While I am no longer a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows user, I can see how individuals using the operating system can get a bit dazed and confused by the sheer number of updates they receive, many of which they have no clue the purposes of.
Today Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) wants to change all of this, as the company unveiled a new Windows 10 Update History website. The website will list and explain the purpose of each Windows 10 update, providing users with more insight into just what they have been downloading.
“After listening to feedback regarding the level of disclosure for Windows 10 updates, we decided to implement a new system for communicating updates to the operating system,” explained Microsoft. “Today we are rolling out the Windows 10 update history site, a hub for the release notes that will accompany each update and serve as a historical record of prior release notes.”
Additional details on this new site can be found here.The stock is up 1.39% or $0.69 following the news, hitting $49.97 per share. About 39,404 shares traded hands. MSFT has risen 11.24% since July 7, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed the S&P500 by 20.11%.
From a total of 18 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock, 14 rate it a “Buy”, 1 a “Sell”, and 3 a “Hold”. This means that 78% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $66 while the lowest target price is $20. The mean of all analyst targets is $54.87 which is 9.81% above today’s ($49.97) stock price. Microsoft Corporation was the topic of 36 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares on January 13 to a “Overweight” rating. Vetr upgraded shares to a”Strong-Buy” rating and a $47.60 target share price in their report from a September 2. Barclays Capital maintained MSFT stock in a recent report from January 6 with a “Overweight” 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, Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to a “Neutral” rating in a report they issued on a December 18.
The institutional sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2015. It’s up 0.32, from 0.76 in 2015Q2. The ratio is positive, 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.
Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software services and products. The company has a market cap of $394.15 billion. The Firm also creates and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers. It has 35.58 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in five divisions: Devices and Consumer Licensing, D&C Hardware, D&C Other, Commercial Licensing, and Commercial Other.