March 23, 2018

Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC Lowers Holdings in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

14 March 2018, 07:04 | Marlene Myers

About 1.29 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.04% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.30, for a total value of $279,900.00. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 10,000 shares of company stock worth $930,900. Advance Auto Parts Inc now has $8.80 billion valuation. Company insiders own 1.49% of the company's stock. It has underperformed by 32.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Mycio Wealth Partners Limited Liability Com has 0.05% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Conatus Capital Limited Partnership owns 473,316 shares. Salem Counselors Inc reported 100 shares stake. Community And Invest Company has 3.32% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 415,076 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd owns 78,731 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Jolley Asset Management Lc reported 4,303 shares. Crestpoint Mgmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0.32% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Another trade for 20,547 shares valued at $1.67 million was made by Moriarty Thomas M on Monday, October 2. Vertex One Asset Mngmt holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 9,000 shares. 85,743 shares were sold by Roberts Jonathan C, worth $7.13M on Monday, September 18.

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. D E Shaw & Inc owns 42,074 shares. Capital Ok owns 11,971 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 212.3% in the second quarter. Also, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. Therefore 73% are positive. Microsoft Co. has a one year low of $64.12 and a one year high of $96.07. $88.96's average target is -5.77% below currents $94.41 stock price. WPX Energy had 115 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Credit Suisse. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, January 3. Zacks Investment Research lowered Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday. The company was maintained on Friday, January 26 by Cowen & Co. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $99.14. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, April 12. It is up 0.00% since March 6, 2017 and is. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 72 investors sold AAP shares while 112 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. Wealth Architects Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 12,201 shares. The firm owned 194,367 shares of the software giant's stock after selling 6,162 shares during the quarter. Investec Asset North America Incorporated reported 2.4% stake. The SI to DSV A/S ORDINARY SHARES DENMARK's float is 0.09%. Fincl And Invest Mngmt Gp owns 1,518 shares or 0.1% of their USA portfolio. Hite Hedge Asset Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.06% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). The stock increased 0.66% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $206.52. Hartline Inv holds 1.1% or 48,976 shares. Puzo Michael J stated it has 69,852 shares or 2.71% of all its holdings. Next reported 0.11% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The Arizona-based Papp L Roy And Associate has invested 0.07% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Nationwide Fund Advsrs has 772,812 shares. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and thirty have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 67% are positive. Its 52-week high and low range is between $195.32 and $136.51. $218.91's average target is -3.54% below currents $226.94 stock price. 3M had 79 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr on Thursday, August 27. (NYSE:WPX) earned "Market Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 1. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday, February 1 with "Overweight" rating. The rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to "Buy" on Wednesday, January 24. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by FBN Securities with "Outperform" on Wednesday, July 20. (NYSE:WPX) on Tuesday, June 7 with "Buy" rating. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 171,278 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,928,854. It also upped Nci Building Sys Inc (NYSE:NCS) stake by 22,500 shares and now owns 39,100 shares. (NYSE:ETM). Kirr Marbach & In holds 0.09% in Entercom Communications Corp.

Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on May, 1.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $242,352 activity. UNH's profit will be $2.83 billion for 19.43 P/E if the $2.92 EPS becomes a reality. The software giant reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.09.

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