Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) Stock Holdings Increased by Waldron Private Wealth LLC

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Waldron Private Wealth LLC grew its stake in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,145 shares of the software giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,481 shares during the quarter. Microsoft makes up 0.7% of Waldron Private Wealth LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest holding. Waldron Private Wealth LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $6,181,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of MSFT. Lunia Capital LP grew its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 9,650.2% during the fourth quarter. Lunia Capital LP now owns 17,036,540 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $17,037,000 after purchasing an additional 16,861,809 shares during the last quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 13,479.6% during the second quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 8,726,283 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $872,628,000 after purchasing an additional 8,662,023 shares during the last quarter. Actiam N.V. bought a new position in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $117,106,000. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 74.3% during the fourth quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 2,035,128 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $180,823,000 after purchasing an additional 867,711 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 3.9% during the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 20,822,243 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,789,348,000 after purchasing an additional 778,351 shares during the last quarter. 72.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Microsoft news, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.15, for a total value of $967,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 122,817 shares in the company, valued at $16,967,168.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.05, for a total value of $564,200.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 64,152 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,048,639.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 33,819 shares of company stock valued at $4,603,450 over the last 90 days. 1.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on MSFT shares. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Microsoft from $147.00 to $153.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Microsoft from $150.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. CIBC increased their price objective on Microsoft from $145.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Microsoft from $145.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Raymond James increased their price objective on Microsoft from $160.00 to $163.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, twenty-eight have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Microsoft has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $149.21.

MSFT opened at $135.56 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,034.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 2.53 and a quick ratio of 2.50. Microsoft Co. has a 1-year low of $93.96 and a 1-year high of $141.68. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $137.28 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $126.40.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The software giant reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.21 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $33.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.26% and a net margin of 31.18%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.13 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Microsoft Co. will post 5.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.36%. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.74%.

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services, such as Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, including Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn online professional network; and Dynamics business solutions comprising financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises.

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