Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Palisade Asset Management scooped up 3,100 additional shares in Microsoft Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 256,145 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $14,254,469.Microsoft Corporation makes up approximately 2.76% of Palisade Asset Management’s portfolio.
Microsoft Corporation opened for trading at $55.49 and hit $56.59 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $56.46, with a gain of 1.46% or 0.81 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,37,85,950 shares. Company has a market cap of $446,559 M.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Neville Rodie Shaw Inc boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 57,710 additional shares and now holds a total of 206,581 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $11,496,233. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 1.38% of Neville Rodie Shaw Inc’s portfolio.Financial Investment Management Group Ltd reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 198 shares or 4.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,790 shares of MSFT which is valued at $210,914. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.06% of Financial Investment Management Group Ltd’s portfolio.Merriman Wealth Management boosted its stake in MSFT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 11 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,558 shares of Microsoft Corporation which is valued at $1,199,703. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 1.10% of Merriman Wealth Management’s portfolio.Iron Financial reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 773 shares or 7.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,528 shares of MSFT which is valued at $530,233. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.73% of Iron Financial’s portfolio.Baystate Wealth Management reduced its stake in MSFT by selling 672 shares or 14.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,940 shares of MSFT which is valued at $213,981. Microsoft Corporation makes up approx 0.05% of Baystate Wealth Management’s portfolio.
On the company’s financial health, Microsoft Corporation reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jan 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.71. The company had revenue of $25693.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $25213.70 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 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 Companys 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.