Braver Wealth Management LLC decreased its position in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 105,541 shares of the software giant’s stock after selling 4,467 shares during the period. Microsoft Corp. comprises about 0.9% of Braver Wealth Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Braver Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Microsoft Corp. were worth $5,401,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Microsoft Corp. by 1.6% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 1,051,930 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $53,827,000 after buying an additional 16,505 shares during the last quarter. Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. boosted its stake in Microsoft Corp. by 1.1% in the second quarter. Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. now owns 208,831 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $10,686,000 after buying an additional 2,250 shares during the last quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen boosted its stake in Microsoft Corp. by 0.6% in the second quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen now owns 17,402 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $890,000 after buying an additional 112 shares during the last quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Microsoft Corp. by 2.3% in the second quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 61,186 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $3,131,000 after buying an additional 1,360 shares during the last quarter. Finally, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in Microsoft Corp. by 162.7% in the second quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 74,500 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $3,812,000 after buying an additional 46,140 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 71.65% of the company’s stock.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) traded up 0.10% on Friday, hitting $57.25. The stock had a trading volume of 44,606,965 shares. The company has a market cap of $446.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.26 and a beta of 1.08. Microsoft Corp. has a 52-week low of $43.05 and a 52-week high of $58.70. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $57.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $53.76.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The software giant reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.11. The firm earned $22.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.15 billion. Microsoft Corp. had a return on equity of 29.38% and a net margin of 19.33%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Microsoft Corp. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on MSFT. Pacific Crest reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of Microsoft Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Vetr upgraded Microsoft Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.88 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corp. in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Argus restated a “hold” rating on shares of Microsoft Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $59.25.

In other news, CEO Satya Nadella sold 143,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.97, for a total value of $8,289,710.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,200,822 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $69,611,651.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director William H. Gates III sold 2,500,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.94, for a total value of $139,850,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.76% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses and supports a range of software products, services and devices. Its segments are Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. Its products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers.

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