Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) EVP Kathleen T. Hogan sold 15,947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.17, for a total transaction of $2,123,661.99. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 202,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $26,969,322.06. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Microsoft stock opened at $131.49 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 2.97 and a quick ratio of 2.93. Microsoft Co. has a 1-year low of $93.96 and a 1-year high of $134.24. The stock has a market cap of $1,006.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.22.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The software giant reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.14. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.34% and a net margin of 28.58%. The firm had revenue of $30.57 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.86 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.95 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Microsoft Co. will post 4.58 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of MSFT. Highwater Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter valued at about $27,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter valued at about $26,000. Sageworth Trust Co lifted its position in Microsoft by 1,525.0% in the 1st quarter. Sageworth Trust Co now owns 260 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $31,000 after acquiring an additional 244 shares in the last quarter. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC bought a new position in Microsoft in the 4th quarter valued at about $30,000. Finally, Pearl River Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Microsoft during the 4th quarter worth approximately $38,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.10% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $143.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Tuesday. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of Microsoft from $125.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of Microsoft from $150.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Argus increased their price objective on Microsoft to $145.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Microsoft from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, twenty-five have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $135.75.

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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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