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Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$202.47
-2.25 (-1.10 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$199.62
Now: $202.47
$204.29
50-Day Range
$200.39
MA: $210.04
$222.86
52-Week Range
$132.52
Now: $202.47
$232.86
Volume36.98 million shs
Average Volume39.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.53 trillion
P/E Ratio35.21
Dividend Yield1.00%
Beta0.92
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, and OneDrive; LinkedIn that includes Talent, Learning, Sales, and Marketing solutions, as well as premium subscriptions; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL and 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 to developers and IT professionals on various 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 intelligent 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. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.41 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080
Employees163,000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$143.02 billion
Cash Flow$7.13 per share
Book Value$15.63 per share

Profitability

Net Income$44.28 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares7,560,496,000
Market Cap$1.53 trillion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$202.47
-2.25 (-1.10 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Microsoft's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MSFT stock has increased by 31.8% and is now trading at $202.47.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Microsoft?

32 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 28 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 27th. The software giant reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.53 by $0.29. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.45% and a net margin of 30.96%.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 18th. This is a boost from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.
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How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which permits the company to buyback $40,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

32 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Microsoft's shares. Their forecasts range from $170.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $229.32 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.3% 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, "Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Rapid headway in cloud services and stable commercial business helping tech giant navigate through difficult times – Initiating Coverage” and dated June 17, 2020. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com." (6/18/2020)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft's fiscal third-quarter results benefited from momentum in Azure, impressive Teams user growth led by coronavirus-induced work-from-home wave and uptick in Surface devices. Moreover, the company is benefiting from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365 commercial, and Dynamics. Azure’s expanding customer base remains a key catalyst. Furthermore, it is well poised to expand the total addressable market through acquisitions of GitHub and PlayFab. Notably, shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. However, weak job market and lower spend on advertising due to the coronavirus outbreak are likely to weigh on LinkedIn and Search revenues. Further, delays in consulting business contract renewals and supply chain constraints in China are anticipated to limit growth." (5/20/2020)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MSFT stock has been trending positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news impact score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the software giant a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.
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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), Tesla (TSLA), The Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Canopy Growth (CGC) and Visa (V).

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 53, Pay $13.24M)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 61, Pay $4.33M)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48, Pay $4.91M)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 59, Pay $3.78M)
  • Ms. Alice L. Jolla, Corp. VP of Fin. & Admin. and Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. J. Kevin Scott, CTO and Exec. VP of Technology & Research (Age 48)
  • Mr. Nick Coleman, Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Vikas Mehta, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Frank X. Shaw, Corp. VP for Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Christopher C. Capossela, Exec. VP of Marketing & Consumer Bus. and Chief Marketing Officer (Age 50)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.11%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.08%), Toronto Dominion Bank (0.08%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.06%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.06%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.06%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, 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 CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, M&G Investment Management Ltd., Rheos Capital Works Inc., Artemis Investment Management LLP, Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Confluence Investment Management LLC, and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, 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 Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, BP PLC, LGT Capital Partners LTD., Avantax Advisory Services Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., DNB Asset Management AS, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, and Hillman Co..
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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 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 $202.47.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.53 trillion and generates $143.02 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $44.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.76 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 163,000 workers across the globe.

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 425-882-8080 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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