(MSFT) Stake Increased by Cantab Capital Partners LLP

Joan Terry
May 19, 2017

Most recently Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s price target was revised on 5/14/17 and according to 32 analysts stock's price will reach at $74.13 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 8.19. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,737 shares of the software giant's stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 837 shares during the last quarter. Microsoft accounts for 4.6% of Capital International Ltd. CA's investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. The Whale Rock Capital Management Llc holds 1.05 million shares with $65.44M value, up from 968,185 last quarter. Kessler Investment Group LLC raised its position in Microsoft by 7.9% in the third quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services bought a new position in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000.

Cantab Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in Microsoft Co. The institutional investor purchased 3,600 shares of the software giant's stock, valued at approximately $224,000.

Financial Engines Advisors Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 21.9% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Whale Rock Capital Management Llc acquired 84,905 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)'s stock 0.00%.

Analysts' ultimate objective when projecting revenue is to determine the appropriate value for a stock. Corporate insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock. Carnegie Cap Asset Mgmt Lc holds 1.72% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 207,308 shares.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The Company has 52-week high of $69.71 and 52-week low of $47.14.

If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, ORCL earned gross profit of 31.04 Billion, in 2015 30.69 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Oracle Corporation (ORCL) produced 29.57 Billion profit.

The company's price sits 4.74% above from its 50-day moving average of $66.94 and 13.03% far from the stock's 200-day moving average which is $63.76. Microsoft Co. has a 52-week low of $48.04 and a 52-week high of $69.71.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) held back from distributing a free fix for old versions of its software that could have slowed last week's devastating ransomware attack, instead charging some customers $1,000 a year per device for protection against such threats. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.11% negative EPS growth.

What Technical say about Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)?

According to 26 analysts, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $24.26B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $24.5B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $24.08B.

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is its Earnings per Share or EPS.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share.

Among 3 analysts covering Analogic Company (NASDAQ:ALOG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is 13.5 percent.

WARNING: This story was first published by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark laws. The original version of this news story can be accessed at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/l-s-advisors-inc-acquires-new-stake-in-microsoft-co-msft-updated/724711.html. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. Vetr upgraded shares of Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $70.87 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a buy rating and set a $68.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, January 20th. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of Microsoft from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Microsoft from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a report on Friday, January 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, twenty-five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Hold and their mean rating for the stock is 3.13 on scale of 1-5. Morfit G Mason had sold 11.00M shares worth $696.54M on Wednesday, February 1. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.40, for a total value of $173,500,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director William H. Gates III sold 2,500,000 shares of Microsoft stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 4th. 1,981 shares valued at $542,952 were sold by Sandrock Alfred on Monday, April 3. If the stock price is unchanged its weighted alpha will be smaller.

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