Microsoft (MSFT) PT Raised to $87.00

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The institutional investor held 56,686 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.37 million, down from 71,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 2.85% or $4.58 during the last trading session, reaching $165.2. About 1.70M shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending.

Altfest L J & Company Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 12.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Coldstream Capital Management Inc sold 16,009 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. The Levin Capital Strategies Lp holds 560,933 shares with $41.78 million value, up from 553,943 last quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $678.97B market cap company. Texan Capital Management now owns 49,062 shares of the software giant's stock worth $3,382,000 after buying an additional 202 shares in the last quarter. About 63.50 million shares traded or 132.19% up from the average.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s stock had its "outperform" rating restated by investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a report issued on Thursday, February 1st, Marketbeat reports. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $778,532 activity. On Tuesday, August 29 Hood Amy sold $4.00 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 55,000 shares. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 78% are positive.

Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Microsoft Corporation for the current quarter to be 21.4%. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, July 25. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, January 26 by DZ Bank. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 7 with "Buy".

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Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. Its down 0.28, from 1.2 in 2017Q2.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold CBL shares while 63 reduced holdings. Albion Group Ut accumulated 1.88% or 165,680 shares. The New York-based Stralem Co has invested 3.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 1.91% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Salem Investment Counselors stated it has 456,752 shares or 3.98% of all its holdings. 7,529 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager Lp. Kornitzer Cap Incorporated Ks accumulated 0.14% or 65,017 shares. Ig Inv Mgmt holds 0.01% or 9,586 shares. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il holds 50,379 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. Palouse Management owns 1.9% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 76,180 shares. Eagleclaw Cap Managment Limited Liability has 28,524 shares for 1.2% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Financial Bank invested in 715,879 shares or 0.72% of the stock. 170,430 are held by Guinness Asset Management Limited. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc has 109,303 shares for 3.43% of their portfolio.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc, which manages about $473.36 million and $177.12 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ:HTHT) by 21,241 shares to 19,343 shares, valued at $2.30M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Digital Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:DLR) by 4,141 shares in the quarter, for a total of 15,229 shares, and has risen its stake in Blackrockinc (NYSE:BLK). The firm had revenue of $28.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.42 billion. They expect $1.26 earnings per share, up 22.33% or $0.23 from last year's $1.03 per share. DISH's profit will be $256.51 million for 19.73 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. Haverford Trust reported 1.71 million shares or 2.66% of all its holdings. Therefore 52% are positive. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $99.09. (NYSE:MBI) earned "Buy" rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, November 8. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, October 1 to "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, October 26 with "Sell". The company has market cap of $48.83 billion. (NYSE:TJX) rating on Tuesday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $65 target. The Company's Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and specialized dairy products under the Oikos, Danio, Activia, Danonino, Fruchtswerge, Danoninho, Danimals, Serenito, TÃ "ma, Actimel, Danacol, Densia, Danette, Fantasia, Danissimo, YoCrunch, Vitalinea, Light & Fit, Taillefine, and Ser brands". (NYSE:TJX) rating on Tuesday, November 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Buy" rating and $62.0 target. Moreover, Howard Hughes Med Institute has 1.31% invested in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) for 100,000 shares. Its down 0.52, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. Marshwinds Advisory invested in 2.83% or 81,762 shares. Philadelphia accumulated 495,259 shares or 3.03% of the stock.

Among new and sold out positions, 128 holders initiated new positions by a total of 25.83 million shares and 47 holders exited their positions by a total of 8.57 million shares. It also reduced its holding in Guggenheim Bulletshares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond Etf (BSJI) by 22,896 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,182 shares, and cut its stake in Global X Scientific Beta Us Etf. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 510,217 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,097,878.07. The firm owned 64,462 shares of the software giant's stock after purchasing an additional 666 shares during the quarter. Alabama-based Regions Fincl has invested 0.06% in The TJX Companies, Inc. Lmr Partners Ltd Liability Partnership holds 10,498 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. The legal version of this news story can be read at (NYSE:AET). Riggs Asset Managment Company holds 29 shares.