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Eqis Capital Management Inc. Sells 2066 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Eqis Capital Management Inc. Sells 2066 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

The New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 23.69 million shares with $2.03B value, down from 23.93M last quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc who had been investing in Celgene Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $66.49B market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $24.78. 156.46 million shares or 3.16% less from 161.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. It is down 0.00% since April 25, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 42.83% the S&P500.

Garde Capital Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 5.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. The institutional investor held 13.89 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.19 billion, down from 15.03M at the end of the previous reported quarter. $717.00 billion is the market cap of Microsoft Corp. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 38,463,571 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $2,864,881,000 after acquiring an additional 774,549 shares during the last quarter. About 17.10M shares traded. Since April 25, 2017 MSFT has risen 37.43% and is uptrending. MSFT outperformed the S&P500 by 25.88%. Culbertson A N & Comm Inc holds 2.96% or 122,821 shares in its portfolio.

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. 39 investors sold all, 1012 reduced holdings as MSFT ratio turned negative. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. Lau Associate Limited Liability stated it has 1.17% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It also upped Ishares Tr (IEI) stake by 9,589 shares and now owns 139,354 shares. Bryn Mawr Tru Co holds 427,583 shares or 2% of its portfolio. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Microsoft Co. will post 3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NASDAQ:PEP). Crestwood Advsrs Group Ltd Llc holds 1.64% or 171,565 shares. The hedge fund run by Ricky Sandler held 3.68 million shares of the homebuilding company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $232.72M, down from 8.12M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benedict Fincl Advsr reported 4.27% of its capital in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 1832 Asset Management Lp has 2.68% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Schwab Charles Mgmt has 705,258 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. About 13.11M shares traded or 261.48% up from the average. Kohmann Bosshard Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Microsoft in the fourth quarter worth $103,000. Skba Ltd Liability accumulated 183,310 shares.

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Among 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $100.19. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Argus Research. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, October 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, April 12. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 19. The company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); 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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have given a buy rating to the company. William Blair maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, March 21 with "Buy" rating.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $930,912 activity.

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. Therefore 50% are positive.

MSFT has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Foyston Gordon & Payne reported 328,508 shares. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to "Hold". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, January 26 by Cowen & Co. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. As per Tuesday, February 21, the company rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 3 with "Buy". The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 25. Arcus Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Microsoft by 1.4% during the second quarter. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. RNMBF's SI was 2,500 shares in April as released by FINRA. 85 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. Lodestar Invest Counsel Ltd Liability Company Il reported 433,959 shares. Jolley Asset Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 4,233 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in Foot Locker, Inc. $438,219 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares were sold by Gross Joseph B. Holderness Invs holds 2.39% or 56,972 shares. Whitnell reported 1.88% stake. West Coast Limited Liability Co owns 0.32% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:FL) shares were sold by Kimble Lewis Phillip. The firm owned 94,555 shares of the software giant's stock after purchasing an additional 4,436 shares during the quarter. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in Microsoft by 212.3% in the 2nd quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Incorporated accumulated 20,728 shares. 4,125 were reported by Ironwood Invest Mngmt Ltd Llc.


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