As Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Merriman Wealth Management LLC Has Decreased Holding

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.74 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 35 investors sold MSFT shares while 965 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 711 raised stakes. 5.31 billion shares or 1.41% less from 5.38 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Longer Incorporated invested 2.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Northstar Inv Advsr Ltd Co holds 168,510 shares. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Limited Liability Corp invested in 58,565 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Valicenti Advisory reported 0.42% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Edgestream Prns LP accumulated 4,546 shares. Westover Advsrs Ltd Com invested in 2,160 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Liability holds 2.25% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.29 million shares. Jane Street Gp Limited holds 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 431,624 shares. Community Bancorp Of Raymore has invested 0.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Selway Asset Mngmt has 1.97% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 32,620 shares. Jbf Capital Inc has 249,610 shares. Whitnell &, a Illinois-based fund reported 51,398 shares. Assets Investment Management Ltd Liability, California-based fund reported 124,100 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw And has 0.72% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Management Limited Liability accumulated 12,446 shares.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $53.11 million activity. $4.06 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Hogan Kathleen T. PETERSON SANDRA E bought 5,400 shares worth $550,606. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.01M worth of stock or 10,000 shares. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $2.15 million was sold by BROD FRANK H. Shares for $13.09 million were sold by Hood Amy.

Merriman Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 14.51% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Merriman Wealth Management Llc sold 93,661 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 551,796 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $54.41 million, down from 645,457 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Merriman Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $851.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $110.89. About 33.67 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 49.58% since December 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.96% the S&P500.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Is Microsoft a Buy? – Motley Fool” on December 01, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Here’s Why Microsoft (MSFT) Is a Better Buy Than FAANGs – Nasdaq” published on November 29, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “ITOT, AAPL, MSFT, BAC: Large Inflows Detected at ETF – Nasdaq” on November 09, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 11/21/2018: ABIL, CMCM, ADSK, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on November 21, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Intel (INTC) Looks Promising on Upbeat Q3: Should You Buy? – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 27, 2018.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 23 analysts covering Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Microsoft has $140 highest and $21 lowest target. $117.86’s average target is 6.29% above currents $110.89 stock price. Microsoft had 30 analyst reports since June 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, June 13. UBS has “Buy” rating and $11400 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, October 25 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 12 by Macquarie Research. As per Friday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Atlantic Securities reinitiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday, June 25 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Thursday, October 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Monday, June 11. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 20 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 25.

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