Calamos Wealth Management Lowers stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Calamos Wealth Management reduced its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 5.18% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 223,758 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $12,572,962 after selling 12,233 shares in Microsoft Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016.Microsoft Corporation makes up approximately 2.41% of Calamos Wealth Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Falcon Point Capital sold out all of its stake in MSFT during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 10,673 shares of MSFT which is valued $599,716.Seven Bridges Advisors boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 25,493 additional shares and now holds a total of 105,839 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $5,947,093. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 4.90% of Seven Bridges Advisors’s portfolio.Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams Inc boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 400 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,334 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $1,151,183. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.85% of Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams Inc’s portfolio.Cue Financial Group boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,214 additional shares and now holds a total of 25,093 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $1,342,726. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 1.12% of Cue Financial Group’s portfolio.New England Research Management boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8,575 additional shares and now holds a total of 32,077 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $1,641,380. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 1.43% of New England Research Management’s portfolio.

Microsoft Corporation opened for trading at $56.26 and hit $56.76 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $56.68, with a gain of 0.84% or 0.47 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,05,58,718 shares. Company has a market cap of $445,531 M.

On the company’s financial health, Microsoft Corporation reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.11 according to the earnings call on Jul 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.58. The company had revenue of $22642.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $22137.35 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jun 14, 2016, Microsoft Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.3600. The company’s management has announced Aug 16, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 18, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 8, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Microsoft Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by FBN Securities on Jul 20, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $55 .Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 20, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $59 .Company shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Jul 20, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $57 .

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware and delivers online advertising to the customers. The Company operates in five segments: Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing D&C Hardware D&C Other Commercial Licensing and Commercial Other. The Company’s products include operating systems for computing devices servers phones and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. It also offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software services and content over the Internet by way of shared computing resources located in centralized data centers. It provides consulting and product and solution support services.

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