15.78% to Target, KeyBanc Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Microsoft (MSFT) Stock; Wesco International Has 0.98 Sentiment

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $115.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $84.30’s average target is -11.27% below currents $95.01 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 155 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 21. BMO Capital Markets initiated the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 8 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Friday, January 27. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was reinitiated by Oppenheimer on Thursday, March 17 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 29 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 1.

WESCO International, Inc. distributes electrical, industrial, and communication maintenance, repair, and operating products; and original equipment manufacturers products and construction materials in North America and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.20 billion. The firm offers general supplies, such as wiring devices, fuses, terminals, connectors, boxes, enclosures, fittings, lugs, terminations, tapes, splicing and marking equipment, tools and testers, safety, personal protection, sealants, cutting tools, adhesives, consumables, fasteners, janitorial, and other MRO supplies. It has a 17.66 P/E ratio. It also provides wires, cables, raceways, and metallic and non-metallic conduits; and communications and security products, including structured cabling systems, broadband products, low voltage specialty systems, specialty wire and cable products, equipment racks and cabinets, access controls, alarms, cameras, and paging and voice solutions.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold Microsoft Corporation shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wetherby Asset Management Inc holds 2.24% or 202,381 shares in its portfolio. Sta Wealth Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0.16% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Fcm Investments Tx has 0.35% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 4,000 shares. 6.83M are owned by Fayez Sarofim. 9.11 million are owned by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. 65,309 are owned by Naples Glob Advsr Ltd Liability. The Arizona-based Tci Wealth Advisors Inc has invested 1.69% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Penobscot Investment Mngmt Company reported 1.79% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Picton Mahoney Asset invested in 358,050 shares or 2.01% of the stock. Foster Dykema Cabot And Inc Ma reported 139,258 shares. Cohen & Steers Inc reported 196,500 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Ltd reported 1.56% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Cincinnati Finance, Ohio-based fund reported 925,000 shares. Tru Of Virginia Va has 2.41% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Strategic Fincl Incorporated holds 0.79% or 63,991 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $5.98 million activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE also sold $1.98 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, August 30. The insider Hood Amy sold 55,000 shares worth $4.00M. Morfit G Mason also sold $507.89 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $732.96 billion. The companyÂ’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial services and products for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses ; Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. It has a 33.58 P/E ratio. The Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.

The stock increased 2.45% or $2.27 during the last trading session, reaching $95.01. About 48.76M shares traded or 107.05% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $376,603 activity.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $68.15. About 672,669 shares traded or 103.71% up from the average. WESCO International, Inc. (WCC) has risen 13.26% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.44% the S&P500.