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S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit
S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit
S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Microsoft - MSFT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$282.91
-0.74 (-0.26%)
(As of 08/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$278.68
$283.65
50-Day Range
$242.26
$283.65
52-Week Range
$241.51
$349.67
Volume
16.77 million shs
Average Volume
26.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.11 trillion
P/E Ratio
29.35
Dividend Yield
0.88%
Price Target
$335.72

Microsoft MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.97 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.7% Upside
$335.72 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.53% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.12mentions of Microsoft in the last 14 days
Based on 29 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.09%
From $10.14 to $11.67 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.99 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

46th out of 832 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

9th out of 269 stocks

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About Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Stock

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, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, 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 on 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 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. It has collaborations with Dynatrace, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Micro Focus, WPP plc, ACI Worldwide, Inc., and iCIMS, Inc., as well as strategic relationships with Avaya Holdings Corp. and wejo Limited. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft Price Performance

Shares of MSFT traded down $0.74 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $282.91. 16,774,606 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 26,520,194. The company has a quick ratio of 1.75, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $262.96 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $280.24. Microsoft has a 52-week low of $241.51 and a 52-week high of $349.67. The company has a market cap of $2.11 trillion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.35, a PEG ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 0.93.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The software giant reported $2.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.06). Microsoft had a return on equity of 43.31% and a net margin of 36.69%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.17 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Microsoft will post 10.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Microsoft Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.88%. Microsoft's payout ratio is currently 25.73%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

MSFT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $380.00 price objective on Microsoft in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their target price on Microsoft from $325.00 to $320.00 in a report on Monday, June 13th. Redburn Partners initiated coverage on Microsoft in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $370.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp dropped their target price on Microsoft from $373.00 to $330.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Fundamental Research reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $280.50 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a report on Wednesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-one have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $335.72.

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MSFT Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/9 Dividend
5/18/2022
Dividend Payable
6/09/2022
Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Today
8/07/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/8 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/08/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
6/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
Systems Software
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP
59491810
Employees
181,000
Year Founded
1975

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$335.72
High Stock Price Forecast
$411.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$275.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.97
Research Coverage
31 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$72.74 billion
Pretax Margin
42.22%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$198.27 billion
Cash Flow
$11.25 per share
Book Value
$22.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
7,457,890,000
Free Float
7,454,163,000
Market Cap
$2.11 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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MSFT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Microsoft stock right now?

31 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 30 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Microsoft stock.
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What is Microsoft's stock price forecast for 2022?

31 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Microsoft's stock. Their MSFT stock forecasts range from $275.00 to $411.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $335.72 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.7% from the stock's current price.
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How has Microsoft's stock performed in 2022?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $336.32 at the start of the year. Since then, MSFT stock has decreased by 15.9% and is now trading at $282.91.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 25th 2022.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 26th. The software giant reported $2.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.06. Microsoft had a net margin of 36.69% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 43.31%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.17 EPS.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th.
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Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.88%. Microsoft has been increasing its dividend for 20 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Microsoft is 25.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Microsoft will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.25% next year. This indicates that Microsoft will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which allows the company to repurchase $60,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Microsoft issued on next quarter's earnings?

Microsoft updated its first quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $49.25 billion-$50.25 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $51.60 billion.

What is Satya Nadella's approval rating as Microsoft's CEO?

11,127 employees have rated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Glassdoor.com. Satya Nadella has an approval rating of 98% among Microsoft's employees. This puts Satya Nadella in the top 20% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Jennison Associates LLC (0.31%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.31%), TD Asset Management Inc. (0.19%), Brown Advisory Inc. (0.17%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%) and Parnassus Investments LLC (0.11%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Judson Althoff, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, Satya Nadella and Teri List.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $282.91.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $2.11 trillion and generates $198.27 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $72.74 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.64 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

Microsoft employs 181,000 workers across the globe.

Does Microsoft have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Microsoft: 6Wunderkinder / Wunderlist, ADRM Software, Activision Blizzard, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, Ally.io, AltspaceVR, Avere Systems, BleuTalon, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Citus Data, Clear Software, Clipchamp, CloudKnox Security, Cloudyn, CyberX, Cycle Computing, Datasense™, Datazen Software, Deis.com, Donya Labs, Double Fine Productions, Double Labs, Event Zero, Express Logic Inc, FSLogix, FantasySalesTeam, FieldOne Systems, Flipgrid, Genee, GitHub, Groove (dba Zikera), Havok, Hexadite, Intentional Software, JClarity, Kinvolk, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Linkedln Corporation, LiveLoop, Lobe, Maluuba, Marsden Group, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., MinecraftEdu, Mixer, Mobile Data Labs, Mover, Movere, N-Trig, Nokia, Nuance Communications Inc., Open Build Service, Orions Systems, Peer5, PlayFab, PromoteIQ, ReFirm Labs, Revolution Analytics, RiskIQ, Secure Islands Technologies, Siwng Technologies, Smash.gg, Softomotive, Solair, Sunrise, Suplari, SwiftKey, TakeLessons, Talko, Two Hat Security, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, XOXCO, Xamarin, Xandr, ZeniMax Media Inc., and inXile Entertainment.
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When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded in 1975.

How can I contact Microsoft?

Microsoft's mailing address is ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052. The official website for Microsoft is www.microsoft.com. The software giant can be reached via phone at (425) 706-4400, via email at msft@microsoft.com, or via fax at 425-706-7329.

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