Capital International Ltd. CA Has $66.33 Million Position in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Gwen Vasquez
May 19, 2017

(NASDAQ:MSFT) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. About 279 shares traded. The institutional investor held 169,453 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $10.53 million, up from 13,416 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Microsoft during the third quarter valued at about $130,000. Cantab Capital Partners LLP's holdings in Microsoft were worth $2,054,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Folger Hill Asset Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $12,708,000.

CA boosted its position in Microsoft Co. The institutional investor owned 33,051 shares of the software giant's stock after buying an additional 6,664 shares during the period.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) touched the day high at $69.44 while its day Low was at $68.16. Corporate insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock. First Hawaiian Bancorp owns 0.08% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 7,752 shares. Moreover, Cypress Capital Gp has 0.94% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Higher end of the revenue forecast is $29.5 Billion, while the Lower end of the forecast is $26.49 Billion. The company has market cap of $537.68 billion. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $66.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $63.66. The 1-year High price of the stock is $69.71, while the 1-year low price is $47.14. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 6.00% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.73, smashing the consensus of $0.70 per share.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 18. Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $23.56B, compared to the consensus of 23.62B. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 1.45% or $0.01 from last year's $0.69 per share. In the latest quarter, its overall revenue increased 6% over the year-ago period, supported by growth of 22% in Productivity and Business Processes. Equities analysts anticipate that Microsoft Co. will post $3.03 EPS for the current year.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. Clean Yield Grp reported 1.06% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. Microsoft's payout ratio is 73.59%.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This news story was posted by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily. If you are viewing this story on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & global trademark and copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/l-s-advisors-inc-acquires-new-stake-in-microsoft-co-msft-updated/724711.html. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $96.24B compared to low analyst estimates of $95.04B and high estimates of $96.52B according to the projection of 28 analysts. William Blair reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Finally, Wunderlich increased their price objective on Microsoft from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, January 27th. Finally, Tigress Financial raised shares of Microsoft from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. Morfit G Mason also sold $696.54 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price objective on Microsoft from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a research report on Friday, January 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twenty-five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $74.13 to Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.40, for a total value of $173,500,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. On Wednesday, February 1 GATES WILLIAM H III sold $253.92M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 4.00M shares. RSI measures the speed and change of a stock price to warn investors when a stock's momentum has carried it too far. Over the last three months, insiders sold 16,645,694 shares of company stock valued at $1,127,019,616. Insiders own 2.99% of the company's stock.

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