Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Shareholder Laffer Investments Decreased Its Stake as Shares Rose

May 17, 2018 - By Catherine Diaz

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.06, from 2017Q3’s 0.83. The ratio fall due to MSFT positioning: 39 sold and 1012 reduced. 134 funds took stakes and 676 increased stakes. Investors holded 5.51 billion in 2017Q3 but now own 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less. Moreover, Tru has 4.05% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 11,945 are owned by Graham Capital L P. Moreover, Northside Capital Management Ltd Llc has 0.59% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 24,104 shs. Lee Danner & Bass reported 1.02% stake. Usca Ria Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 1.56% or 164,940 shs. Ramsay Stattman Vela Price stated it has 3.61% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Colorado-based Institute For Wealth Management Lc has invested 1.53% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moneta Gp Investment Ltd Llc holds 0.6% or 46,059 shs. Parametric Assocs Limited Liability owns 1.74% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 20.45M shs. Wellcome Trust Limited (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Trust owns 6.50M shs. Telemus Capital Ltd Liability Company reported 172,623 shs or 1.14% of all its holdings. Private Cap Advsr holds 4,003 shs or 0.12% of its capital. Signature Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability Com stated it has 4,019 shs or 0.04% of all its holdings. Cambridge Group Inc invested in 86,354 shs or 3.65% of the stock. Herald Inv Mgmt has invested 0.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

MSFT had 3 sales and 0 insider buys since February 16, 2018. This’s net activity of $930,912.

Based on the latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC, Laffer Investments reduced its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 2.09%. The company’s stock popped up 4.63% while Laffer Investments sold 3,071 shares. The prepackaged software company announced $12.28B value for the 2017Q4. Now the institutional investor is holding 143,521 shares, compared to the 146,592 from the previous quarter. $746.42B is the market cap of Microsoft Corp. MSFT touched $97.15 during the last trading session after $0.25 change.Currently Microsoft Corporation is uptrending after 37.43% change in last May 17, 2017. MSFT has 14.51M shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 25.88%.

The Laffer Investments’s stake in Alerian Mlp Etf (AMLP) was upped by 624 shares to 1,783 shares valued at $19.24M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It manages about $614.32M and $399.05B US Long portfolio. For a total of 52,878 shares it increased its holding in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 83 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Priceline Group Inc.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s earnings report is anticipated on July, 19., according to RTT. Analysts predict 10.20 % diference or $1.08 from the $0.98 EPS from 2017. In case of $1.08 EPS MSFT’s profit could be $8.30 billion. Wall Street forecasts 13.68 % EPS growth as of July, 19.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 24 have positions in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) as follows: 22 rated it a “Buy”, 1 with “Sell” and 1 with “Hold”. The positive are 92%. The firm has $130 highest while $62.0 is the lowest PT. The average target $105.86 is 8.97% above the last ($97.15) price. Since November 27, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Microsoft Corp has 49 analyst reports. In Friday, February 2 report Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Friday, April 27 J.P. Morgan upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, January 25 Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MSFT in report with “Buy” rating. On Friday, December 8 the rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy”. On Friday, April 27 Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report with “Buy” rating. On Friday, April 27 the rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, April 19. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray.

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