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As Microsoft (MSFT) Share Price Rose, Miracle Mile Advisors Has Raised Stake; Holder Zweig-Dimenna Associates Boosted Microsoft (MSFT) Holding

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Miracle Mile Advisors Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 98.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Miracle Mile Advisors Llc bought 6,932 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 13,952 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.19 million, up from 7,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Miracle Mile Advisors Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $749.88B market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $97.6. About 14.34M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Joe Dimenna increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 4.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc bought 6,893 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Joe Dimenna held 160,259 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.71M, up from 153,366 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $749.88B market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $97.6. About 14.34M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 185 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 27 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, September 27. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, April 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Bank of America. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was reinitiated by Oppenheimer on Thursday, March 17 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, May 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, April 24.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Renaissance Group Lc owns 454,910 shares for 1.31% of their portfolio. Pring Turner Capital owns 30,865 shares. Pictet Natl Bank & Tru owns 0.67% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 26,465 shares. Cap World Invsts stated it has 5.63% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Utd Services Automobile Association reported 1.97% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 1St Source Savings Bank stated it has 1.12% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Denver Invest Advisors Limited Liability Corporation owns 335,694 shares. Moreover, Harbour Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has 4.92% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Halbert Hargrove Russell Limited Liability invested in 16,865 shares. Hightower Advsrs Lc invested in 2.60 million shares. Premier Asset Limited Liability Co, Illinois-based fund reported 16,941 shares. Btim Corporation owns 1.82M shares or 2.29% of their US portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP has 0.05% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Los Angeles Capital Mngmt Equity Research, California-based fund reported 5.78M shares. Aimz Investment Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 46,900 shares for 3.02% of their portfolio.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Qualcomm, Inc …” on May 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Microsoft Does It Again” published on May 01, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft Corporation Replacing Surface Pro 4s in “Flickergate” Resolution” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Blockchain: Party Like It’s 1999? Or 2000?” published on May 21, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Will Microsoft’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Valuation?” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

Miracle Mile Advisors Llc, which manages about $371.73 million and $616.52M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in First Tr Exchange Traded Fd (HYLS) by 6,705 shares to 133,972 shares, valued at $6.51 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (CSJ) by 4,094 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,704 shares, and cut its stake in Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 185 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, July 3. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was upgraded by William Blair. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 27. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Tuesday, April 19 with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 10. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stanley reported 0.08% stake. Fiduciary Trust stated it has 953,868 shares or 2.43% of all its holdings. Legg Mason Asset Mgmt (Japan) Ltd invested in 9,700 shares or 0.5% of the stock. Brown Advisory Secs Limited reported 162,103 shares or 2.68% of all its holdings. Telemus Limited Com invested in 172,623 shares or 1.14% of the stock. Mckinley Carter Wealth Service has 14,466 shares. Roosevelt Group Inc holds 2.03% or 259,067 shares. Trillium Asset Mngmt Ltd Com invested in 1.92% or 407,567 shares. Perkins Coie Trust owns 90,563 shares. 228,862 were accumulated by Muhlenkamp And. Highland Capital Management Lp has invested 0.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). E&G Advsrs Ltd Partnership has 0.18% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5,051 shares. Rmsincerbeaux Cap Mgmt Lc stated it has 78,200 shares. Torray Lc owns 20,124 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Lee Danner Bass reported 1.02% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc, which manages about $1.59B and $921.26 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 102,249 shares to 158,709 shares, valued at $28.01M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Micron Technology Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:MU) by 77,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 241,000 shares, and cut its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Blockchain: Party Like It’s 1999? Or 2000?” on May 21, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Microsoft Catches Amazon as Second Most Valuable Company” published on April 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Alphabet: Has Google’s Growth Slowed?” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Microsoft Does It Again” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft Presents New Technology At Build Conference” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

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