EPS for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Expected At $1.08

June 20, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 49 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 1035 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 665 raised stakes. 5.38 billion shares or 1.45% less from 5.46 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Fiduciary Trust accumulated 2.71% or 961,903 shares. Stelliam Invest Mngmt Lp reported 2.36% stake. Magnetar Financial Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Telemark Asset Limited Liability Com holds 1.33% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust reported 1.10 million shares stake. Bailard accumulated 2.34% or 401,342 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 2.58% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Private Harbour Invest Mngmt & Counsel Ltd Liability holds 41,787 shares or 3.59% of its portfolio. Moreover, Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt has 3.73% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Clifford Swan Investment Counsel reported 2.24% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cadinha & Lc holds 2.12% or 115,339 shares. Missouri-based Counselors Inc has invested 2.22% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Regions Corp reported 1.47 million shares. Cap One Natl Association accumulated 244,527 shares. Novare Mgmt Ltd reported 2.78% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. Shares for $550,606 were bought by PETERSON SANDRA E.

Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report $1.08 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 10.20 % from last quarter’s $0.98 EPS. MSFT’s profit would be $8.30 billion giving it 23.35 P/E if the $1.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Microsoft Corporation’s analysts see 13.68 % EPS growth. It closed at $100.86 lastly. It is down 41.28% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Microsoft Corp had 58 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. As per Friday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Tuesday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 27 report. JP Morgan upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, April 27 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, May 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $774.93 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 68.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests” on June 18, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Puts Rumors to Rest by Confirming GitHub Buyout” published on June 14, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Dropbox Inc Is Up 40% in a Week on No News. What Gives?” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft: Outlook Remains Bright” published on June 19, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

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