Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to pay $0.39 on Dec 8, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $1.56. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 15, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Microsoft Corporation’s current price of $59.02, the dividend is 0.66%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 17, 2016 and the announcement date is Sep 21, 2016. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.32 during the last trading session, hitting $59.02. About 5,794 shares traded hands. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 8.00% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.01% the S&P500.
Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The company has a market cap of $461.40 billion. The Firm develops, licenses and supports a range of software products, services and devices. It has a 28.22 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.07, from 1.06 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 100 funds sold all Microsoft Corporation shares owned while 841 reduced positions. 97 funds bought stakes while 836 increased positions. They now own 5.44 billion shares or 3.78% less from 5.66 billion shares in 2016Q1.
Blue Finance Cap reported 52,079 shares or 2.21% of all its holdings. Monetta Ser Inc has invested 1.13% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hanseatic, a New Mexico-based fund reported 684 shares. Tt holds 1.11% or 64,282 shares in its portfolio. Sii Wi last reported 0.59% of its portfolio in the stock. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability accumulated 2.11M shares or 0.21% of the stock. Moreover, Outfitter Advsrs Ltd has 0.27% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 12,133 shares. Palisade Asset Limited Liability Company holds 2.46% or 254,025 shares in its portfolio. Edge Wealth Management Ltd accumulated 5.05% or 237,591 shares. Advisory Incorporated holds 70,831 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. The Switzerland-based Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) has invested 0.21% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Vident Investment Advisory Limited Company accumulated 52,252 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Pinnacle Wealth Mngmt Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.42% or 34,981 shares in its portfolio. Regentatlantic Capital Llc holds 1.2% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 243,440 shares. Randolph Company holds 339,388 shares or 4.47% of its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since May 18, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $1.96 billion net activity. $726,120 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Capossela Christopher C on Tuesday, November 8. On Wednesday, October 26 GATES WILLIAM H III sold $121.56 million worth of the stock or 2.00M shares. On Wednesday, July 27 Morfit G Mason sold $1.01B worth of the stock or 18.00M shares. On Wednesday, August 10 Nadella Satya sold $8.29 million worth of the stock or 143,000 shares. Shares for $6.94 million were sold by Hood Amy on Monday, August 8. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $302,625 was made by BROD FRANK H on Thursday, October 27.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage
Out of 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 19 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 79% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has been the topic of 65 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Buy” rating given by UBS on Monday, November 23. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 6. The rating was maintained by FBN Securities with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 20. Barclays Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, January 6. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $60 price target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, January 29. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 16. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Nomura. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Underperform” on Friday, January 29. On Thursday, October 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”.
More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Foxbusiness.com which released: “Better Buy: Microsoft Corporation vs. Apple Inc.” on November 12, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: Microsoft Corporation vs. Amazon.com, Inc.” published on November 09, 2016, Fool.com published: “Microsoft Corporation Launches Its “Slack Killer”” on November 02, 2016. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Has a New Path to Bigger Profits” published on November 10, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Can Microsoft Corporation Counter Sony’s PlayStation VR?” with publication date: October 17, 2016.
MSFT Company Profile
Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Firm develops, licenses and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s divisions are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. The Firm also designs, makes and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, which integrate with its cloud offerings. The Firm offers an array of services, including cloud solutions that provide clients with software, services, platforms, and content, and the Company provides solution support and consulting services. The Firm also delivers relevant online advertising to a global audience. As of June 30, 2016, the Company operated in 190 countries throughout the world.
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