Stock under Consideration: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Stock under Consideration: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)”

Warren Averett Asset Management LLC raised its position in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 10.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The average true range of the stock is observed at 0.67 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 54.40.

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.00.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock.

Microsoft Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at CreditSights. Corporate insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock. Cortland Associates Inc. MO now owns 5,430 shares of the software giant's stock worth $313,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Microsoft Corporation's payout ratio is 73.59%. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 11,139,354 shares of the software giant's stock worth $570,001,000 after buying an additional 1,186,846 shares in the last quarter. Windsor Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Microsoft Corporation during the third quarter valued at approximately $206,000.

The company has PEG ratio of 3.25 and price to cash ratio of 4.04.

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February 15, 2017 - KPMG International and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) have announced the launch of joint Blockchain Nodes, which are designed to create and demonstrate use cases that apply blockchain technology to business propositions and processes. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $63.80 and a 200-day moving average of $60.48. Microsoft Corporation has a one year low of $48.03 and a one year high of $65.91. The company has market cap of $495.30 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th.

For the Current Quarter, 25 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.89/share. The average revenue estimate for the year ending December 2017 is $165.69B by 27 analysts. Microsoft Corporation had a net margin of 19.57% and a return on equity of 32.12%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 16 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 14.8 percent.

Recent Analyst Ratings: MICROSOFT CORPORATION (MSFT) has received mean Analyst rating of 1.97 from polled analysts at Reuters now. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global trademark & copyright laws. The legal version of this article can be viewed at [[permalink]].

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Ratings analysis reveals 82% of Microsoft Corporation's analysts are positive. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) share price decreased in the last trading session with a previous 52-week high of $42.54.

BlackRock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust (BHV) formed multiple bottom with $15.03 target or 5.00% below today's $15.82 share price. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, January 27 report.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.56 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $67.17.

In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 4,616,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.55, for a total value of $129,100,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 114,008 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,450,422.80. 9 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell. They now have a Dollars 67 price target on the stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The current share price indicate that stock is -2.34% away from its one year high and is moving 35.73% ahead of its 52-week low.

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Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. Its segments are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Company's products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers.

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