Investors Purchase High Volume of Microsoft Put Options (MSFT)

In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 4,616,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. Over the trailing year, the stock is outperforming the S&P 500 by 7.38, and it's gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $0.68 per share according to consensus of 28 analysts. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 7,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, January 30th. Welch Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $160,000. Ltd. now owns 13,263,687 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $825,108,000 after buying an additional 11,775,547 shares during the last quarter. Roof Eidam & Maycock ADV now owns 33,234 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,914,000 after buying an additional 534 shares in the last quarter. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Microsoft by 791.3% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, Shares of GGB has an RSI of 21.23. Investors acquired 30,258 put options on the company. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Microsoft Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $66.35. (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened at 65.23 on Thursday. However the price at the close of last session was 0.99% higher than its 50-day moving average and 9.37% over its 200-day moving average. The company has a market capitalization of $502.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.58 and a beta of 1.08. Microsoft also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors can use these support and resistance levels to refine their entries and exits from stocks. This is an increase of 109% compared to the typical volume of 14,488 put options. River Road Asset Management Llc acquired 45,704 shares as Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)'s stock rose 8.22%. Microsoft had a net margin of 19.57% and a return on equity of 32.12%.

The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 23.62 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of 12.9%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 9.3%. In the last five years, the company's full-year sales growth remained over 4.10% a year on average and the company's earnings per share moved down by an average rate of -4.90%. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 5.1 Percent. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.39%. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio is presently 73.59%.

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MSFT has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Analyst's mean target price for UTX is $118.87 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50.

Over the past twelve months, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s stock was 5.61%. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

According to sentiments of 31 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company's stock is marked at $69.42. "(MSFT) Price Target at $67.22" was published by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.55, for a total value of $129,100,000.00. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.32, for a total transaction of $696,520,000.00. The stock's price fluctuated within the range of $65.11 - $65.51 during previous trading session. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. With 20.64M avg volume, 2 days are for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s short sellers to cover MSFT's short positions. Hm Payson And reported 2.71% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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