NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $110.66 +3.06 (+2.84 %) (As of 10/16/2018 12:25 PM ET)Previous Close$107.60Today's Range$108.76 - $110.9052-Week Range$77.25 - $116.18Volume1.84 million shsAverage Volume28.74 million shsMarket Capitalization$880.63 billionP/E Ratio27.73Dividend Yield1.59%Beta1.28 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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; 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 providing 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 and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation has collaboration with E.ON to develop smart connected home solutions. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Receive MSFT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MSFT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Prepackaged software Sub-IndustrySystems Software SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT CUSIP59491810 Webwww.microsoft.com Phone425-882-8080 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.94 Current Ratio2.90 Quick Ratio2.86 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.73 Forward P/E Ratio26.04 P/E Growth2.19 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$110.36 billion Price / Sales7.72 Cash Flow$5.0925 per share Price / Cash21.73 Book Value$10.74 per share Price / Book10.30 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.88 Net Income$16.57 billion Net Margins15.02% Return on Equity36.69% Return on Assets11.99% Miscellaneous Employees131,000 Outstanding Shares7,699,790,000Market Cap$880.63 billion 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 Tuesday, September 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 14th. This is a boost from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View Microsoft's Dividend History. How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter? Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 19th. The software giant reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.05. The software giant had revenue of $30.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.23 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 15.02% and a return on equity of 36.69%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.75 earnings per share. View Microsoft's Earnings History. When is Microsoft's next earnings date? Microsoft is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft. How can I listen to Microsoft's earnings call? Microsoft will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 24th at 5:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What price target have analysts set for MSFT? 32 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $135.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $121.1111 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets 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, 1 hold rating, 29 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft has a dominant position in the desktop PC market, with its operating systems being used in the majority of PCs worldwide. The company 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, the company’s expanding partner base is a key catalyst. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, projections of a moderating growth rate in commercial cloud gross margin, and OEM Pro and Windows commercial businesses is a headwind." (9/19/2018) 2. 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) Are investors shorting Microsoft? Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,402,349 shares, an increase of 12.4% from the September 14th total of 43,067,826 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 26,951,183 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Microsoft's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Microsoft's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Microsoft include Oracle (ORCL), SAP (SAP), Adobe Systems (ADBE), salesforce.com (CRM), VMware (VMW), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Intuit (INTU), Square (SQ), Dassault Systemes (DASTY), Electronic Arts (EA), ServiceNow (NOW), Autodesk (ADSK), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), CA (CA) and Splunk (SPLK). Who are Microsoft's key executives? Microsoft's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 51)Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 59)Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor & 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) Who are Microsoft's major shareholders? Microsoft's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Swedbank (0.16%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.11%), First Manhattan Co. (0.08%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.04%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.04%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.03%). 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 Swedbank, First Manhattan Co., Hexavest Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA, Barometer Capital Management Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC and Saratoga Research & Investment Management. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wilsey Asset Management Inc., Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, DNB Asset Management AS, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co, KAMES CAPITAL plc, First Hawaiian Bank, Factory Mutual Insurance Co. and Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.. 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 $109.76. How big of a company is Microsoft? Microsoft has a market capitalization of $880.63 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: 3.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 2,115 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,401 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 3,516MarketBeat'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 10/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do You Calculate Return on Equity (ROE)?