Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.
Andrew Immerman increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (MON) by 10.01% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Trillium Asset Management Llc holds 417,166 shares with $25.92 million value, up from 393,686 last quarter. The software giant reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.27. Palestra Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.49B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.46% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $71.41. About shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 45.66% the S&P500. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and twenty-seven have issued a buy rating on the company. Therefore 7% are positive. Monsanto Company had 48 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm now has a "buy" rating on the software giant's stock. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, November 5 by Oppenheimer. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 26 by Bernstein. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to "Mkt Perform" on Friday, October 7. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a $0.39 dividend. We also note that LinkedIn has improved the company's presence in the social media market, which improved top-line growth.
Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 selling transactions for $34.25 million activity. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 544,080 shares in the company, valued at $40,261,920. BEGEMANN BRETT D also sold $2.94 million worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Thursday, June 1. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total transaction of $1,980,462.00.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.92 in 2016Q3.
A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Evergreen Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 132,282 shares or 1.59% of all its holdings. Addison Capital holds 1.08% or 19,653 shares in its portfolio. Ironwood Counsel Ltd Liability has invested 4.83% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Following the transaction, the insider now owns 570,843 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $39,388,167. Ionic Capital Management Ltd reported 8,976 shares. Spectrum Mngmt Grp Inc invested in 38,631 shares or 0.88% of the stock. 308.32 million shares or 0.78% more from 305.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Diversified Inv Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation, Louisiana-based fund reported 123,212 shares. 231,134 are held by Mariner Wealth Llc. Majedie Asset Management owns 157,857 shares or 1.31% of their United States portfolio.
Wolverine Asset Management Llc increased Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Prn) stake by 14.50 million shares to 58.10 million valued at $91.66 million in 2016Q4. Vista Capital Partners Inc. now owns 9,411 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $620,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period.
Trillium Asset Management Llc decreased Paypal Hldgs Inc stake by 21,746 shares to 576,896 valued at $22.77M in 2016Q4.
Investec Asset Management North America, Inc. added to its ownership by buying 142,849 shares an increase of 388.0% as of 06/30/2017.
Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $1.34 billion activity. JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE sold 1,400 shares worth $102,256. Mason Street Advsr Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH) for 29,974 shares.
Finally, Viking Global Investors LP increased its position in Microsoft Corporation by 60.6% in the fourth quarter. Shelton Capital Mngmt invested in 41,039 shares. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes.
Several analysts have released their opinion on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), with 16 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as comparing to it past average volume. Smith Salley Assocs owns 308,221 shares.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened at 73.79 on Monday. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 1,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. About 3.22M shares traded. Cim Invest Mangement owns 1.33% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 58,955 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & owns 12.31M shares for 4.18% of their portfolio. Coastline Trust stated it has 106,907 shares or 1.3% of all its holdings. $172.24 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by GATES WILLIAM H III on Wednesday, May 3. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 21 by Vetr. Therefore 82% are positive. Morningstar, Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 23 by UBS. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by FBN Securities. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an overweight rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, July 14 by Nomura.
In other Microsoft Corporation news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,927 shares of Microsoft Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. July 21 investment analysts at Deutsche Bank made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" but raised the price target to $85.00 from $65.00. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was upgraded by ValuEngine.