Deutsche Bank Analysts Give Microsoft (MSFT) a $120.00 Price Target

Noel Cummings
April 12, 2018

By selling 179,886 shares Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc made the stock popped up with 4.63%. Gradient Investments Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $199.01B market cap company.

But some traders said technical sellers could still put pressure on stocks on Wednesday as the S&P's closing level was still too close for comfort to 2590.76 - the 200-day moving average - and 2532.69 - its February 9 low. MSFT outperformed the S&P500 by 25.88%.

Marsico Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 114.9% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 450,234 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $38.51 million, down from 538,730 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 17.9% in the 3rd quarter. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 11.22M shares traded. Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) has declined 3.31% since April 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

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Among 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corp had 52 analyst reports since October 8, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, February 1 report. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, thirty have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 52 ratings reports on April 6, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Microsoft from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $96.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Friday, March 16. Finally, UBS set a $105.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. The company rating was maintained by Bernstein on Wednesday, November 15. Scharf Investments Llc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.94 billion market cap company. It also increased its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,933 shares in the quarter, for a total of 61,275 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (ILF).

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 18 investors sold BRO shares while 91 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. Maverick Ltd holds 3.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 3.53M shares. Glenview Bancshares Trust Dept invested in 4.47% or 113,355 shs. Private Mngmt Inc, California-based fund reported 6,168 shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares exhibited a change of 1.34% during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $89.71. Return on Assets (ROA) an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets, is 4.70%. Thomaspartners Inc holds 4.37 million shares. The company has a current ratio of 2.89, a quick ratio of 2.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. Van Eck Associate holds 207,052 shares. Spinnaker accumulated 103,077 shares or 1.02% of the stock. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 5, 2017 and is uptrending. Allegis Investment Advisors LLC now owns 19,516 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,078,000 after buying an additional 7,906 shares during the period. Laurion Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested 0.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Inv holds 4.05% or 42,735 shares. Citizens And Northern holds 1.06% or 17,412 shares in its portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Renaissancere Holdings Ltd (NYSE:RNR) by 144,580 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 181,436 shares, and cut its stake in Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL).

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Analysts await MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on April, 19. The company is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS) growth of -29.20% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS) growth expected to be 0.03% in the next year. MET's profit will be $1.22B for 9.71 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Microsoft Co. will post 3.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Lourd Ltd reported 0.03% in Booking Holdings Inc. Its down 0.07, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. Natixis holds 0.54% or 816,817 shares. Valley Natl Advisers holds 30,117 shares. Lincoln accumulated 123,543 shares or 0.32% of the stock. (NYSE:VZ) for 35,722 shares. Optimum Invest stated it has 0.06% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 200,999 shares. Symphony Asset Management Ltd Liability Com reported 0.62% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. Smithfield stated it has 470 shares. Its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was increased by 103,230 shares to 280,970 shares valued at $47.55M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Amp Invsts reported 171,739 shares. Sfe Invest Counsel holds 12,638 shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Citigroup Incorporated has 9,416 shares.

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Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $323,501 activity. Tru Co Of Oklahoma accumulated 1.56% or 41,959 shares.

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