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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.77 (+2.26%)
(As of 05/13/2022 06:55 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
34.93 million shs
Average Volume
37.01 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.95 trillion
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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs; GitHub that provides a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers; and Azure, a cloud platform. It also offers support services and Microsoft consulting services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions; and training and certification on Microsoft products. Its More Personal Computing segment provides Windows original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; Windows Commercial, such as volume licensing of the Windows operating system, Windows cloud services, and other Windows commercial offerings; patent licensing; Windows Internet of Things; and MSN advertising. It also offers Surface, PC accessories, PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, and other devices; Gaming, including Xbox hardware, and Xbox content and services; video games and third-party video game royalties; and Search, including Bing and Microsoft advertising. It sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores. It has collaborations with Dynatrace, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Micro Focus, WPP plc, ACI Worldwide, Inc., and iCIMS, Inc., as well as strategic relationships with Avaya Holdings Corp. and wejo Limited. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Systems Software
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$168.09 billion
Cash Flow
$9.84 per share
Book Value
$21.78 per share


Net Income
$61.27 billion
Pretax Margin




Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$1.95 trillion

Company Calendar

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Overall MarketRank

3.13 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

21st out of 916 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

3rd out of 294 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.5Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft a buy right now?

30 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 29 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Microsoft stock.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 26th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Microsoft

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 26th. The software giant reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.04. The software giant had revenue of $49.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.05 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 37.63% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 44.85%. The business's revenue was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.95 EPS.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, March 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 19th will be given a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, June 9th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 18th.
View Microsoft's dividend history

Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. Microsoft 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 of Microsoft is 25.89%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Microsoft will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.35% next year. This indicates that Microsoft will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which allows the company to repurchase $60,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 2.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Microsoft updated its fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $52.40 billion-$53.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $52.86 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Microsoft's shares. Their forecasts range from $298.00 to $411.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $357.31 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.8% from the stock's current price.
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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’s performance is benefiting from strength in its Azure cloud platform amid accelerated global digital transformation. Teams’ user growth is gaining from continuation of remote work and mainstream adoption of hybrid/flexible work model. Recovery in advertising and job market boosted LinkedIn and Search revenues. Solid uptake of new Xbox consoles is aiding the gaming segment performance. The company is witnessing growth in user base of its different applications including Microsoft 365 suite, Dynamics and Power Platform. Microsoft expects Surface revenues to grow in the mid-teens range, driven by strong demand for premium devices. Microsoft shares have outperformed the industry year to date. However, increasing spend on Azure enhancements amid stiff competition in the cloud space from Amazon is likely to dent margins." (4/21/2022)
  • 2. Fundamental Research analysts commented, "Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “Near-Term Weakness in Equity Markets to Present Opportunities” and dated January 26, 2022. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com." (1/26/2022)
Who are Microsoft's key executives?
Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
What is Satya Nadella's approval rating as Microsoft's CEO?

11,127 employees have rated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Glassdoor.com. Satya Nadella has an approval rating of 98% among Microsoft'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), (CGC) and 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.31%), Northern Trust Corp (1.16%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.07%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.53%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.52%) and Swiss National Bank (0.41%). Company insiders that own Microsoft 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.
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 Nova Scotia, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Capitolis Advisors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Northern Trust Corp, Primecap Management Co. CA, GQG Partners LLC, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Judson Althoff, Kathleen T Hogan, Satya Nadella, and Teri List.
View insider buying and selling activity for Microsoft
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Swiss National Bank, Jennison Associates LLC, Verity Asset Management Inc., WCM Investment Management LLC, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and Fisher Asset Management LLC.
View insider buying and selling activity for Microsoft
or or view top insider-buying stocks.

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 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 $261.12.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.95 trillion and generates $168.09 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $61.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.579990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

Microsoft employs 181,000 workers across the globe.

Does Microsoft have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Microsoft: 6Wunderkinder / Wunderlist, ADRM Software, Activision Blizzard, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, Ally.io, AltspaceVR, Avere Systems, BleuTalon, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Citus Data, Clear Software, Clipchamp, CloudKnox Security, Cloudyn, CyberX, Cycle Computing, Datasense™, Datazen Software, Deis.com, Donya Labs, Double Fine Productions, Double Labs, Event Zero, Express Logic Inc, FSLogix, FantasySalesTeam, FieldOne Systems, Flipgrid, Genee, GitHub, Groove (dba Zikera), Havok, Hexadite, Intentional Software, JClarity, Kinvolk, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Linkedln Corporation, LiveLoop, Lobe, Maluuba, Marsden Group, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., MinecraftEdu, Mixer, Mobile Data Labs, Mover, Movere, N-Trig, Nokia, Nuance Communications Inc., Open Build Service, Orions Systems, Peer5, PlayFab, PromoteIQ, ReFirm Labs, Revolution Analytics, RiskIQ, Secure Islands Technologies, Siwng Technologies, Smash.gg, Softomotive, Solair, Sunrise, Suplari, SwiftKey, TakeLessons, Talko, Two Hat Security, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, XOXCO, Xamarin, Xandr, ZeniMax Media Inc., and inXile Entertainment.

When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded in 1975.

What is Microsoft's official website?

The official website for Microsoft is 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) 706-4400, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 425-706-7329.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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