Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Holdings Lifted by Regal Investment Advisors LLC

Regal Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 11.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 72,759 shares of the software giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,581 shares during the period. Microsoft makes up approximately 1.3% of Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $5,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 4.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 564,052,011 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $38,880,105,000 after purchasing an additional 25,053,413 shares in the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 212.3% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 69,663,044 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $4,801,874,000 after purchasing an additional 47,353,245 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 609.4% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,174,883 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $3,389,625,000 after purchasing an additional 42,243,011 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 1.1% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 37,689,022 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,597,786,000 after purchasing an additional 425,485 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 2.3% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 29,622,483 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,041,878,000 after purchasing an additional 657,294 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.19% of the company’s stock.

Microsoft Co. (MSFT) opened at $94.06 on Friday. Microsoft Co. has a 12-month low of $63.62 and a 12-month high of $96.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 2.89 and a quick ratio of 2.85. The company has a market capitalization of $742,640.00, a P/E ratio of 28.85, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.06.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The software giant reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.09. Microsoft had a return on equity of 35.41% and a net margin of 11.72%. The company had revenue of $28.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.42 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.83 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Microsoft Co. will post 3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a $0.42 dividend. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. Microsoft’s payout ratio is 51.53%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Vetr downgraded Microsoft from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.80 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday. Tigress Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. UBS Group set a $110.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Goldman Sachs Group set a $103.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $94.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the stock. Microsoft currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.11.

In other news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 18,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.15, for a total value of $1,496,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CMO Christopher C. Capossela sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.30, for a total value of $279,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now owns 178,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,633,337.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 24,500 shares of company stock worth $2,102,100 in the last ninety days. 1.49% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company’s 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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