Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC Maintains Position in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC maintained its stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,312 shares of the software giant’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC’s holdings in Microsoft Corporation were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. Hefty Wealth Partners raised its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 65.6% during the second quarter. Hefty Wealth Partners now owns 1,648 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 653 shares in the last quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 93.0% during the first quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,737 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. Ullmann Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Microsoft Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $132,000. Opera Trading Capital raised its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 1,522.0% during the second quarter. Opera Trading Capital now owns 2,433 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $168,000 after acquiring an additional 2,283 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Baystate Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 3.6% during the second quarter. Baystate Wealth Management LLC now owns 10,688 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $184,000 after acquiring an additional 374 shares in the last quarter. 73.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 7,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.56, for a total value of $507,920,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,763 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total value of $1,980,462.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 537,519 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $39,776,406. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 7,081,763 shares of company stock valued at $513,899,512. Insiders own 1.49% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on MSFT. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $88.00 target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $85.00 target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Morningstar, Inc. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Microsoft Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $74.32 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twenty-eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.27.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) opened at 78.86 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $75.54 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.77. Microsoft Corporation has a 52 week low of $57.28 and a 52 week high of $79.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $607.40 billion, a PE ratio of 29.10 and a beta of 1.01.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.42 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. This is a boost from Microsoft Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.13%. Microsoft Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 57.78%.

Microsoft Corporation Company Profile

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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