Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the 5th largest position of Timber Creek Capital Management LLC


Timber Creek Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ: MSFT – Get Rating) by 1.0% in Q1, according to the company in its latest 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor held 46,930 shares of the software giant after acquiring an additional 479 shares during the period. Microsoft owns approximately 4.4% of the holdings of Timber Creek Capital Management LLC, making it its 5th largest holding. Timber Creek Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $14,469,000 at the end of last quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Microsoft during the 4th quarter worth approximately $24,401,940,000. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Microsoft during Q4 for a value of approximately $2,952,329,000. State Street Corp increased its stake in Microsoft shares by 2.8% during the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 302,541,869 shares of the software giant worth $101,750,881,000 after buying an additional 8,108,943 shares last quarter. Castleview Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Microsoft during Q4 for a value of approximately $11,872,000. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Microsoft shares by 28.5% during the 4th quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 14,476,729 shares of the software giant worth $4,868,814,000 after buying 3,207,415 more shares last quarter. 69.99% of the shares are held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Microsoft Price Performance

Microsoft stock opened Friday at $276.41. The company has a debt ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.99 and a quick ratio of 1.95. The company has a market capitalization of $2.07 trillion, a PE ratio of 28.85, a price-to-earnings growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.93. Microsoft Co. has a one-year low of $241.51 and a one-year high of $349.67. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $260.80 and a 200-day simple moving average of $281.34.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT – Get Rating) last released its results on Tuesday, July 26. The software giant reported EPS of $2.23 for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.29 per ($0.06). Microsoft had a return on equity of 44.85% and a net margin of 37.63%. During the same period a year earlier, the company posted EPS of $2.17. On average, sell-side analysts expect Microsoft Co. to post EPS of 9.27 for the current fiscal year.

Microsoft dividend announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 8. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18 will receive a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17. This represents an annualized dividend of $2.48 and a dividend yield of 0.90%. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 25.89%.

Analysts set new price targets

MSFT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Fundamental Research cut its price target on Microsoft from $299.93 to $298.00 and set a “holding” rating for the company in a Tuesday, May 3 research note. Jefferies Financial Group cut its price target on Microsoft from $325.00 to $320.00 in a Monday, June 13 research note. Cowen reissued a “hold” note on Microsoft’s stock in a report Wednesday. Rosenblatt Securities lowered its price target on Microsoft from $349.00 to $330.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report released Tuesday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a price target of $400.00 on Microsoft in a report released on Tuesday. One research analyst rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-nine gave the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, Microsoft currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $337.63.

Microsoft Company Profile

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance and Skype for Business, and associated client access licenses (CALs); Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and business divisions.

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