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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.92 (-0.29%)
(As of 02:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
10.41 million shs
Average Volume
28.39 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.35 trillion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Microsoft MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.84 Rating Score
18.6% Upside
$375.03 Price Target
Short Interest
0.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.49mentions of Microsoft in the last 14 days
Based on 107 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$38.20 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $10.90 to $12.42 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.96 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

39th out of 584 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

7th out of 204 stocks

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About Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Stock

Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The two quit their respective Harvard schooling and programming jobs to start a software company focused on the then-popular Altair 8800. Originally named Micro-Soft, Microsoft is a portmanteau of the words microprocessor and software. The company quickly took off and was relocated to Washington State where it is headquartered today.

Microsoft launched a game called Flight Simulator in 1982 that has since become the longest-running video game franchise. The company’s first major breakthrough came in the early 80s when it licensed MS-DOS to IBM for their personal computer and then another came in 1985 the company altered the way computers were used when it launched Windows. Windows used a graphical interface to display information that included drop-down menus, scroll bars, and other features commonly found in operating systems today.

Microsoft went public in 1986 making founder Bill Gates the world’s youngest billionaire. Other innovations that helped make the company’s name include Windows 95 which included many upgrades to the original and, when the Internet took off, Internet Explorer. Bill Gates gave up his role as CEO in 2000 and the company is now run by Satya Nadella. Mr. Nadella took over the role of CEO in 2014 and then the role of chairman in 2021.

Today the company develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments that include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. As of 2022, Microsoft’s Azure powered more than 20% of the Cloud putting it in second place globally.

The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers several software solutions including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft Viva, and Skype for Business. Microsoft also operates Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn for business professionals as well as Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 is a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprises of all sizes.

The Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses. Microsoft Intelligent Cloud also operates GitHub which is a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers. Intelligent Cloud also hosts Nuance healthcare and enterprise AI solutions, and Azure, a cloud platform, as well as associated services.

The More Personal Computing segment provides Windows original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing and other licensing of the Windows family of operating systems. This includes Windows Commercial, Windows cloud services, and Windows Internet of Things.

The More Personal Computing segment also offers Surface, PC accessories, PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, Xbox hardware, and Xbox content and services including video games and third-party video game royalties. The company sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores.

MSFT Price History

MSFT Stock News Headlines

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Is Datadog a Buyout Target After Cisco's Splunk Acquisition? (MSFT)
Given the anticipated growth in cybersecurity software, Datadog may already be getting some takeover bites from large cap tech.
The Next Best AI Stock to Watch After Nvidia
This emerging NASDAQ company may be the best AI stock to watch in the AI boom.
MarketBeat Week in Review – 9/18 - 9/22 (MSFT)
Stocks ended the week with losses as investors absorbed the reality of higher for longer interest rates and the end of a quarter will bring more volatility
Microsoft's revamped $69 billion deal for Activision gets closer to UK approval
British competition regulators has signaled that Microsoft’s restructured $69 billion deal to buy video game maker Activision Blizzard is likely to receive antitrust approval
3 Reasons this Tech Giant is Going Back to Highs (MSFT)
Microsoft's 15% dip was just what the doctor ordered, and after putting in a definitive low during the final weeks of August, the stock is trending up again
8 Best Artificial Intelligence Stocks Under $10 (MSFT)
If you want to get in on artificial intelligence (AI) but don’t want to spend a lot, why not consider artificial intelligence stocks under $10? Learn more.
Microsoft's chief product exec to step down. Panos Panay was behind Surface devices and Windows 11
A top product executive at Microsoft who launched its Surface line of devices and Windows 11 is leaving the company
The single greatest medical breakthrough of all time?
We are on the cusp of a medical breakthrough. And soon, this single breakthrough could lead to the cure of over 6,000 genetic diseases, including Alzheimer's, heart disease, and even cancer! This reminds me of Amgen, where early investors made as much as 46,751% when they released their revolutionary drug to the market.
3 Low-Cost ETFs That Are Crushing SPY (MSFT)
While SPY remains popular, investors are discovering other sub asset classes and specialty funds in which to allocate their money.
3 Hot Software Stocks Breaking Out to New Highs (MSFT)
In a year where the S&P North America Technology Software Index is up more than 40% year-to-date, these three software stocks are climbing to new highs.
These are the Top 3 Sectors for 3rd Quarter Profit Growth (MSFT)
The Q3 earnings reporting is approaching quickly and the news will not all be good; These are the top sectors to watch for growth.
Microsoft: Not Priced For AI Ambitions
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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MSFT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 9/14 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Prepackaged software
Systems Software
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
38 Analysts


Net Income
$72.36 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$211.92 billion
Cash Flow
$11.73 per share
Book Value
$27.76 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$2.36 trillion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Satya  NadellaMr. Satya Nadella (Age 56)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $12.68M
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith LCAMr. Bradford L. Smith LCA (Age 64)
    Pres & Vice Chairman
    Comp: $4.66M
  • Ms. Amy E. HoodMs. Amy E. Hood (Age 51)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $4.64M
  • Mr. Judson  AlthoffMr. Judson Althoff (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer
    Comp: $4.43M
  • Mr. Christopher David Young (Age 51)
    Exec. VP of Bus. Devel., Strategy & Ventures
    Comp: $4.59M
  • Ms. Alice L. Jolla (Age 56)
    Corp. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. James Kevin Scott (Age 51)
    Exec. VP of AI & CTO
  • Brett Iversen
    Gen. Mang. of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Frank X. Shaw
    Corp. VP for Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Christopher C. CaposselaMr. Christopher C. Capossela (Age 53)
    Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer

MSFT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Microsoft stock right now?

38 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 33 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MSFT shares.
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What is Microsoft's stock price forecast for 2023?

38 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Microsoft's shares. Their MSFT share price forecasts range from $232.00 to $440.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $375.03 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSFT shares performed in 2023?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $239.82 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, MSFT stock has increased by 32.2% and is now trading at $317.01.
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Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 38,320,000 shares, an increase of 23.5% from the August 15th total of 31,030,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 25,520,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.5% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 24th 2023.
View our MSFT earnings forecast

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The software giant reported $2.69 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.55 by $0.14. The software giant earned $56.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $55.49 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 34.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 38.70%. The company's revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.23 EPS.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.68.
Read our dividend analysis for MSFT

Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 28.07%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSFT will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.90% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MSFT.

What guidance has Microsoft issued on next quarter's earnings?

Microsoft issued an update on its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $53.80 billion-$54.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $49.37 billion.

What is Satya Nadella's approval rating as Microsoft's CEO?

11,127 employees have rated Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella on Glassdoor.com. Satya Nadella has an approval rating of 98% among the company's employees. This puts Satya Nadella in the top 20% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Microsoft own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Microsoft investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), General Electric (GE), Tesla (TSLA), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V).

What is Microsoft's stock symbol?

Microsoft trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MSFT."

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.95%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.99%), Capital World Investors (1.15%), Capital International Investors (1.13%), Northern Trust Corp (1.06%) and Capital Research Global Investors (0.99%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Jean Philippe Courtois, Judson Althoff, Kathleen T Hogan, Satya Nadella and Teri List.
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How do I buy shares of Microsoft?

Shares of MSFT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $317.01.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $2.36 trillion and generates $211.92 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $72.36 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.69 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

The company employs 221,000 workers across the globe.

Does Microsoft have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Microsoft: 5th Finger, 90 Degree Software, ADRM Software, AVIcode, Acompli, ActiveViews, Activision Blizzard, AdECN, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, Alacris, Ally.io, Altamira Software, AltspaceVR, Aorato, Apiphany, Apptimum, Aspect Software Inc, AssetMetrix Corporation, Avere Systems, Azyxxi, BigPark, Bit Stadium GmbH, Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Bruce Artwick Organization, Bungie, Caligari Corporation, Calista Technologies, Canesta, Capptain, Chalkup, Ciao, Citus Data, Clear Software, Clickstream Technologies, Clipchamp, CloudKnox Security, Cloudyn, Code Connect, Colloquis, Colusa Software, CompareNet, Compulsion Games, Connectix, Consumers Software, Cooper & Peters, Credentica, CyberX, Cycle Computing, DATAllegro, Danger, DataSense, Datazen Software, DeepMetrix, Deis.com, DesktopStandard, Digital Anvil, Dimension X, Donya Labs, Double Labs, EXOS, Echo Locker, Electric Gravity, Engyro, Entropic, Entropic Research Laboratories, Equivio, Event Zero, Express Logic, FASA Interactive, FSLogix, FantasySalesTeam, Farecast, Fast Search & Transfer, FieldOne Systems, Firefly Network, Flipgrid, FolderShare, Forethought, Fox Software, Frontbridge Technologies, GIANT Company Software, Genee, Github, Global Care Solutions, Great Plains Software, GreenButton, Greenfield Online, Groove (dba Zikera), Groove Networks, Gteko, Havok, Hexadite, HockeyApp, HotMail, InMage Systems, InRelease, Intentional Software, Interactive Supercomputing, Interse, Intrinsa, Jump Networks, Kidaro, Kinvolk, Komoku, LinkAge Software, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Lionhead Studios, LiveLoop, Lobe, Lookout Software, MESA Group, MIXER, Maluuba, MarketingPilot, Massive, Media-Streams.com, Medstory, Merchant Planet, MessageCast, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, MetricsHub, Miburo, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., MinecraftEdu, Minit, MobiComp, Mobile Data Labs, Mojang Studios, MongoMusic, Motion Bridge, Mover, Movere, MultiMap, Musiwave, N-trig, NCompass Labs, Navic Networks, Navic Systems, Navision, NetCarta, NetGames, Netbreeze, Netwise, Network Managers, NextBase, Ninja Theory, Nokia - Devices & Services Business, Nuance Communications, Nuance Communications Inc., Numinous Technologies, Obsidian Entertainment, OmniBrowse, One Tree Software Ltd, Onfolio, Opalis Software, Open Build Service, Orions Systems, Pacific Microsonics, Pando Networks, Parature, Parlano, Peach Networks, Peer5, Pelican Security, Perceptive Pixel, PhoneFactor, PlaceWare, PlayFab, Playground Games, Powerset, ProClarity, Prodiance Corporation, PromoteIQ, R2 Studios, RAV Antivirus, Rapt, Rare, ReFirm Labs, RenderMorphics, Revolution Analytics, RiskIQ, Rosetta Biosoftware, STNC, Screen Tonic, SeaDragon Software, Secure Islands Technologies, Semantic Machines, Sendit, Sentillion, ShadowFactor Software, Skype, Smash.gg, SoftImage, Softomotive, Softricity, Softway Systems, Solair, StorSimple, Stratature, Sunrise, Suplari, SwiftKey, Swing Technologies, Sybari, SyntaxTree, TakeLessons, Talko, Teleo, Tellme, Tellme, The Marsden Group, Twisted Pixel Games, Two Hat Security, Undead Labs, Unveil Technologies, VXtreme, Valence Research, Valence Technology, Vermeer Technologies, Vexcel, Vicinity Corporation, VideoSurf, Visio Corporation, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, WebFives, WebTV Networks, Whale Communications, Windows Live Hotmail, Winternals, Wunderlist, XDegrees, XOXCO, Xamarin, Xandr, YaData, Yammer, ZeniMax, Zoomit, Zoomix, aQuantive, devBiz Business Solutions, eShop, iView Multimedia, id8 Group R2 Studios, inXile Entertainment, jClarity, and linkexchange.
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How can I contact Microsoft?

Microsoft's mailing address is ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052. The official website for the company is www.microsoft.com. The software giant can be reached via phone at (425) 882-8080, via email at msft@microsoft.com, or via fax at 425-706-7329.

This page (NASDAQ:MSFT) was last updated on 9/25/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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