Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Announces 16 New Xbox 360 Games For Their Xbox One

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If you love your old Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox 360 games but now only own an Xbox One, then you are in luck. Today the company announced the release of 16 new Xbox 360 games for use on the Xbox One. The games are part of Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) new Xbox 360 emulation layer and will make a great Christmas gift for those semi-retro gamers. The new games include:

Braid
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Doritos Crash Course
Fable III
Halo: Reach
Hydro Thunder
Iron Brigade
Kane & Lynch 2
Motocross Madness
MS.PAC-MAN
Peggle
Portal: Still Alive
Spelunky
Splosion Man
Ticket to Ride
Zuma’s Revenge!

It is important to note that Microsoft requires that gamers own either a physical copy or a downloaded version of each game before playing any of these emulations. The stock has dropped 0.55% or $0.31 trading at $55.82, despite this positive news. Approximately 33.24M shares traded hands. MSFT shares have risen 15.21% since May 14, 2015 and are currently uptrending. It has outperformed the S&P500 by 17.47%.

From a total of 16 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock, 12 rate it a “Buy”, 2 a “Sell”, and 2 a “Hold”. This means that 75% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $65 while the lowest target price is $20. The mean of all analyst targets is $52.86 which is -5.30% below today’s ($55.82) stock price. Microsoft Corporation was the topic of 31 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained shares on December 16 with a “Buy” rating. Vetr upgraded shares to a”Strong-Buy” rating and a $47.60 target share price in their report from a September 2. UBS maintained MSFT stock in a recent report from November 23 with a “Buy” rating. Global Equities Research maintained the rating on August 28. Global Equities Research has a “Overweight” rating and a $50 price target on shares. Finally, Barclays Capital maintained the stock with a “Overweight” rating in a report they issued on an October 23.

The institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2015. It’s up 0.32, from 0.76 in 2015Q2. The ratio improved, as 69 funds sold all their Microsoft Corporation shares they owned while 801 reduced their positions. 93 funds bought stakes while 843 increased their total positions. Institutions now own 5.20 billion shares which is 8.27% less than the previous share count of 5.67 billion in 2015Q2.

Cook & Bynum Capital Management Llc holds 25.5% of its total portfolio in Microsoft Corporation, equating to 717,081 shares. Rwwm Inc. owns 895,414 shares representing 19.69% of their total US portfolio. Moreover, Valueact Holdings L.P. has 19.37% of their total portfolio invested in the company, equating to 75.27 million shares. The California-based Smithwood Advisers L.P. has a total of 17.28% of their portfolio invested in the stock. Deccan Value Investors L.P., a Connecticut-based fund reported 2.26 million shares owned.

Since April 28, 2015, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 sales for a total of $370.34 million in net activity. Gates William H Iii sold 4.00 million shares worth $185.75 million. Turner Brian Kevin sold 69,158 shares worth $3.16 million. Capossela Christopher C sold 4,485 shares worth $218,464. Brod Frank H sold 4,500 shares worth $215,294.

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software services and products. The company has a market cap of $444.70 billion. The Firm also creates and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers. It has 37.5 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in five divisions: Devices and Consumer Licensing, D&C Hardware, D&C Other, Commercial Licensing, and Commercial Other.

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