Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund scooped up 38,031 additional shares in Microsoft Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,740,254 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $99,925,385.Microsoft Corporation makes up approximately 2.23% of Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Smithbridge Asset Management Incde boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 381 additional shares and now holds a total of 78,704 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $4,519,184. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 4.11% of Smithbridge Asset Management Incde’s portfolio.Atria Investments boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 29,105 additional shares and now holds a total of 113,685 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $6,501,645. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.61% of Atria Investments’s portfolio.Prospera Financial Services Inc boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 970 additional shares and now holds a total of 31,440 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $1,798,054. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.37% of Prospera Financial Services Inc’s portfolio.Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 3,353 shares or 1.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 253,334 shares of MSFT which is valued at $14,602,172. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 2.68% of Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc’s portfolio.
Microsoft Corporation opened for trading at $57.12 and hit $57.74 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $57.42, with a gain of 0.88% or 0.5 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,74,02,451 shares. Company has a market cap of $447,446 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 Sep 20, 2016, Microsoft Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.3900. The company’s management has announced Nov 15, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 17, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Dec 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 Companys 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.