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

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$106.75 -1.42 (-1.31 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 02:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$108.17
Today's Range$106.29 - $107.95
52-Week Range$87.08 - $116.18
Volume1.37 million shs
Average Volume27.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$821.95 billion
P/E Ratio27.44
Dividend Yield1.70%
Beta1.17
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 for businesses, 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 on Microsoft products. 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.; 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$5.1921 per share
Book Value$11.97 per share

Profitability

Net Income$16.57 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees131,000
Outstanding Shares7,699,790,000
Market Cap$821.95 billion
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The software giant reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. The software giant earned $32.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.53 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.52% and a net margin of 28.31%. Microsoft's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $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?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $140.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $122.6429 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

30 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, 27 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 been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the software giant a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 39,768,623 shares, a drop of 31.9% from the January 15th total of 58,402,379 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 34,027,502 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Approximately 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?

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.58%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.46%). 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Lunia Capital LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Parnassus Investments CA, Northern Trust Corp, Brown Advisory Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Legal & General Group Plc. 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 $106.78.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $822.18 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:  2,294 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,612 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,906
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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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