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Microsoft Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:MSFT)

$150.34
+0.37 (+0.25 %)
(As of 11/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$148.98
Now: $150.34
$150.55
50-Day Range
$134.01
MA: $140.86
$149.55
52-Week Range
$93.96
Now: $150.34
$150.55
Volume21.52 million shs
Average Volume25.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.15 trillion
P/E Ratio31.65
Dividend Yield1.23%
Beta1.23
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services, 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$125.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.45 per share
Book Value$13.90 per share

Profitability

Net Income$39.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees144,000
Outstanding Shares7,628,806,000
Market Cap$1.15 trillion
Next Earnings Date1/29/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Wednesday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. This is an increase from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $40,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The software giant reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.14. The software giant earned $33.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.24 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.14% and a net margin of 31.66%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.14 EPS. View Microsoft's Earnings History.

When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 29th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

30 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Microsoft's shares. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's share price to reach $159.89 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 29 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 reported stellar first-quarter results. Both top and bottom line increased year over year. Robust execution and better-than-expected demand from customers for hybrid cloud offerings drove the quarterly results. Moreover, strong Commercial business positively impacted top and bottom line. Microsoft is benefiting from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365 commercial, Dynamics, Outlook mobile and Teams. Further, acquisitions like PlayFab and GitHub expand Microsoft’s TAM and penetration. Also, Microsoft’s collaboration with AT&T bodes well. The company is consistently integrating cloud capabilities of Azure into its gaming segment which is yet another positive. However, competition is stiff and its dominant position in the PC market continues to be challenged." (10/25/2019)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We view some of these broader government modernization plans and cloud initiatives as another growth vector for Microsoft’s commercial cloud segment ($38B run-rate growing 43% y/ y) and reiterate our Overweight rating on MSFT. Source: KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc." (8/29/2019)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MSFT stock have trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the software giant a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Microsoft.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 57,150,000 shares, an increase of 7.7% from the September 15th total of 53,040,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 24,790,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Microsoft's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Microsoft's key competitors?

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), Canopy Growth (CGC), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Netflix (NFLX), Bank of America (BAC) and Intel (INTC).

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor & Non-Independent Director (Age 64)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 58)

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.43%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.28%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.24%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.18%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.15%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, Sandra E Peterson and Satya Nadella. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Microsoft.

Which institutional investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Veritas Asset Management LLP, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, DNB Asset Management AS, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren TGV, USS Investment Management Ltd, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB and Sawgrass Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan and Satya Nadella. View Insider Buying and Selling for Microsoft.

Which institutional investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Cryder Capital Partners LLP, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. and Gladstone Capital Management LLP. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $150.34.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.15 trillion and generates $125.84 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $39.24 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.75 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 144,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Microsoft.

What is Microsoft's official website?

The official website for Microsoft is http://www.microsoft.com/.

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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,556 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,841 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,397
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Microsoft and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MSFT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MSFT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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