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Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 1.0% in the third quarter. The software giant reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.04. Price T Rowe Associates Inc.

The number of shares now held by investors is 7.73 Billion. Sandy Spring Bank raised its stake in Microsoft by 3.4% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 177,344,854 shares of the software giant's stock worth $11,020,210,000 after buying an additional 17,606,133 shares in the last quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services purchased a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 114,008 shares in the company, valued at $7,450,422.80. The Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc holds 397,718 shares with $24.71M value, down from 456,719 last quarter. Moreover, Shares of GGB has an RSI of 21.23. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Microsoft Corporation has $80 highest and $20 lowest target. The company's 50-day moving average price is $64.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $62.14.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. Microsoft also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. This is an increase of 109% compared to the typical volume of 14,488 put options.

That's the 12-month price target Piper Jeffrey analyst Alex Zukin put on Microsoft stock back in December when he initiated coverage of the company. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 5.61 percent while its Weekly performance value is -0.5%.

According to sentiments of 25 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $23.62B for the current quarter. Microsoft had a net margin of 19.57% and a return on equity of 32.12%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.38%. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio is presently 73.59%. Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc sold 59,001 shares as Microsoft Corp. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/04/13/zacks-investment-research-downgrades-microsoft-co-msft-to-sell.html. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & global trademark & copyright laws.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on MSFT. $63.36's average target is -3.24% below currents $65.48 stock price.

Let's talk about the gap between analyst price targets for the next 12 months and General Electric Company (GE)'s current share price. The firm is presenting price to cash flow of 4.13 and free cash flow concluded as 47.79.

Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened at 65.23 on Tuesday.

The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -0.38%, closing at the stock price of $65.23. Class A (NYSE:KCG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Median price target has been estimated at $71.

In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 11,000,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 3rd. BROD FRANK H had sold 7,500 shares worth $490,125 on Monday, January 30. Many traders and investors view the 52-week high or low as an important factor in determining a stock's current value and predicting future price movement. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. With 526,400 avg volume, 5 days are for Kcg Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:KCG)'s short sellers to cover KCG's short positions. Corporate insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock. Hm Payson And reported 2.71% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).