Microsoft Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:MSFT)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company's segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company's products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. It also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings. It offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Systems Software
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: MSFT
  • CUSIP: 59491810
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $64.62
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $63.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $60.36
  • 52-Week Range: $7,727,529,000.00 - $48.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.41
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.82
  • P/E Growth: 2.33
  • Market Cap: $499.35B
  • Outstanding Shares: 7,727,529,000
  • Beta: 1.08
  • Net Margins: 19.57%
  • Return on Equity: 32.12%
  • Return on Assets: 11.30%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.86%
  • Current Ratio: 2.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.02%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 23 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.68)
Consensus Price Target: $67.35 (4.22% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/15/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetBuy$72.00View Rating Details
1/31/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight -> NeutralView Rating Details
1/31/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$70.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017Hilliard LyonsBoost Price TargetNeutral$59.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$69.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
1/28/2017Pacific CrestSet Price TargetBuy$70.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$70.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetBuy$76.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$66.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$41.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHold$65.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetUnderperform$43.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$69.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$70.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetNeutral$59.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017MacquarieSet Price TargetNeutral$61.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017BGC FinancialBoost Price TargetNeutral$65.00View Rating Details
1/23/2017Tigress FinancialUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
1/19/2017CLSAReiterated RatingOutperform$65.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
1/18/2017Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$72.00View Rating Details
1/11/2017Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
12/21/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight$80.00View Rating Details
12/16/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$75.00View Rating Details
12/13/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
12/13/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
10/23/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/21/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetSell$50.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016FBN SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$55.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
6/25/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$62.50View Rating Details
6/13/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
1/31/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
1/29/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/24/2015Summit ResearchReiterated RatingPositiveView Rating Details
8/27/2015Global Equities ResearchReiterated RatingOverweight$50.00View Rating Details
7/9/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$55.00View Rating Details
6/4/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$48.00View Rating Details
4/15/2015WedbushUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/26/2017Q217$0.79$0.84$25.13 billion$26.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q117$0.68$0.76$21.71 billion$22.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q416$0.58$0.69$22.15 billion$22.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q316$0.64$0.62$22.10 billion$20.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q216$0.71$0.78$25.24 billion$25.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q116$0.58$0.67$21.00 billion$21.66 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q415$0.56$0.62$22.08 billion$22.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q315$0.51$0.61$21.14 million$21.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q215$0.71$0.71$26.33 billion$26.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q215$0.49$0.54$22.00 billion$23.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q414$0.61$0.52$23.11 billion$23.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q314$0.63$0.68$20.38 billion$20.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q214$0.68$0.76$23.67 billion$24.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q114$0.55$0.62$17.83 billion$18.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q4 2013$0.75$0.59$20.73 billion$19.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q3 2013$0.67$0.72$20.56 billion$20.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q2 2013$0.75$0.76$21.53 billion$21.46 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.63$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.62$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.58$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012$0.76$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.68$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$0.58$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.56$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.68$0.77ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.98 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.26 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.61$0.65$0.63
Q2 20164$0.62$0.68$0.65
Q3 20164$0.67$0.73$0.70
Q4 20165$0.56$0.79$0.63
Q1 20176$0.66$0.71$0.68
Q2 20177$0.76$0.83$0.78
Q3 20176$0.62$0.70$0.67
Q4 20176$0.64$0.72$0.68
Q1 20185$0.69$0.78$0.74
Q2 20185$0.81$0.89$0.86
Q3 20185$0.75$0.80$0.78
Q4 20185$0.75$0.86$0.81
Q1 20191$0.80$0.80$0.80
Q2 20191$0.94$0.94$0.94
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:2.41%
Dividend Growth:14.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:73.59% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
52.35% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
47.85% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.99%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.29%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/23/2017G Mason MorfitInsiderSell4,616,000$64.40$297,270,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017G Mason MorfitInsiderSell11,000,000$63.32$696,520,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$64.55$129,100,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Frank H BrodInsiderSell7,500$65.35$490,125.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$65.11$130,220,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Christopher C CaposselaEVPSell18,583$58.58$1,088,592.14View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell12,000$60.51$726,120.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016Christopher C CaposselaEVPSell12,000$59.57$714,840.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell3,300,000$60.30$198,990,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016Frank H BrodInsiderSell5,000$60.53$302,650.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$60.78$121,560,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,700,000$60.99$164,673,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Satya NadellaCEOSell143,000$57.97$8,289,710.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Amy HoodCFOSell120,000$57.86$6,943,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016G Mason MorfitInsiderSell18,000,000$56.12$1,010,160,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,500,000$55.94$139,850,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell5,337$50.89$271,599.93View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell6,000$50.31$301,860.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Kathleen T HoganEVPSell17,500$50.04$875,700.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016William H Gates IIIDirectorSell5,300,000$50.04$265,212,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016William H Gates IIIDirectorSell2,700,000$50.87$137,349,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Christopher C. CaposselaCMOSell10,000$50.24$502,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell5,000$50.00$250,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell3,000,000$51.50$154,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$52.17$104,340,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$53.35$106,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Frank H BrodCAOSell4,000$54.85$219,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016William H. Gates IIIDirectorSell1,000,000$54.76$54,760,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015G Mason MorfitInsiderSell18,650,000$53.53$998,334,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell29,000$53.59$1,554,110.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Frank H BrodCAOSell20,000$53.51$1,070,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$53.92$107,840,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Brian Kevin TurnerCOOSell154,499$52.99$8,186,902.01View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$53.80$107,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell4,000,000$47.68$190,720,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Maria KlaweDirectorSell1,000$48.25$48,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell4,485$48.71$218,464.35View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015Frank H BrodCAOSell4,500$47.84$215,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell2,000,000$42.42$84,840,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Frank H BrodCAOSell6,000$41.83$250,980.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015G Mason MorfitInsiderBuy1,032,258$41.15$42,477,416.70View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell1,000,000$41.76$41,760,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell1,000,000$41.32$41,320,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015G Mason MorfitDirectorBuy526,000$40.84$21,481,840.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2015William H Gates IIIDirectorSell1,000,000$41.55$41,550,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2015Charles W ScharfDirectorBuy23,612$42.34$999,732.08View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Christopher C CaposselaCMOSell20,000$48.98$979,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Maria KlaweDirectorSell3,000$45.97$137,910.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Frank H BrodCAOSell22,000$45.81$1,007,820.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014William H Gates IIIDirectorSell4,500,000$45.92$206,640,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2014Lisa E BrummelSVPSell25,000$44.26$1,106,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Lisa E BrummelSVPSell57,618$45.05$2,595,690.90View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Brian Kevin TurnerCOOSell166,163$45.15$7,502,259.45View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014John Wendell ThompsonDirectorBuy23,194$43.12$1,000,125.28View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014Frank H BrodCAOSell1,500$44.04$66,060.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014William H Gates IIIDirectorSell3,360,000$44.17$148,411,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2014Brian Kevin TurnerCOOSell64,323$44.51$2,863,016.73View SEC Filing  
7/25/2014William H Gates IIIDirectorSell4,905,836$44.50$218,309,702.00View SEC Filing  
7/24/2014William H Gates IIIDirectorSell4,145,000$44.54$184,618,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014G Mason MorfitInsiderBuy2,950,501$39.55$116,692,314.55View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014William Gates IIIDirectorSell4,650,000$39.40$183,210,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Heung-Yeung ShumEVPSell50,000$39.44$1,972,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014William Gates IIIDirectorSell4,030,000$39.86$160,635,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014William Gates IIIDirectorSell3,470,000$40.04$138,938,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014William Gates IIIDirectorSell3,250,000$40.59$131,917,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2014Frank BrodCAOSell6,000$40.12$240,720.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$37.89$219,762.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$37.52$525,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$36.03$504,420.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$37.77$219,066.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Frank BrodCAOSell10,000$36.10$361,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$36.29$508,060.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$35.94$503,160.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$37.35$216,630.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$37.41$523,740.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$38.23$535,220.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$38.09$220,922.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$38.18$534,520.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Tami RellerEVPSell60,000$37.81$2,268,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell14,000$37.91$530,740.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Bradford SmithEVPSell200,000$37.97$7,594,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$35.67$206,886.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell43,985$35.56$1,564,106.60View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013William H Gates IIIDirectorSell4,000,000$35.63$142,520,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013William H Gates IIIDirectorSell3,108,100$35.51$110,368,631.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Frank H BrodCAOSell20,000$35.45$709,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2013Anthony John BatesEVPSell43,984$34.88$1,534,161.92View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Lisa E BrummelSVPSell64,238$32.32$2,076,172.16View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013William H Gates IIIDirectorSell5,000,000$31.25$156,250,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Brian Kevin TurnerCOOSell177,742$31.36$5,573,989.12View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013William H Gates IIIDirectorSell5,000,000$31.25$156,250,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$31.76$184,208.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Tami RellerEVPSell5,800$32.09$186,122.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2013William H Gates IIIDirectorSell3,000,000$27.64$82,920,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2012Lisa E BrummelSVPSell71,313$28.54$2,035,273.02View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Brian Kevin TurnerCOOSell126,913$30.52$3,873,384.76View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Frank H BrodCAOSell15,000$30.41$456,150.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is Microsoft Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How often does Microsoft Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft Corporation?

Microsoft Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Thursday, March 9th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 14th.

Where is Microsoft Corporation's stock going? Where will Microsoft Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

34 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Microsoft Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft Corporation's share price to reach $67.35 in the next year.

When will Microsoft Corporation announce their earnings?

Microsoft Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 20th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Microsoft Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Microsoft Corporation stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft's second-quarter fiscal 2017 results were impressive. Both earnings and revenues beat the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. The company is benefitting from continuing enterprise strength, strong Office 365 adoption, robust penetration of Azure and promising new products. Further, the addition of LinkedIn is expected to boost Microsoft's presence in the social media market. The recent acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) startup Maluuba is a big positive for the company given the growing demand for AI techniques throughout the world. We note that the company has outperfomed the broader market over the last six months.  However, strong U.S. dollar is expected to remain a concern, which will impact top-line in the near term. Moreover, competition is stiff and the company’s dominant position in the PC market continues to be challenged, which are headwinds." (1/31/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Microsoft's modus operandi is intact as it exceeded estimates established by its lowered guidance, only to report results that were about in line with previous consensus numbers. Also true to form, its guidance for next quarter was lower than consensus expectations adjusting for LinkedIn. Regardless, the results were stable with 1% revenue growth, though operating cash flow grew 12% with several asterisks." (1/27/2017)
  • BGC Financial analysts commented, "Share of Microsoft are trading near a lifetime high of $64.10 reached on 12/22/16 as the company prepares to report its December quarter results post-market on Thursday January 26th. Investors are warming up to the growth in the more valuable assets embedded inside Microsoft including its Intelligent Cloud segment that has a revenue run rate exceeding $13 billion, its data center footprint that spans 38 geographic regions, and a focus on layering artificial intelligence across its products. That said, these more desirable elements are still buried in a company that is producing low-single digit revenue growth and is underperforming in its consumer segments in our opinion. The December quarter result is particularly sensitive to consumer demand given the historical pattern of PCs and game consoles being a desired holiday gift." (1/25/2017)

Who owns Microsoft Corporation stock?

Microsoft Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.09%), FMR LLC (2.29%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.14%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.64%), Viking Global Investors LP (0.28%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.24%). Company insiders that own Microsoft Corporation stock include Amy Hood, Brian Kevin Turner, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit, Kathleen T Hogan, Maria Klawe, Satya Nadella and William H Gates III.

Who sold Microsoft Corporation stock? Who is selling Microsoft Corporation stock?

Microsoft Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Eton Park Capital Management L.P., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Ruffer LLP and I.G. Investment Management LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft Corporation stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit, Kathleen T Hogan, Satya Nadella and William H Gates III.

Who bought Microsoft Corporation stock? Who is buying Microsoft Corporation stock?

Microsoft Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Viking Global Investors LP, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Janus Capital Management LLC and Putnam Investments LLC.

How do I buy Microsoft Corporation stock?

Shares of Microsoft Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Microsoft Corporation stock cost?

One share of Microsoft Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.62.

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Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by Staff