Analysts See $1.08 EPS for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

June 15, 2018 - By Donald McKee

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 49 investors sold Microsoft Corporation 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.
110,381 were accumulated by Boston Family Office Limited Co. Lincoln Cap Ltd Liability Corp owns 2.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 47,540 shares. Willingdon Wealth Management has invested 2.4% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Armstrong Shaw Associates Ct holds 5.42% or 65,827 shares. Spc Fincl Inc has 1.15% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Harding Loevner Lp has 0.64% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hartline Inv stated it has 85,433 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2.48M shares. Schwerin Boyle Cap holds 1.07% or 106,900 shares in its portfolio. Banque Pictet Cie Sa reported 635,487 shares. Route One Inv L P has invested 3.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 44,691 were accumulated by Cacti Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. 5,923 were accumulated by Groesbeck Inv Mgmt Nj. New York-based Fagan has invested 3.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Conning Inc reported 198,672 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. Capossela Christopher C sold $1.01 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, June 7.

Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report $1.08 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 10.20 % from last quarter’s $0.98 EPS. MSFT’s profit would be $8.30B giving it 23.48 P/E if the $1.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Microsoft Corporation’s analysts see 13.68 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $101.42. About 24.56 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Microsoft Corp had 58 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. BMO Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 25 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by UBS. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 11 with “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 26. UBS maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Canaccord Genuity.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $779.23 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 68.57 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” published on June 04, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Why the AT&T Inc. Court Win Does Not Guarantee Domination” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Thestreet.com and their article: “Why Microsoft Is Ratcheting Up Its Hardware and Chip Ambitions” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Abbott Laboratories, Markel, Microsoft, Gazit-Globe, National General, and …” with publication date: June 14, 2018.

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