Legal & General Group Plc now owns 38,463,571 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $2,864,881,000 after purchasing an additional 774,549 shares during the last quarter. 38,026,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 36,657,988. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets. MSFT outperformed by 25.88% the S&P 500.
Thomas Steyer increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 13.04% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Outfitter Advisors LTD. now owns 12,133 shares of the software giant's stock worth $836,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor owned 33,678 shares of the software giant's stock after acquiring an additional 5,016 shares during the quarter. Alexandria Capital Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $343.65B market cap company. The companyÂ's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. About 37,109 shares traded. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, August 27.
In other news, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of Microsoft stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. Mycio Wealth Ltd Liability reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Therefore 83% are positive. MSFT was included in 51 notes of analysts from October 11, 2017. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $94.0 target. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:ACAD) on Tuesday, November 8 to "Buy" rating. Ftb Advsr Inc reported 0.68% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Microsoft now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $100.14. Global Equities Research maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, August 28. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Panmure Gordon maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, March 17 report. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and twenty-three have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 8, 2017 and is uptrending. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. MSFT's profit will be $6.54 billion for 26.54 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. The software giant reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.09.
Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. That's 0.06, from change from 2017Q3's 0.83. It increased, as 30 investors sold ACAD shares while 47 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 3 raised stakes. Dt Inv Prtnrs Ltd Liability Co owns 4,736 shares. Pinnacle stated it has 18,989 shares. The Georgia-based Montag And Caldwell Ltd Co has invested 4.65% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Nwq Investment Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in AbbVie Inc. It also reduced Kroger Co (Put) (NYSE:KR) stake by 1.18M shares and now owns 1.33 million shares. Murphy Capital Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.92% or 78,681 shs. The New York-based Cohen & Steers has invested 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The funds in our partner's database now possess: 5.46 billion shares, down from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) reported 8 shares or 0% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. (NYSE:V). Impax Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.97% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. Sonata Cap Gp Inc has invested 1.3% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $99.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Therefore 86% are positive. The company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by UBS. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, January 16 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $9000 target. KeyCorp increased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. The stock has "Outperform" rating by FBN Securities on Wednesday, July 20. The rating was maintained by N+1 Singer on Friday, September 9 with "Buy". They set a "buy" rating on the stock. Blackrock Inc has 0% invested in Mastech Digital, Inc. It improved, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. The Washington-based Icm Asset Management Inc Wa has invested 19.05% in the stock. Retail Bank Of America De invested in 392,479 shares. (NYSE:V). Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp invested 1.14% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. It also upped Lennox Intl Inc (NYSE:LII) stake by 71,423 shares and now owns 1.53M shares. Girard Prtnrs Limited owns 124,315 shares or 2.04% of their United States portfolio. Willis Counsel reported 245,448 shares. (NYSE:T). Burt Wealth Advisors owns 6,306 shares or 0.15% of their U.S. portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 1.65% or 8.21 million shares. MHH's SI was 1,400 shares in April as released by FINRA. Kentucky Retirement Insur Fund holds 0.68% or 42,334 shares. (NASDAQ:ACAD) for 2,830 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $711,306.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 1.07. Geode Capital Llc stated it has 1.45% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).
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