares to 757,442 shares, valued at $22.06 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 5,658 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 31,153 shares, and cut its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP).
Rbo And Lc has 1.76% invested in Graco Inc. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of MSFT. 134 funds bought positions and 676 increased positions. Utah Retirement invested 0.06% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC).
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been given an average recommendation of "Buy" by the thirty-seven ratings firms that are now covering the firm. Jensen Investment Mngmt Inc has 5.96% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bb&T Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 17,515 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 171,278 shares in the company, valued at $15,928,854. (NYSE:GGG) on Monday, May 1 with "Hold" rating. Martin & Tn accumulated 60,500 shares.
Hallador Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, production, and sale of steam coal for the electric power generation industry in the United States. Iron Fincl Limited Liability Corporation holds 9,697 shares. 286,600 were reported by Limited Com. Moreover, Riverpoint Cap Mgmt Llc has 0.85% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bridges Counsel invested 1.5% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). MSFT's profit will be $6.54B for 27.38 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. The firm's revenue was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Microsoft Co. will post 3.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 7,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, thirty have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Bernstein. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $86.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Wednesday, July 20. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $95.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $120.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Canaccord Genuity. Goldman Sachs set a $100.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Tigress Financial maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, November 7 with "Buy" rating.
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