Capital Investment Services Of America Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; 14 Analysts Are Bullish WPP plc (LON:WPP) Last Week

April 2, 2018 - By rebbecca

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Among 25 analysts covering WPP Group PLC (LON:WPP), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. WPP Group PLC has GBX 2250 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. GBX 1636.28’s average target is 44.48% above currents GBX 1132.5 stock price. WPP Group PLC had 316 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, November 29 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WPP in report on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, February 29 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, December 12 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, December 14 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, August 18. Liberum Capital maintained WPP plc (LON:WPP) rating on Thursday, July 14. Liberum Capital has “Hold” rating and GBX 1800 target. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. See WPP plc (LON:WPP) latest ratings:

12/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1510.00 New Target: GBX 1510.00 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1750.00 Maintain
07/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1750.00 New Target: GBX 1750.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1900.00 New Target: GBX 1650.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 1440.00 New Target: GBX 1400.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 1450.00 New Target: GBX 1375.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1510.00 New Target: GBX 1510.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 1600.00 New Target: GBX 1475.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Beaufort Securities Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 1300.00 Downgrade
26/02/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1840.00 New Target: GBX 1840.00 Maintain

Capital Investment Services Of America Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 2.11% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Capital Investment Services Of America Inc sold 5,065 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.63%. The Capital Investment Services Of America Inc holds 235,018 shares with $20.10 million value, down from 240,083 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $702.76B valuation. The stock increased 2.10% or $1.88 during the last trading session, reaching $91.27. About 45.87 million shares traded or 36.47% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.53% or GBX 6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1132.5. About 3.52 million shares traded. WPP plc (LON:WPP) has 0.00% since April 2, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

WPP plc provides various communications services worldwide. The company has market cap of 14.12 billion GBP. The firm operates through four divisions: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. It has a 7.95 P/E ratio. The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment provides advertising services; and media planning and buying, and specialist sponsorship, and branded entertainment services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Saturna Cap Corp invested 1.93% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Pinnacle Limited Com reported 18,989 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. Alesco Advsrs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Farallon Capital Mgmt Ltd stated it has 1.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Badgley Phelps & Bell has 2.31% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 3G Capital Ptnrs Limited Partnership reported 820,223 shares or 3.99% of all its holdings. Pinnacle Advisory Grp owns 20,809 shares. Grimes accumulated 166,401 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 2.88% stake. Bartlett And Ltd Co has invested 2.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma owns 1.52M shares. Canal Insur Communication reported 132,000 shares. Glg Ptnrs Ltd Partnership owns 137,363 shares. Palladium Prns Ltd Com stated it has 2.8% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Caxton Assocs LP has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $930,912 activity. 3,000 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares with value of $279,912 were sold by Capossela Christopher C.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $130 highest and $20 lowest target. $89.66’s average target is -1.76% below currents $91.27 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, February 1. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Thursday, February 1. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Tuesday, August 22. Jefferies has “Sell” rating and $49.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, January 18. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Tigress Financial.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.54 billion for 26.84 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.46% negative EPS growth.

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