Microsoft (MSFT) Given a $105.00 Price Target by UBS Group Analysts

The institutional investor held 250,743 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.22M, up from 178,238 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ycg Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $679.50B market cap company. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 1,031 holders increased their positions by a total of 174.19 million shares, 1,261 holders decreased the positions by a total of 173.47 million shares, and 231 holders held their positions. About 7.34M shares traded or 25.88% up from the average. Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) has declined 15.20% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.76% the S&P500.

Bruce & Co Inc increased its stake in Gm (GM) by 12.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Also, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The hedge fund run by Richard Chilton held 1.41 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $105.25M, down from 1.43M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sii Investments Inc who had been investing in Conocophillips for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $70.75B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $45.9. 26,060,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 22,560,000. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.33% the S&P500. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 62 investors sold COP shares while 536 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. Voya Invest Management Ltd reported 16.17 million shares. Moreover, Fmr Limited Liability Corp has 1.33% invested in Amgen Inc. Altfest L J Inc holds 13,057 shares or 1.18% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 2.18M shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. The Michigan-based Columbia Asset Management has invested 0.01% in the stock. Palladium Limited Liability Corporation has 456,174 shares for 2.59% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Hudson Valley Invest Advsr Adv has 0.53% invested in Amgen Inc. S&Co Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 89,401 shares. Randolph Co Incorporated owns 340,850 shares for 4.7% of their portfolio. Mcdaniel Terry & holds 5.6% or 397,704 shares. Lvm Capital Management Limited Mi accumulated 219,953 shares or 3.91% of the stock.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Cypress Capital Gp stated it has 0.81% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) for 95,000 shares. 245.70 million shares or 0.21% less from 246.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Livingston Group Inc Asset Mngmt Com (Operating As Southport Capital Management) invested in 0.32% or 10,032 shares. Roberts Glore And Il invested in 7,138 shares or 0.86% of the stock.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $513.86 million activity.

Among 23 analysts covering Amgen Inc.

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 1.32 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell. Therefore 50% are positive. Euronet Worldwide had 19 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, August 18 with "Neutral". Cowen & Co maintained it with "Market Perform" rating and $59 target in Friday, April 1 report. BMO Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Thursday, September 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, September 3 to "Neutral". Avondale maintained Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) rating on Friday, August 21. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 19. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by Piper Jaffray.

Among 15 analysts covering Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (NYSE:CM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 140 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 16 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Monday, September 18th. Evercore maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, December 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by SunTrust.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC raised its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 1.0% in the second quarter. Blackrock owns 2.40 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.15, for a total transaction of $1,496,700.00. (NYSE:HD). Northern Corporation accumulated 0.76% or 17.75 million shares. Stonebridge Capital Advsrs Ltd Company reported 107,460 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 2.13% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 31.41M shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 1.68% or 1.85M shares in its portfolio. Wealthtrust reported 100 shares. Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. Pictet Natl Bank Ltd owns 28,665 shares. National Bank Of Nova Scotia invested 0.15% in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC).

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year's $0.83 per share. MSFT's profit will be $6.63B for 25.60 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.61 EPS previously, First Merchants Corporation's analysts see 0.00% EPS growth.

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