ValueAct Capital Acquires More Microsoft Shares ~ market folly

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ValueAct Capital Acquires More Microsoft Shares

Jeff Ubben's hedge fund firm ValueAct Capital has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding their stake in Microsoft (MSFT).  Per the filing, ValueAct has acquired over 2.9 million shares on May 8th and 9th at prices ranging from $39.49 to $39.59.

This comes in addition to the 66.8 million shares ValueAct already owns.

Recently, we highlighted that ValueAct's Mason Morfit stepped down from Valeant Pharmaceuticals' board and the hedge fund will also likely be reducing their stake.

Morfit is now on Microsoft's board as they look to push the company in the right direction after new CEO Satya Nadella has replaced Steve Ballmer.

Per Google Finance, Microsoft is "engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company operates in five segments: Windows & Windows Live Division (Windows Division), Server and Tools, Online Services Division (OSD), Microsoft Business Division (MBD), and Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD). The Company’s products include operating systems for personal computers (PCs), servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and online advertising."

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