Bernstein Keeps $100.0 Price Target On Microsoft (MSFT), Keeps “Buy” Rating; Shorts at MARIJUANA COMPANY AMERICA (MCOA) Raised By 19.12%

November 15, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $105 highest and $20 lowest target. $77.58’s

average target is -6.92% below currents $83.35 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 133 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, September 25. Jefferies has “Sell” rating and $49.0 target. FBR Capital maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, July 22. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 9 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by Vetr given on Friday, August 21. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Sunday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Friday, January 27. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $65 target. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse.

MARIJUANA COMPANY AMERICA INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:MCOA) had an increase of 19.12% in short interest. MCOA’s SI was 48,600 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 19.12% from 40,800 shares previously. It closed at $0.023 lastly. It is down 0.00% since November 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The company has market cap of $648.41 billion. The Firm develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. It has a 28.43 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 39 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Usca Ria Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 186,176 shares. Tekne Capital Management Lc has 7.07% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Park Natl Corp Oh has 2.7% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Caprock Gru has invested 1.74% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shoker Investment Counsel invested in 11,588 shares or 0.63% of the stock. Lpl Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.36% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sigma Planning reported 0.78% stake. Community Tru And Inv Co has invested 3.43% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sadoff Investment Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 4,304 shares. Axiom Invsts Lc De accumulated 997,208 shares. Hugh Johnson Advsr Limited Co reported 9,004 shares. Portland Glob Advsrs reported 51,191 shares or 1.41% of all its holdings. Ami Inv Mngmt reported 2.35% stake. Etrade Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co invested 0.55% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 197,500 are owned by Logan Capital Mgmt.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.69B for 24.23 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

About 255,773 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.81 million worth of stock or 26,165 shares. On Wednesday, May 24 the insider Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709.

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