Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) To Report $0.73 According to Consensus

Elizabeth Williams
April 28, 2017

If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, MSFT earned gross profit of 59.76 Billion, in 2015 60.54 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) produced 52.54 Billion profit.

Microsoft's shares had risen 9.9 percent this year through Thursday, eclipsing the 7 percent gain in the broader S&P 500. Atlantic Equities Upgrades Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to Neutral with no specific Price Target.

This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, twenty-three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Microsoft has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $67.11. William Blair reaffirmed an "outperform" rating on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Monday, March 20th. There may be various price targets for a stock. Northern Corp invested 1.76% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). This represents an increase of approximately 109% compared to the average volume of 14,488 put options. Microsoft Corporation has $80 highest and $20 lowest target. The stock has a market capitalization of $524.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.94 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $65.33 and a 200-day moving average price of $62.70. Microsoft also saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 70,343 call options on the stock. The Relative Volume value measured for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is 0.92. The actual number was $-0.08 away from the Zacks consensus just prior to the actual release. Microsoft had a net margin of 19.57% and a return on equity of 32.12%.

Nemeroff, a banker at Credit Suisse, wrote that Microsoft is in the early innings of its commercial cloud business, while Office 365 also has the potential for revenue and profit growth. MSFT's profit will be $5.36 billion for 24.59 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. Shares for $1.10M were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, February 2. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 73.59%.

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Intel said its growth businesses collectively grew by double digits over the same quarter past year and that the memory business had record quarterly revenue on the backs of its new Optane high-performance memory products. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.40, for a total value of $297,270,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.35, for a total transaction of $490,125.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSFT.

Willingdon Wealth Management increased Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 4,220 shares to 27,128 valued at $2.45 million in 2016Q4. Girard Securities Inc. now owns 9,586 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $596,000 after buying an additional 1,601 shares during the last quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. increased its stake in Microsoft by 93.0% in the first quarter. MD now owns 178,592,140 shares of the software giant's stock worth $10,286,907,000 after buying an additional 517,111 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 1.0% in the third quarter. Finally, Welch Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at about $160,000.

WARNING: "Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Shares Sold by Scharf Investments LLC" was published by Community Financial News and is the property of of Community Financial News. The Firm 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 business includes Windows software, Xbox gaming consoles, online search advertising and Surface personal computers.

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