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Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Stock Value Rose While Shelton Capital Management Increased Position

04 December 2017, 10:05 | Justin Tyler

Revlon Inc now has $1.14B valuation. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $84.26. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total transaction of $333,920.00.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Halbert Hargrove Russell Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 24.95% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 597,650 shares of the software giant's stock worth $41,196,000 after buying an additional 30,070 shares during the last quarter. The Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel Llc holds 107,811 shares with $7.43 million value, down from 113,701 last quarter. Shelton Capital Management who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $650.03 billion market cap company.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, reaching $84.26. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.75, for a total value of $338,731.25. The company has a current ratio of 3.12, a quick ratio of 3.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Therefore 80% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". Robert W. Baird maintained Copart, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Thursday, March 24. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $22.0 target. The stock of China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 10 by Goldman Sachs. Company insiders own 1.49% of the company's stock. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Piper Jaffray. SunTrust downgraded the shares of MRK in report on Monday, October 30 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Oppenheimer.

This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.23%. Its up 1.51, from 1.07 in 2017Q1. 51 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada reported 21.50 million shares. Smith Chas P And Pa Cpas has invested 2.94% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Synovus Fincl invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. Professional Advisory accumulated 0.11% or 7,530 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd accumulated 5.71M shares or 0.72% of the stock. Kcm Inv Advsr Ltd Liability holds 345,719 shares or 1.49% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:CPRT). 6,345 are owned by Timber Hill Ltd Llc. Brown Capital Mngmt Limited Liability reported 26,527 shares. Kj Harrison & invested 0.93% of its portfolio in Revlon, Inc. 32,340 are held by Los Angeles Mgmt & Equity. Caprock Gp Incorporated reported 113,403 shares. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 824,592 shares. ADV now owns 4,939 shares of the software giant's stock worth $340,000 after purchasing an additional 23 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.26, from 1.21 in 2017Q1.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of MSFT. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Microsoft by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Microsoft comprises about 3.0% of Light Street Capital Management LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Seatown Holding Pte Limited, a Singapore-based fund reported 352,700 shares. Pennsylvania-based Private Wealth has invested 1.19% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). California-based Windward Cap Management Ca has invested 0.14% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Lbmc owns 0.06% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5,303 shares. Hendershot Invests reported 48,155 shares stake. State Street reported 0.68% in Merck & Co., Inc. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 186,857 shares for 0.88% of their portfolio. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters invested in 60,000 shares.

Shelton Capital Management, which manages about $1.01 billion and $1.42 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Automatic Data Processing In (NASDAQ:ADP) by 29,755 shares to 37,952 shares, valued at $3.89 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Barrick Gold Corp (Usd) (NYSE:ABX) was raised too. Cullen Cap Management Lc reported 2.81% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year's $0.83 per share. The firm has a market capitalization of $649,337.06, a P/E ratio of 24.90, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.99. Glg Ltd Co invested in 9,757 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Among 9 analysts covering Honda Motor Co (NYSE:HMC), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Short Interest Down 5.2% in November" was originally reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. Credit Suisse Group set a $84.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, December 22. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Monday, November 23. (NASDAQ:OSUR) on Monday, September 19 to "Neutral" rating. Also, Director William H. Gates III sold 2,500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 2nd.

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