Price Target Summary: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

On July 17 Credit Suisse left the stock rating at "Outperform" and moved up the price target from $60.00 to $80.00.

Patten & Patten Inc increased its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The Wisconsin-based Fiduciary Management Inc Wi has invested 0.26% in the stock. The institutional investor held 111,351 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.85M, up from 53,051 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The market capitalization of the company is at $578.69 Billion. Steadfast Capital Management LP now owns 4,006,839 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $263,890,000 after purchasing an additional 1,548,108 shares in the last quarter. About 2.83M shares traded or 5.60% up from the average. It has underperformed by 15.89% the S&P500.

The company is up from yesterday's close of 75.97. "Announces 13% Advance In Q3 Earnings" published on October 11, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Fastenal falls, drags down peers as Q3 margin disappoints" on October 11, 2017. As per Tuesday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.56, for a total transaction of $507,920,000.00. Ironwood Inv Management Lc holds 0.21% or 4,124 shares. Annex Advisory Llc has 26,937 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). Federated Pa has invested 0% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Atlantic Tru Group Ltd Llc invested in 99,559 shares. Capital invested in 69.66M shares or 1.5% of the stock. 74,141 were accumulated by Kornitzer Mngmt Ks. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. D E Shaw & Comm Inc reported 0.09% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Augustine Asset Management Inc. now owns 141,445 shares of the software giant's stock worth $9,315,000 after buying an additional 844 shares during the last quarter. Needelman Asset Management invested 2.26% in Apple Inc. Advantus invested in 1.41% or 779,056 shares. Jw Asset Mngmt Limited Liability owns 65,000 shares.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $1.04 billion activity. Sm Energy Co now has $2.13B valuation.

Bbr Partners Llc holds 3.2% of its portfolio in Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. for 721,285 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Outperform" on Wednesday, July 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy". As per Tuesday, January 31, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, April 12. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Monday, December 14 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Avondale on Monday, March 21 with "Market Perform". Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $9800 target.

Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd.is a holding company. Hanseatic Mgmt Svcs Incorporated holds 1.24% or 35,239 shares.

Scotia Capital Inc decreased Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) stake by 95,514 shares to 41,844 valued at $1.20M in 2017Q2. The insider GATES WILLIAM H III sold 2.50 million shares worth $172.24M. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, October 23 with "Buy" rating.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, January 29 with "Underperform". RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $150 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. Pacific Crest has "Overweight" rating and $55 target. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 23. This represents a decrease of -17% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt less pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Its up 0.40, from 1.24 in 2017Q1.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MSFT. First Wilshire Secs Management invested in 0.14% or 7,350 shares. 925,000 are held by Cincinnati Financial. Forte Limited Liability Corp Adv holds 13,015 shares. Intrust National Bank Na invested 1.37% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share.

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 28 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Microsoft Corporation by 1.5% in the first quarter. Cambridge Advsrs reported 42,610 shares. Adirondack Communication accumulated 27,445 shares. Kistler has invested 0.26% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

On Thursday, Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) expressed a change of 0.92% and closed its trade at $77.12. Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE:PAGP) has risen 3.32% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) operates in the Business Software & Services segment of the Technology sector. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.78 and lower end at 0.68 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0. USCR's profit would be $22.62M giving it 13.71 P/E if the $1.41 EPS is correct.

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