Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC’s 10th Largest Position

Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC raised its position in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 7.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 48,388 shares of the software giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,183 shares during the period. Microsoft makes up about 1.6% of Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest position. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $3,604,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. PGGM Investments boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 2.3% during the third quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 826,661 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $61,578,000 after buying an additional 18,565 shares during the last quarter. Private Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 6.7% during the third quarter. Private Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 15,878 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $1,183,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 77.7% during the third quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 28,914 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,154,000 after buying an additional 12,641 shares during the last quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 43.7% during the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 1,616,345 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $74,934,000 after buying an additional 491,918 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Microsoft by 28.3% during the third quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC now owns 39,223 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,981,000 after buying an additional 8,647 shares during the last quarter. 73.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) opened at $85.52 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $659,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 3.12 and a quick ratio of 3.06. Microsoft Corporation has a one year low of $61.95 and a one year high of $87.50.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The software giant reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $24.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.57 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 35.23% and a net margin of 24.56%. The business’s revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Microsoft Corporation will post 3.38 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a $0.42 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. Microsoft’s payout ratio is presently 56.76%.

In other Microsoft news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.08, for a total value of $1,261,200.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 116,205 shares in the company, valued at $9,770,516.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total value of $333,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 185,278 shares in the company, valued at $15,467,007.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 45,000 shares of company stock worth $3,759,420. Corporate insiders own 1.49% of the company’s stock.

MSFT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $88.00 target price (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, October 27th. UBS set a $105.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Vetr cut Microsoft from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.77 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirty have given a buy rating to the stock. Microsoft currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.82.

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Microsoft Profile

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include 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.

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