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

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$104.40 -0.72 (-0.68 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 06:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$105.12
Today's Range$103.89 - $105.31
52-Week Range$71.28 - $106.50
Volume39.35 million shs
Average Volume23.31 million shs
Market Capitalization$809.40 billion
P/E Ratio31.54
Dividend Yield1.60%
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 Ratio31.54
Forward P/E Ratio27.19
P/E Growth2.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$89.95 billion
Price / Sales8.94
Cash Flow$4.4654 per share
Price / Cash23.38
Book Value$9.39 per share
Price / Book11.12


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$809,402.25

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, June 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 15th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The software giant reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.05. The software giant earned $30.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.23 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 13.72% and a return on equity of 36.49%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.75 earnings per share. View Microsoft's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

32 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $108.6897 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

32 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, 25 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings 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 see MSFT delivering double-digit revenue growth for the fourth consecutive quarter driven by healthy fundamentals across all three major segments and 40% secular growth in commercial cloud. While investor sentiment is mixed on moderating Azure growth, we think this is misplaced given usage-based Azure growth could remain in the triple digits. Cyclical tailwinds could help sustain double-digit revenue growth. Improving cyclical fundamentals for Windows operating systems and server tools during the June quarter (F4Q), combined with strong commercial cloud growth of 40% y/y ($26B run-rate), could contribute to the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit overall revenue growth for the largest software franchise in the world." (7/17/2018)
  • 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 decrease in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 47,843,448 shares, a decrease of 12.9% from the June 15th total of 54,943,793 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 28,836,374 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.6% of the company's 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, 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?

Press coverage about MSFT stock has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the software giant an impact score of 47.05 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.24%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.21%), Fred Alger Management Inc. (0.20%), Swedbank (0.17%), Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt (0.14%) and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.09%). 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 institutional investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Hartford Investment Management Co., Jensen Investment Management Inc., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, Selz Capital LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc. and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. 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 institutional investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Swedbank, ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda., DAVENPORT & Co LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $104.40.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $815.79 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:  1,894 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,235 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,129
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 7/20/2018 by Staff

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