Carillon Tower Advisers: “Microsoft (MSFT) Reported Positive Results”

Carillon Tower Advisers, an investment management firm, published its “Carillon Clarivest Capital Appreciation Fund” first quarter 2022 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. At the start of the quarter, the Carillon ClariVest Capital Appreciation Fund (the “Fund”), as compared to the Russell 1000® Growth Index, was most overweight in the information technology and healthcare sectors and most underweight in communication services and real estate. At the end of the quarter, the portfolio remained the most overweight in information technology and healthcare and the most underweight in communication services and real estate. Within the universe of the Russell 1000 Growth Index, energy performed the best while communication services and materials lagged.  Try to spend some time taking a look at the fund’s top 5 holdings to be informed about their best picks for 2022.

In its Q1 2022 investor letter, Carillon Clarivest Capital Appreciation Fund mentioned Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and explained its insights for the company. Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a Redmond, Washington-based multinational technology corporation with a $1.9 trillion market capitalization. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) delivered a -23.64% return since the beginning of the year, while its 12-month returns are down by -5.44%. The stock closed at $256.83 per share on June 30, 2022.

Here is what Carillon Clarivest Capital Appreciation Fund has to say about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in its Q1 2022 investor letter:

“Stock selection contributed the most while sector allocation was also positive. An underweight to communication services and an overweight to energy helped performance, while an underweight to consumer staples and an overweight to materials detracted. Stock selection was strong within healthcare and materials but was weak within information technology and industrials. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported positive results driven by personal computing strength, but analysts were especially positive on its growth outlook for its Azure cloud-computing services.”

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Our calculations show that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) ranks 2nd on our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was in 259 hedge fund portfolios at the end of the first quarter of 2022, compared to 262 funds in the previous quarter. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) delivered a -16.70% return in the past 3 months.

In June 2022, we also shared another hedge fund’s views on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in another article. You can find other investor letters from hedge funds and prominent investors on our hedge fund investor letters 2022 Q1 page.

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