Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Rating Reiterated by DZ Bank

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at DZ Bank in a report released on Friday, Borsen Zeitung reports.

MSFT has been the topic of several other reports. Mizuho lifted their price target on Facebook from $210.00 to $230.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $124.00 price target on shares of Cie Gnrl des Etblsmnts Michelin SCA in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $143.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Canadian Pacific Railway from $230.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Argus lifted their price target on Microsoft to $145.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $146.41.

MSFT opened at $136.62 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.97, a quick ratio of 2.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $133.73. The firm has a market cap of $1,046.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 1.21. Microsoft has a twelve month low of $93.96 and a twelve month high of $140.67.



Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The software giant reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $33.72 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 40.48% and a net margin of 31.18%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.13 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that Microsoft will post 5.15 EPS for the current year.

In other Microsoft news, EVP Kathleen T. Hogan sold 15,947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.17, for a total value of $2,123,661.99. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 202,518 shares in the company, valued at $26,969,322.06. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, President Bradford L. Smith sold 192,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.34, for a total value of $25,064,382.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 754,442 shares in the company, valued at $98,333,970.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 216,247 shares of company stock worth $28,204,754. 1.38% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services now owns 55,252 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $5,612,000 after buying an additional 819 shares during the last quarter. McQueen Ball & Associates Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. McQueen Ball & Associates Inc. now owns 9,841 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $1,000,000 after buying an additional 330 shares during the last quarter. Hollencrest Capital Management raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Hollencrest Capital Management now owns 66,380 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $6,742,000 after buying an additional 970 shares during the last quarter. Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 59.2% in the fourth quarter. Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC now owns 5,367 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $545,000 after buying an additional 1,996 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 8.9% in the fourth quarter. Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO now owns 14,991 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $1,523,000 after buying an additional 1,229 shares during the last quarter. 72.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Microsoft Company Profile

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services, such as Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, including Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn online professional network; and Dynamics business solutions comprising financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises.

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