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Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$326.19
+3.18 (+0.98%)
(As of 12/6/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$319.23
$327.42
50-Day Range
$281.92
$343.11
52-Week Range
$209.11
$349.67
Volume
30.01 million shs
Average Volume
25.92 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.45 trillion
P/E Ratio
36.49
Dividend Yield
0.77%
Beta
0.87
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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquarter

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
Systems Software
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP
59491810
Employees
181,000
Year Founded
1975

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$168.09 billion
Cash Flow
$9.53 per share
Book Value
$20.24 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$61.27 billion
Pretax Margin
42.84%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
7,507,980,000
Free Float
7,504,226,000
Market Cap
$2.45 trillion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/25/2021
Ex-Dividend
11/17/2021
Today
12/06/2021
Dividend Payable
12/09/2021
Next Earnings (Estimated)
1/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
6/30/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.04 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

23rd out of 894 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

5th out of 269 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft a buy right now?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating, 31 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Microsoft stock.
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How has Microsoft's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSFT stock has increased by 112.3% and is now trading at $326.19.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 25th 2022.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October, 25th. The software giant reported $2.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.08 by $0.19. The software giant had revenue of $45.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $44 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 38.51% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 45.80%. The company's revenue was up 22.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.82 earnings per share.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, December 9th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 17th. This is a positive change from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.56.
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Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. Microsoft has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Microsoft is 27.74%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Microsoft will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.39% 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which permits the company to buyback $60,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 2.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Microsoft updated its second quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $50.15 billion-$51.05 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $48.92 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

33 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $275.00 to $407.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $349.87 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.3% 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. Fundamental Research analysts commented, "Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) - Q1 Will be Tough to Beat

    Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) - Q1 Will be Tough to Beat” and dated October 27, 2021. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com.
    " (11/4/2021)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft’s Q4 results were driven by strength in its Azure cloud platform amid accelerated global digital transformation. Teams’ user growth is gaining from continuation of remote work as well as adoption of hybrid work model. A recovering ad and job market scenario boosted LinkedIn and Search revenues. Solid uptake of new Xbox consoles is aiding the gaming segment performance. The company is also witnessing growth in user base of its different applications including Microsoft 365 suite and Dynamics. Shares have outperformed the industry in the year-to-date period. Microsoft expects Surface revenues to decline in the fiscal first quarter owing to tough year over year comparison and supply chain disruptions. Increasing spend on Azure enhancements amid stiff competition in the cloud space from Amazon is likely to weigh on margins." (7/29/2021)

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 Geode Capital Management LLC (1.68%), Capital World Investors (1.47%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.09%), Morgan Stanley (0.90%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (0.84%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Judson Althoff, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson and Satya Nadella.
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Which institutional investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Polen Capital Management LLC, Altshuler Shaham Ltd, TCI Fund Management Ltd., Millennium Management LLC, Soroban Capital Partners LP, Sepio Capital LP, Credit Suisse AG, and Hsbc Holdings PLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Jean Philippe Courtois, Judson Althoff, Kathleen T Hogan, and Satya Nadella.
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Which institutional investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, MFA Wealth Advisors LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Citadel Advisors LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, and American Century Companies Inc..
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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 $326.19.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $2.45 trillion and generates $168.09 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $61.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.94 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, 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 communication, 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, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, XOXCO, Xamarin, ZeniMax, 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.

Where are Microsoft's headquarters?

Microsoft is headquartered at ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 425-706-7329.


This page was last updated on 12/6/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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