NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$105.43 +1.24 (+1.19 %)
(As of 07/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$105.43
Today's Range$104.09 - $105.60
52-Week Range$71.28 - $104.41
Volume24.58 million shs
Average Volume25.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$811.79 billion
P/E Ratio31.85
Dividend Yield1.59%
Microsoft logoMicrosoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype,, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist 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 company's More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. It also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. It has a strategic partnership with CNH Industrial N.V. and BlackBerry Limited. 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.00
Current Ratio3.40
Quick Ratio3.35


Trailing P/E Ratio31.85
Forward P/E Ratio27.53
P/E Growth2.22

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$89.95 billion
Price / Sales9.02
Cash Flow$4.4959 per share
Price / Cash23.45
Book Value$9.39 per share
Price / Book11.23


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.31
Net Income$21.20 billion
Net Margins13.72%
Return on Equity36.49%
Return on Assets11.76%


Outstanding Shares7,699,790,000
Market Cap$811,789.19

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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, June 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 15th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The software giant reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.10. The software giant had revenue of $26.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $25.78 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 36.49% and a net margin of 13.72%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. View Microsoft's Earnings History.

When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 19th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

34 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $130.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $105.6207 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

34 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings, 28 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Microsoft stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Microsoft stock:
  • 1. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We remain impressed with another stellar quarter of commercial cloud momentum that climbed to a $24B annualized run-rate on a 58% y/y growth rate that accelerated for the fifth consecutive quarter. That said, it is now the cyclical (enterprise server) and product cycle (Win10 refresh) tailwinds that are contributing to a material increase to our forecast. We are raising FY18/FY19 revenue and EPS by $2B/$3B and $0.19/$0.21. Remain buyers. Key Investment Points Cyclical and secular tailwinds drove a billion-dollar beat. Total revenue increased 16% y/y to $26.8B, exceeding consensus by ~$1B driven by a combination of secular and cyclical tailwinds. Secular tailwinds benefited the commercial cloud segment; it rose 58% y/y climbing to a $24B run-rate. Commercial cloud mix has risen to 22% of total sales, up from 16% last year. Azure cloud growth remained strong, growing 93%, down slightly from 98% last quarter." (4/27/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft has a dominant position in the desktop PC market. The company’s strategic growth investments in cloud business and AI are positives. The launch of Surface LTE and the new generation of Windows 10 PCs from its OEM partners bodes well for the company. The company has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. We expect rapid adoption of Azure and Office 365 to remain the key catalysts in the near future. We believe that collaborations with Amazon, Red Hat, Symantec, Cray and PAREXEL are positive for the company's growth prospects. We also believe that Microsoft’s strategic initiatives to enter the augmented reality and virtual reality market will be positives. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q3 earnings release. However, its business reorganization and “cloud-first mobile-first” execution risks remain. Competition also remains stiff." (4/24/2018)

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a drop in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 47,843,448 shares, a drop of 12.9% from the June 15th total of 54,943,793 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 28,836,374 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.7 days. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. 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, Chief Exec. Officer & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor and 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 coverage about MSFT stock has trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the software giant an impact score of 45.74 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.24%), Swedbank (0.17%), Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.14%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%) and DnB Asset Management AS (0.04%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit, Jean Philippe Courtois, 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 DnB Asset Management AS, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Caledonia Investments PLC and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit and Jean Philippe Courtois. View Insider Buying and Selling for Microsoft.

Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Swedbank, DAVENPORT & Co LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Addenda Capital Inc. and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. 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 $105.43.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $811.79 billion and generates $89.95 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $21.20 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.31 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 124,000 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:  1,874 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,228 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,102
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 7/15/2018 by Staff

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