Analyst Stock Recommendations For Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), VMware, Inc. (VMW)

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Morfit G Mason sold $507.89M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, August 4. Ccm Investment Advisers Llc sold 21,477 shares as Microsoft Corp. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $85.47. About 5.22M shares traded.

Currently, 1.40% of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are owned by insiders with 75.02% six-month change in the insider ownership. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Therefore 100% are positive. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.33% of the company's stock. ValuEngine raised Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 15 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan on Friday, July 14 with "Buy". Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after buying an additional 42,243,011 shares in the last quarter. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $69 target. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 50 investors sold KMB shares while 418 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. Cullen Capital Management LLC's holdings in Microsoft were worth $79,843,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The New York-based Selz Capital Llc has invested 0.89% in the stock. Schwerin Boyle Mngmt Incorporated holds 107,520 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. Pacad Limited has 0.11% invested in The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA) or 138 shares. The Hartline Investment Corp holds 46,011 shares with $3.17 million value, up from 38,733 last quarter. Fincl Engines Advsr Limited Co stated it has 57,531 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Com has invested 0.03% in Vantiv, Inc. Bank of Stockton now owns 13,360 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $879,000 after acquiring an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Princeton Strategies Gru Ltd Liability Company holds 88,521 shares. California Employees Retirement has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cohen & Steers, Inc. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus.

EPS Estimate for the next Quarter is 0.86. Godshalk Welsh Capital owns 44,150 shares or 3.02% of their United States portfolio. Bank of America maintained Cohen & Steers, Inc. The company has a market cap of $662.54B. It operates Michaels stores that offer approximately 33,000 stock-keeping units in crafts, home decor and seasonal, framing, and paper crafting; and Aaron Brothers stores, which offer approximately 5,900 SKUs, including photo frames, a line of ready-made frames, art prints, framed art, art supplies, and custom framing. It has a 30.18 P/E ratio. The firm also operates Pat CatanÂ's stores that provide approximately 53,000 SKUs, including an assortment of kids craft items, fine art supplies, yarn, floral supplies, scrapbooking materials, home decor, bakeware, and wedding related merchandise. The stock decreased 1.76% or $2.09 during the last trading session, reaching $116.4.

Salient Trust Company Lta, which manages about $871.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 104,215 shares to 125,662 shares, valued at $14.76M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. The Michaels Companies, Inc. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

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Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 83% are positive. Cohen & Steers had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Evercore ISI reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, August 18th. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with "Hold" rating and $67 target in Friday, January 27 report. (NYSE:CNS) on Sunday, August 27 with "Hold" rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29. The company was maintained on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. Seminole Management Co. Inc. now owns 268,056 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $17,654,000 after purchasing an additional 199,656 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Cap reported 98,194 shares stake. Capital Research Global Investors increased its position in Microsoft by 212.3% during the 2nd quarter. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BROD FRANK H on 11/30/2017, and was a disposition of 412 shares with a final price of $83.34. Wellington Management Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 1.94% or 119.33M shares. 433,143 were accumulated by Estabrook Management. Swarthmore Inc invested 1.39% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Greenwich Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1.22% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 105,793 shares. Columbia Prtnrs L L C Investment accumulated 10,296 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Kemnay Advisory Svcs invested in 7.5% or 187,941 shares. Girard Prns invested 1.84% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It also upped Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) stake by 1,905 shares and now owns 5,365 shares. Axiom Int Lc De holds 1.65% or 997,208 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. Hood Amy sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00M.



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