Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management Has $1.77 Million Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management lowered its holdings in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 5.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,230 shares of the software giant’s stock after selling 815 shares during the quarter. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $1,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of MSFT. Lunia Capital LP boosted its stake in Microsoft by 9,650.2% in the fourth quarter. Lunia Capital LP now owns 17,036,540 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $17,037,000 after purchasing an additional 16,861,809 shares in the last quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC boosted its stake in Microsoft by 13,479.6% in the second quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 8,726,283 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $872,628,000 after purchasing an additional 8,662,023 shares in the last quarter. Actiam N.V. acquired a new position in Microsoft in the fourth quarter worth $117,106,000. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its stake in Microsoft by 74.3% in the fourth quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 2,035,128 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $180,823,000 after purchasing an additional 867,711 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 3.6% during the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 19,441,789 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $1,974,703,000 after acquiring an additional 672,487 shares during the last quarter. 72.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In related news, EVP Kathleen T. Hogan sold 15,947 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.17, for a total value of $2,123,661.99. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 202,518 shares in the company, valued at $26,969,322.06. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Frank H. Brod sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.05, for a total value of $564,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 64,152 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,048,639.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 28,319 shares of company stock valued at $3,783,500 in the last quarter. 1.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on MSFT shares. Wells Fargo & Co set a $160.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their target price on Microsoft from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on Microsoft from $147.00 to $153.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. DZ Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Microsoft from $150.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, twenty-eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $149.21.

NASDAQ MSFT opened at $137.71 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $137.25. The company has a market capitalization of $1,032.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.99, a PEG ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a quick ratio of 2.50, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Microsoft Co. has a 12 month low of $93.96 and a 12 month high of $141.68.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 18th. The software giant reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.21 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $33.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.80 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.26% and a net margin of 31.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.13 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Microsoft Co. will post 5.22 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be issued a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.34%. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.74%.

About Microsoft

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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