USAdvisors Wealth Management LLC Acquires 5,084 Shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

USAdvisors Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 166.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,140 shares of the software giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,084 shares during the quarter. Microsoft accounts for approximately 0.7% of USAdvisors Wealth Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. USAdvisors Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $1,283,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in MSFT. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Microsoft by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. ERTS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 9,398 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $955,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Arvest Bank Trust Division lifted its holdings in Microsoft by 0.7% during the fourth quarter. Arvest Bank Trust Division now owns 8,556 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $1,349,000 after purchasing an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Winthrop Advisory Group LLC lifted its holdings in Microsoft by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Winthrop Advisory Group LLC now owns 14,340 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $2,261,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. Colorado Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Microsoft by 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Colorado Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,163 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $499,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ocean Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Microsoft by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Ocean Capital Management LLC now owns 9,074 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $1,779,000 after purchasing an additional 68 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.34% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ MSFT traded down $1.42 on Wednesday, reaching $146.92. 75,541,516 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 48,221,152. Microsoft Co. has a 12 month low of $115.52 and a 12 month high of $190.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 2.77. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $167.14 and a 200 day simple moving average of $153.81. The stock has a market cap of $1,166.24 billion, a PE ratio of 25.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.11.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 29th. The software giant reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.19. Microsoft had a net margin of 33.02% and a return on equity of 40.41%. The business had revenue of $36.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.68 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.10 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts anticipate that Microsoft Co. will post 5.61 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 21st will be given a dividend of $0.51 per share. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 20th. Microsoft’s payout ratio is currently 42.95%.

In other Microsoft news, EVP Jean Philippe Courtois sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $179.55, for a total transaction of $3,231,900.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 582,510 shares in the company, valued at $104,589,670.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.39% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on MSFT shares. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $185.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Mizuho increased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $180.00 to $195.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a report on Monday, March 16th. Finally, Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $200.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Microsoft in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-two have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $185.13.

Microsoft 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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