Amp Capital Investors LTD Stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Increased by $4.50 Million as Shares Rose

June 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 49 investors sold MSFT 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. C Gp A S has invested 1.3% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Tdam Usa invested in 705,905 shares or 3.91% of the stock. Ashmore Wealth Llc, Delaware-based fund reported 3.32M shares. Partner Investment LP accumulated 27,467 shares. Chevy Chase invested in 7.75 million shares. Focused Investors owns 1.57M shares or 6.28% of their US portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough & holds 2.11% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 155,902 shares. Moreover, Zeke Cap Advisors Limited Liability Com has 1.47% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Hamilton Point Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Com owns 52,956 shares or 2.45% of their US portfolio. Savings Bank stated it has 2.03% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Martin And Company Incorporated Tn accumulated 59,826 shares or 1.82% of the stock. Guggenheim Limited Com holds 3.29M shares. 2,614 were reported by Pathstone Family Office Limited Co. Citadel Advsr Lc has 6.31M shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Hanseatic owns 37,781 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 sales for $1.39 million activity. The insider PETERSON SANDRA E bought 5,400 shares worth $550,606.

Amp Capital Investors Ltd increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 1.47% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amp Capital Investors Ltd bought 50,559 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3.50 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $312.54 million, up from 3.45M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amp Capital Investors Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $774.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $100.85. About 23.05 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 41.28% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Amp Capital Investors Ltd, which manages about $17.65B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 259,311 shares to 2.02M shares, valued at $71.89M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Freeport (NYSE:FCX) by 190,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 802,253 shares, and cut its stake in Store Cap Corp (NYSE:STOR).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Microsoft And GitHub: Why Pay With Stock?” on June 07, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “6 Most Important Things In Business Today” published on June 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Can Cloud-Based Growth Sustain Microsoft Going Forward?” on June 04, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Abbott Laboratories, Markel, Microsoft, Gazit-Globe, National General, and …” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

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 has $130 highest and $62.0 lowest target. $107.14’s average target is 6.24% above currents $100.85 stock price. Microsoft Corp had 58 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, January 18. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by J.P. Morgan. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 16 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, April 27 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 6. UBS maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 30. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Buy”.

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