NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$117.52 -0.13 (-0.11 %)
(As of 03/21/2019 04:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$117.65
Today's Range$116.71 - $118.75
52-Week Range$87.08 - $118.75
Volume28.10 million shs
Average Volume29.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$904.88 billion
P/E Ratio30.29
Dividend Yield1.56%
Beta1.21
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. The company's Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform; and enterprise services, including premier support and Microsoft consulting services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provides training and certification to developers and IT professionals. Its More Personal Computing segment offers Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, and MSN display advertising; devices comprising Surface, PC accessories, and other intelligent devices; Xbox hardware and software and services; and Bing and Bing Ads search advertising. The company markets its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers; and online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation has collaboration with E.ON; strategic alliance with Nielsen Holdings plc and PAREXEL International Corp.; collaboration with NIIT Technologies Ltd.; and a strategic collaboration with Mastercard Incorporated. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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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$110.36 billion
Cash Flow$5.2605 per share
Book Value$10.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$16.57 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees131,000
Outstanding Shares7,699,793,000
Market Cap$904.88 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, March 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 15th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The software giant reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.01. The software giant had revenue of $32.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.53 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.52% and a net margin of 28.31%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.96 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, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

31 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $140.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's share price to reach $123.0690 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating, 28 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. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We expect continued cloud strength when MSFT reports on Wednesday with commercial cloud growth estimated at 44.8% y/y. We remain Overweight on MSFT as a top cloud stock to own for 2019, based on a strong balance sheet with $50B+ in net cash, improving margins, and double-digit growth prospects driven by a cloud franchise that could triple to $100B by CY23E. Commercial cloud revenue poised to grow 44.8% y/y. We estimate that commercial cloud revenue should grow 44.8% y/y to $8.8B, which equates to a $35B run-rate (27% of sales) driven by healthy enterprise adoption of Office 365 and robust Azure growth, which is now reaching critical scale at a $10B+ annualized run-rate." (1/29/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft is benefiting from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365 commercial, Dynamics, Outlook mobile and Teams. Moreover, Azure’s expanding customer base is a key catalyst. Microsoft’s gaming segment is performing well, primarily driven by a combination of Xbox Live, Game Pass subscriptions and Mixer, which are driving user engagement. Further, acquisitions like PlayFab and GitHub expand Microsoft’s total addressable market (TAM) and penetration. Additionally, expanding partner base is notable. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year over yearbasis. However, projections of a moderating growth rate in commercial cloud gross margin, and OEM Pro and Windows commercial businesses is a headwind." (1/28/2019)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MSFT stock has trended very negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a media sentiment score of -3.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the software giant a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 41,155,216 shares, an increase of 4.8% from the February 15th total of 39,272,903 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 24,030,677 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.5% 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), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Bank of America (BAC) and AT&T (T).

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.58%), FMR LLC (3.31%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, G Mason Morfit, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, Sandra E Peterson, Satya Nadella and William H Gates III. 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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Swedbank, London Co. of Virginia, Acadian Asset Management LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, PGGM Investments and Toronto Dominion Bank. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Lunia Capital LP, FMR LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Parnassus Investments CA and Northern Trust Corp. 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 $117.52.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $904.88 billion and generates $110.36 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $16.57 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.88 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 131,000 workers across the globe.

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:  2,321 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,655 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,976
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 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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