Well Done LLC Grows Holdings in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Well Done LLC raised its stake in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 25.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,317 shares of the software giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,284 shares during the period. Well Done LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $471,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. united american securities inc. d b a uas asset management bought a new position in shares of Microsoft in the 1st quarter valued at about $329,000. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Microsoft in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,999,000. Green Square Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 27.5% in the 1st quarter. Green Square Capital LLC now owns 17,866 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $1,177,000 after acquiring an additional 3,850 shares during the last quarter. New Capital Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. New Capital Management LP now owns 4,305 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $284,000 after acquiring an additional 22 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aristotle Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 3.7% in the 1st quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 5,239,836 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $345,096,000 after acquiring an additional 186,307 shares during the last quarter. 73.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages recently commented on MSFT. Argus raised shares of Microsoft from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $57.28 to $95.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Goldman Sachs Group set a $92.00 price target on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Vetr downgraded shares of Microsoft from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $78.90 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, October 30th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $89.00 price target (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Microsoft in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, UBS Group set a $105.00 price target on shares of Microsoft and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $86.30.

In other news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.44, for a total transaction of $333,760.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 184,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,376,156.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 18,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.15, for a total transaction of $1,496,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 45,000 shares of company stock worth $3,759,420. Corporate insiders own 1.49% of the company’s stock.

Microsoft Co. (MSFT) opened at $88.22 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $680,580.00, a P/E ratio of 29.80, a PEG ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.99. Microsoft Co. has a 1 year low of $61.95 and a 1 year high of $88.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 3.06 and a current ratio of 3.12.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The software giant reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $24.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.57 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 24.56% and a return on equity of 35.23%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Microsoft Co. will post 3.38 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.76%.

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Microsoft 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.

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