NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$114.26 +0.69 (+0.61 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$114.26
Today's Range$113.51 - $115.29
52-Week Range$72.92 - $115.29
Volume70.36 million shs
Average Volume21.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$874.47 billion
P/E Ratio29.45
Dividend Yield1.48%
Beta1.26
Microsoft logoMicrosoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates through Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing segments. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, such as Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, including Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn online professional network; and Dynamics business solutions comprising financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises. The Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform; enterprise services, including premier support and Microsoft consulting services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as providing training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The More Personal Computing segment offers Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, and MSN display advertising; devices comprising Surface, PC accessories, and other intelligent devices; Xbox hardware and software and services; and Bing and Bing Ads search advertising. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.94
Current Ratio2.90
Quick Ratio2.86

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio29.45
Forward P/E Ratio26.88
P/E Growth2.17

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$110.36 billion
Price / Sales7.97
Cash Flow$5.2947 per share
Price / Cash21.58
Book Value$10.74 per share
Price / Book10.64

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.88
Net Income$16.57 billion
Net Margins15.02%
Return on Equity36.69%
Return on Assets11.99%

Miscellaneous

Employees131,000
Outstanding Shares7,699,790,000
Market Cap$874.47 billion

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft's stock symbol?

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

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

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 14th. This is a boost from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The software giant reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.05. The software giant had revenue of $30.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.23 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 36.69% and a net margin of 15.02%. Microsoft's revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.75 earnings per share. View Microsoft's Earnings History.

When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

31 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $135.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $120.1852 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings, 27 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Microsoft.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Microsoft stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Microsoft stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft has a dominant position in the desktop PC market, with its operating systems being used in the majority of PCs worldwide. The company is benefiting from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365 commercial, Dynamics, Outlook mobile and Teams. Moreover, Azure’s expanding customer base is a key catalyst. Microsoft’s gaming segment is performing well, primarily driven by a combination of Xbox Live, Game Pass subscriptions and Mixer, which are driving user engagement. Further, acquisitions like PlayFab and GitHub expand Microsoft’s total addressable market (TAM) and penetration. Additionally, the company’s expanding partner base is a key catalyst. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, projections of a moderating growth rate in commercial cloud gross margin, and OEM Pro and Windows commercial businesses is a headwind." (9/19/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We see MSFT delivering double-digit revenue growth for the fourth consecutive quarter driven by healthy fundamentals across all three major segments and 40% secular growth in commercial cloud. While investor sentiment is mixed on moderating Azure growth, we think this is misplaced given usage-based Azure growth could remain in the triple digits. Cyclical tailwinds could help sustain double-digit revenue growth. Improving cyclical fundamentals for Windows operating systems and server tools during the June quarter (F4Q), combined with strong commercial cloud growth of 40% y/y ($26B run-rate), could contribute to the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit overall revenue growth for the largest software franchise in the world." (7/17/2018)

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 42,068,394 shares, a decrease of 5.7% from the August 15th total of 44,633,868 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 19,950,534 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 0.6% of the company's stock are sold short. View Microsoft's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Microsoft's key competitors?

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor & Non-Independent Director (Age 63)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 57)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about MSFT stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the software giant an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Microsoft.

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.58%), FMR LLC (3.01%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.18%), Morgan Stanley (0.75%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.63%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, Sandra E Peterson, Satya Nadella and William H Gates III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Microsoft.

Which major investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Legal & General Group Plc, California Public Employees Retirement System, Yacktman Asset Management LP and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson and Satya Nadella. View Insider Buying and Selling for Microsoft.

Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., FMR LLC, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc., Royal London Asset Management Ltd., Fusion Family Wealth LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Microsoft.

How do I buy shares of Microsoft?

Shares of MSFT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $114.26.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $874.47 billion and generates $110.36 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $16.57 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.88 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 131,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Microsoft?

Microsoft's mailing address is ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052. The software giant can be reached via phone at 425-882-8080 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,054 (Thanks for Voting!)
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Total Votes:  3,410
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This page was last updated on 9/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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