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S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
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Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet
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Italy's premier visits Libya for talks on energy, migration
Italy, Libya sign $8B gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli
The Next Big Crisis Is Here (Ad)
Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales
Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
Is Buying an Aged Corporation a Good Idea?
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet
The Next Big Crisis Is Here (Ad)
Italy's premier visits Libya for talks on energy, migration
Italy, Libya sign $8B gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli
The Next Big Crisis Is Here (Ad)
Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales
Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
Is Buying an Aged Corporation a Good Idea?
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet
The Next Big Crisis Is Here (Ad)
Italy's premier visits Libya for talks on energy, migration
Italy, Libya sign $8B gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli
The Next Big Crisis Is Here (Ad)
Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales
Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

Microsoft - MSFT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$248.16
+0.16 (+0.06%)
(As of 01/27/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$246.83
$249.83
50-Day Range
$222.31
$257.22
52-Week Range
$213.43
$315.95
Volume
26.50 million shs
Average Volume
30.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.85 trillion
P/E Ratio
27.57
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Price Target
$283.09

Microsoft MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.82 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.1% Upside
$283.09 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.49% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.01mentions of Microsoft in the last 14 days
Based on 208 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.14 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
13.41%
From $9.32 to $10.57 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

3.11 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

15th out of 635 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

2nd out of 217 stocks


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About Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Stock

Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The two quit their respective Harvard schooling and programming jobs to start a software company focused on the then-popular Altair 8800. Originally named Micro-Soft, Microsoft is a portmanteau of the words microprocessor and software. The company quickly took off and was relocated to Washington State where it is headquartered today.

Microsoft launched a game called Flight Simulator in 1982 that has since become the longest-running video game franchise. The company’s first major breakthrough came in the early 80s when it licensed MS-DOS to IBM for their personal computer and then another came in 1985 the company altered the way computers were used when it launched Windows. Windows used a graphical interface to display information that included drop-down menus, scroll bars, and other features commonly found in operating systems today.

Microsoft went public in 1986 making founder Bill Gates the world’s youngest billionaire. Other innovations that helped make the company’s name include Windows 95 which included many upgrades to the original and, when the Internet took off, Internet Explorer. Bill Gates gave up his role as CEO in 2000 and the company is now run by Satya Nadella. Mr. Nadella took over the role of CEO in 2014 and then the role of chairman in 2021.

Today the company develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments that include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. As of 2022, Microsoft’s Azure powered more than 20% of the Cloud putting it in second place globally.

The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers several software solutions including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft Viva, and Skype for Business. Microsoft also operates Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn for business professionals as well as Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 is a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprises of all sizes.

The Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses. Microsoft Intelligent Cloud also operates GitHub which is a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers. Intelligent Cloud also hosts Nuance healthcare and enterprise AI solutions, and Azure, a cloud platform, as well as associated services.

The More Personal Computing segment provides Windows original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing and other licensing of the Windows family of operating systems. This includes Windows Commercial, Windows cloud services, and Windows Internet of Things.

The More Personal Computing segment also offers Surface, PC accessories, PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, Xbox hardware, and Xbox content and services including video games and third-party video game royalties. The company sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores.

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MSFT Stock News Headlines

MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27 (MSFT)
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Wall Street climbs to hit best level in nearly eight weeks
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Wall Street swings in mixed trading on economy, earnings
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Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared
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Stocks erase big losses driven by profit fears, end flat
Stocks shook off an early slide and wound up little changed as worries about corporate profits weighed on the market
Wall Street wobbles amid worries about corporate profits
Wall Street is wobbling on worries about corporate profits following a mixed set of earnings reports and forecasts from Microsoft and others
Wall Street weakens on worries about corporate profits
Wall Street is weakening on worries about corporate profits following a mixed set of earnings reports and forecasts from Microsoft and others
Wedbush Cuts Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Price Target to $280.00
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) PT Lowered to $265.00 at Wolfe Research
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MSFT Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/8 Dividend
11/16/2022
Dividend Payable
12/08/2022
Last Earnings
1/24/2023
Today
1/28/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/9 Dividend
2/15/2023
Dividend Payable
3/09/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2023
Fiscal Year End
6/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
Systems Software
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP
59491810
Employees
221,000
Year Founded
1975

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$283.09
High Stock Price Forecast
$411.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$212.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.82
Research Coverage
33 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$72.74 billion
Pretax Margin
40.47%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$198.27 billion
Cash Flow
$11.26 per share
Book Value
$24.60 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
7,443,800,000
Free Float
7,441,571,000
Market Cap
$1.85 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.94

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Key Executives

  • Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Bradford L. SmithBradford L. Smith
    President & Chief Legal Officer
  • Kirk Koenigsbauer
    COO & VP-Experiences & Devices Group
  • Amy E. HoodAmy E. Hood
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • James Kevin Scott
    Chief Technology Officer & Executive VP













MSFT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Microsoft stock right now?

33 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 28 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" MSFT shares.
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What is Microsoft's stock price forecast for 2023?

33 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Microsoft's shares. Their MSFT share price forecasts range from $212.00 to $411.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $283.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSFT shares performed in 2023?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $239.82 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, MSFT shares have increased by 3.5% and is now trading at $248.16.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 25th 2023.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 24th. The software giant reported $2.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.27 by $0.05. The software giant earned $52.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $53.17 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 33.05% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 39.87%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.48 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, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.68 per share on Thursday, March 9th. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 15th.
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Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.10%. The company 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 is 30.22%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSFT will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.73% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $60,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 2.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Microsoft updated its third quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $50.50 billion-$51.50 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $52.45 billion.

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

11,127 employees have rated Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella on Glassdoor.com. Satya Nadella has an approval rating of 98% among the company'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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.08%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.08%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.06%), Strs Ohio (0.05%) and AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, 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 stock 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 $248.16.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $1.85 trillion and generates $198.27 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $72.74 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.00 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

The company employs 221,000 workers across the globe.

Does Microsoft have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Microsoft: 5th Finger, 90 Degree Software, ADRM Software, AVIcode, Acompli, ActiveViews, Activision Blizzard, AdECN, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, Alacris, Ally.io, Altamira Software, AltspaceVR, Aorato, Apiphany, Apptimum, Aspect Software Inc, AssetMetrix Corporation, Avere Systems, Azyxxi, BigPark, Bit Stadium GmbH, Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Bruce Artwick Organization, Bungie, Caligari Corporation, Calista Technologies, Canesta, Capptain, Chalkup, Ciao, Citus Data, Clear Software, Clickstream Technologies, Clipchamp, CloudKnox Security, Cloudyn, Code Connect, Colloquis, Colusa Software, CompareNet, Compulsion Games, Connectix, Consumers Software, Cooper & Peters, Credentica, CyberX, Cycle Computing, DATAllegro, Danger, DataSense, Datazen Software, DeepMetrix, Deis.com, DesktopStandard, Digital Anvil, Dimension X, Donya Labs, Double Labs, EXOS, Echo Locker, Electric Gravity, Engyro, Entropic, Entropic Research Laboratories, Equivio, Event Zero, Express Logic, FASA Interactive, FSLogix, FantasySalesTeam, Farecast, Fast Search & Transfer, FieldOne Systems, Firefly Network, Flipgrid, FolderShare, Forethought, Fox Software, Frontbridge Technologies, GIANT Company Software, Genee, Github, Global Care Solutions, Great Plains Software, GreenButton, Greenfield Online, Groove (dba Zikera), Groove Networks, Gteko, Havok, Hexadite, HockeyApp, HotMail, InMage Systems, InRelease, Intentional Software, Interactive Supercomputing, Interse, Intrinsa, Jump Networks, Kidaro, Kinvolk, Komoku, LinkAge Software, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Lionhead Studios, LiveLoop, Lobe, Lookout Software, MESA Group, MIXER, Maluuba, MarketingPilot, Massive, Media-Streams.com, Medstory, Merchant Planet, MessageCast, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, MetricsHub, Miburo, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., MinecraftEdu, Minit, MobiComp, Mobile Data Labs, Mojang Studios, MongoMusic, Motion Bridge, Mover, Movere, MultiMap, Musiwave, N-trig, NCompass Labs, Navic Networks, Navic Systems, Navision, NetCarta, NetGames, Netbreeze, Netwise, Network Managers, NextBase, Ninja Theory, Nokia - Devices & Services Business, Nuance Communications, Nuance Communications Inc., Numinous Technologies, Obsidian Entertainment, OmniBrowse, One Tree Software Ltd, Onfolio, Opalis Software, Open Build Service, Orions Systems, Pacific Microsonics, Pando Networks, Parature, Parlano, Peach Networks, Peer5, Pelican Security, Perceptive Pixel, PhoneFactor, PlaceWare, PlayFab, Playground Games, Powerset, ProClarity, Prodiance Corporation, PromoteIQ, R2 Studios, RAV Antivirus, Rapt, Rare, ReFirm Labs, RenderMorphics, Revolution Analytics, RiskIQ, Rosetta Biosoftware, STNC, Screen Tonic, SeaDragon Software, Secure Islands Technologies, Semantic Machines, Sendit, Sentillion, ShadowFactor Software, Skype, Smash.gg, SoftImage, Softomotive, Softricity, Softway Systems, Solair, StorSimple, Stratature, Sunrise, Suplari, SwiftKey, Swing Technologies, Sybari, SyntaxTree, TakeLessons, Talko, Teleo, Tellme, Tellme, The Marsden Group, Twisted Pixel Games, Two Hat Security, Undead Labs, Unveil Technologies, VXtreme, Valence Research, Valence Technology, Vermeer Technologies, Vexcel, Vicinity Corporation, VideoSurf, Visio Corporation, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, WebFives, WebTV Networks, Whale Communications, Windows Live Hotmail, Winternals, Wunderlist, XDegrees, XOXCO, Xamarin, Xandr, YaData, Yammer, ZeniMax, Zoomit, Zoomix, aQuantive, devBiz Business Solutions, eShop, iView Multimedia, id8 Group R2 Studios, inXile Entertainment, jClarity, and linkexchange.
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How can I contact Microsoft?

Microsoft's mailing address is ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052. The official website for the company is www.microsoft.com. The software giant can be reached via phone at (425) 882-8080, via email at msft@microsoft.com, or via fax at 425-706-7329.

This page (NASDAQ:MSFT) was last updated on 1/28/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff