S.A. Mason LLC Has $5.54 Million Stock Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

S.A. Mason LLC raised its position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFTGet Rating) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,560 shares of the software giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the quarter. Microsoft accounts for about 4.0% of S.A. Mason LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. S.A. Mason LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $5,537,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Spence Asset Management raised its position in Microsoft by 0.7% in the second quarter. Spence Asset Management now owns 78,549 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $20,174,000 after purchasing an additional 554 shares during the last quarter. Birch Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.8% in the second quarter. Birch Capital Management LLC now owns 30,160 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $7,746,000 after buying an additional 248 shares during the period. Centre Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 28.8% in the second quarter. Centre Asset Management LLC now owns 73,275 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $18,819,000 after buying an additional 16,365 shares during the period. Capital Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 2.7% in the second quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 176,532 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $45,339,000 after buying an additional 4,621 shares during the period. Finally, Lynch & Associates IN increased its stake in shares of Microsoft by 0.3% in the second quarter. Lynch & Associates IN now owns 120,194 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $30,869,000 after buying an additional 378 shares during the period. 69.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Itau BBA Securities assumed coverage on Microsoft in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $287.00 price target for the company. Barclays decreased their price target on Microsoft from $363.00 to $335.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Fundamental Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $280.50 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Cowen decreased their target price on Microsoft from $330.00 to $320.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Microsoft from $305.00 to $320.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $334.31.

Microsoft Stock Performance

Shares of Microsoft stock opened at $244.74 on Monday. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $268.81 and its 200 day simple moving average is $273.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.83 trillion, a P/E ratio of 25.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.94. Microsoft Co. has a 12 month low of $241.51 and a 12 month high of $349.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFTGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The software giant reported $2.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.06). Microsoft had a return on equity of 43.31% and a net margin of 36.69%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.17 EPS. As a group, analysts anticipate that Microsoft Co. will post 10.14 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling at Microsoft

In other Microsoft news, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $266.25, for a total value of $1,331,250.00. Following the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 109,837 shares in the company, valued at $29,244,101.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.05% of the company’s stock.

Microsoft Profile

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft Viva, and Skype for Business; Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions.

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