Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH decreased its position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 8.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 56,654 shares of the software giant’s stock after selling 5,080 shares during the period. Microsoft makes up 4.2% of Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $5,754,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. Highwater Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter worth $27,000. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC acquired a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter worth $30,000. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Microsoft by 113.1% in the 4th quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 537 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $55,000 after purchasing an additional 285 shares during the period. Denali Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter worth $91,000. Finally, Woodard & Co. Asset Management Group Inc. ADV boosted its stake in Microsoft by 90.5% in the 3rd quarter. Woodard & Co. Asset Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 1,048 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $119,000 after purchasing an additional 498 shares during the period. 72.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 10,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.48, for a total transaction of $1,170,540.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 156,866 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,487,421.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Satya Nadella sold 267,466 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.01, for a total transaction of $28,354,070.66. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,746,854 shares in the company, valued at $185,183,992.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 333,667 shares of company stock worth $35,657,016. Insiders own 1.38% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on MSFT shares. Credit Suisse Group set a $125.00 target price on shares of Microsoft and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 23rd. UBS Group set a $125.00 target price on shares of Microsoft and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. Nomura reduced their target price on shares of Microsoft from $115.00 to $113.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 31st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Microsoft to a “buy” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $150.00 to $140.00 in a research note on Monday, January 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, thirty-one have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $123.01.

Microsoft stock opened at $120.19 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $918.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.98, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a current ratio of 3.12, a quick ratio of 3.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. Microsoft Co. has a twelve month low of $90.28 and a twelve month high of $120.82.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The software giant reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $32.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.53 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 28.31% and a return on equity of 39.52%. The business’s revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.96 EPS. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Microsoft Co. will post 4.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio is currently 47.42%.

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Microsoft Company Profile

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services, such as Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, including Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn online professional network; and Dynamics business solutions comprising financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises.

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