Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) traded up 0.74% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $72.30. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company holds 4.19 million shares with $260.07 million value, down from 4.31M last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $568.90B valuation.
In the last reported quarter, Microsoft Corp reported its Actual EPS (earnings per share) of $0.73/share where most of the analysts working on this stock were estimating the EPS to be $0.7/share.
Fisher Asset Management, LLC sold 2,647,326 shares in quarter ending 06/30/2017 decreasing its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 14.2%. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. HEI's SI was 2.09 million shares in July as released by FINRA. The SI to Heico Corporation's float is 3.65%. About 73,188 shares traded. Daktronics, Inc. (DAKT) has risen 24.81% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.75% the S&P500. 26,694 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.84M. The insider GATES WILLIAM H III sold $173.51M.
HEICO Corporation manufactures Federal Aviation Administration -approved jet engine and aircraft component replacement parts, other than the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their subcontractors. The Firm also makes various types of electronic equipment for the aviation, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries. MSFT's current price-earnings ratio amounts to 31.37 times earnings, below the average P/E ratio of 49.64 times earnings. It operates through two divisions: Flight Support Group (FSG) and Electronic Technologies Group (ETG). (NASDAQ:EA). Glob X Management Limited Com invested in 0.01% or 2,333 shares. Its down 0.58, from 1.51 in 2016Q3. 65 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. Wharton Business Gp Limited Liability holds 0.34% or 45,622 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 92,707 shares. Moreover, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has 0.3% invested in the company for 78,130 shares. Tph Asset Management Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 5.37 million shares. Bessemer Grp Incorporated reported 0% of its portfolio in Electronic Arts Inc.
The Piotroski score is a discrete score ranging from 0-9 that shows nine criteria used to find out the strength of a company's financial position. Scott & Selber reported 60,808 shares. Blackrock Institutional Na invested 0.02% in NuVasive, Inc. Fdx Advisors owns 265,267 shares. Messner Smith Theme Value Mgmt Ca holds 0.62% or 6,140 shares in its portfolio. Vetr downgraded shares of Microsoft Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $71.27 target price for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Therefore 30% are positive. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, January 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $57 target.
Diluted EPS for trailing twelve months is 2.27 and Quarterly Earnings Growth year over year is 27.8 Percent. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 10 by Atlantic Securities. SunTrust initiated the shares of HEI in report on Thursday, January 19 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, July 13. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America.More news: Matt Reeves couldn't say no to Planet of the Apes
Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share.
Pennsylvania Trust Co augmented its holdings by buying 89,280 shares an increase of 23.9% in the quarter. Concert Wealth Mngmt holds 112,836 shares or 1.56% of its portfolio. Bouchey Financial Group Ltd has invested 0.15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 34.12%. Annex Advisory Svcs invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ledyard Financial Bank reported 2.35% stake. Microsoft Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 69.03%. Howard Hughes Medical Institute reported 1.01% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wilen Investment Management Corp. owns 220,877 shares or 1.91% of their United States portfolio.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has been given an average price target of $74.73 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. Montag A Assoc stated it has 158,925 shares. Robshaw And Julian Associates reported 47,760 shares stake. BidaskClub upgraded Microsoft Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday. Therefore 50% are positive.
According to the analysts, Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to announce $0.71/share EPS for the current quarter. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 1 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 3 by Investec. Citigroup raised its rating on Microsoft Corporation to Neutral on 27/01/2017 in a reversal from its prior Sell rating. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $58.0 target.
Among 30 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Also, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,927 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. For now, MSFT is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.00 with 14 out of 36 analysts rating the stock a buy.