Coastline Trust Co Lowers stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Coastline Trust Co reduced its stake in Microsoft Corporation by 1.27% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 108,927 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $6,061,788 after selling 1,405 shares in Microsoft Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 15, 2016.Microsoft Corporation makes up approximately 1.28% of Coastline Trust Co’s portfolio.

Microsoft Corporation opened for trading at $55.8 and hit $56.23 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $55.78, with a gain of 0.34% or 0.19 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,89,09,096 shares. Company has a market cap of $441,181 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Howland Capital Management reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 4,582 shares or 0.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 596,450 shares of MSFT which is valued at $33,192,443. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 3.33% of Howland Capital Management’s portfolio.Daiwa Sb Investments Ltd. boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 11,217 additional shares and now holds a total of 198,640 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $11,054,316. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 2.77% of Daiwa Sb Investments Ltd.’s portfolio.Eqis Capital Management boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 6,831 additional shares and now holds a total of 40,896 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $2,221,062. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.16% of Eqis Capital Management’s portfolio.Chicago Trust Co Na reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 8,850 shares or 7.9% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 103,142 shares of MSFT which is valued at $5,601,642. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 2.43% of Chicago Trust Co Na’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Microsoft Corporation reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.64. The company had revenue of $22076.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $22107.44 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 EPS.

Investors should note that on Mar 15, 2016, Microsoft Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.3600. The company’s management has announced May 17, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on May 19, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 9, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation was Initiated by Macquarie to “Neutral” on Mar 4, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 1, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 63 from a previous price target of $65 .Company shares were Reiterated by FBN Securities on Feb 1, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 70 from a previous price target of $65 .

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware and delivers online advertising to the customers. The Company operates in five segments: Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing D&C Hardware D&C Other Commercial Licensing and Commercial Other. The Company’s products include operating systems for computing devices servers phones and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. It also offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software services and content over the Internet by way of shared computing resources located in centralized data centers. It provides consulting and product and solution support services.

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