As Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Market Value Rose, Holder California State Teachers Retirement System Has Trimmed by $37.11 Million Its Holding

August 9, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Reynders Mcveigh Mgmt Ltd Co invested in 9,931 shares. Oppenheimer And Inc owns 802,259 shares. Oak Assoc Limited Oh holds 1.98% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 310,935 shares. First Financial Bank Of Omaha owns 2.86% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 524,245 shares. The Virginia-based Motley Fool Asset Management Ltd Company has invested 0.92% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Nbw Capital Ltd Com stated it has 2.26% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Chilton Investment Com Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 1.35 million shares or 4.73% of the stock. State Bank Of The Ozarks, a Arkansas-based fund reported 45,526 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md stated it has 200.12 million shares. Scholtz And Co Limited Company accumulated 65,610 shares or 4.43% of the stock. Heritage Mngmt Corporation invested 2.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Rwwm has invested 15% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Btim invested in 1.79M shares or 2.48% of the stock. Falcon Edge Lp holds 5.56% or 333,200 shares. Putnam Invs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 17.48 million shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. The insider PETERSON SANDRA E bought $550,606.

California State Teachers Retirement System decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 3.07% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. California State Teachers Retirement System sold 407,814 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12.87M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.17 billion, down from 13.28M at the end of the previous reported quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $839.59B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $109.49. About 12.98 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since August 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

California State Teachers Retirement System, which manages about $46.70B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Core Msci Emerging Mar (IEMG) by 4.29M shares to 8.95 million shares, valued at $522.58M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Discovery Inc C (NASDAQ:DISCK) by 209,886 shares in the quarter, for a total of 495,998 shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Broadband C.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 14.29 % or $0.12 from last year’s $0.84 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $7.36 billion for 28.51 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.04 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: which released: “Microsoft: $1 Trillion Target Disconnect” on July 23, 2018, also with their article: “After the Dip, Symantec Stock Could Have at Least 30% Upside” published on August 08, 2018, published: “Notable ETF Inflow Detected – IWF, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN” on July 23, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: and their article: “Microsoft: Letting This Bull Rampage On” published on July 22, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Slips 0.78% Ahead of Earnings: What To Watch” with publication date: July 18, 2018.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Microsoft Corp has $130 highest and $100 lowest target. $118.10’s average target is 7.86% above currents $109.49 stock price. Microsoft Corp had 42 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, April 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 6 by Argus Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, June 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, April 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Friday, May 11 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 27 with “Overweight”.

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