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Microsoft - MSFT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$254.69
-0.45 (-0.18%)
(As of 12/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$250.92
$256.12
50-Day Range
$214.25
$255.14
52-Week Range
$213.43
$344.30
Volume
25.96 million shs
Average Volume
27.32 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.90 trillion
P/E Ratio
27.45
Dividend Yield
1.07%
Price Target
$300.64

Microsoft MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.91 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.0% Upside
$300.64 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.47% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.42mentions of Microsoft in the last 14 days
Based on 30 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.33 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
13.51%
From $9.62 to $10.92 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

3.19 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

12th out of 635 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

6th out of 219 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 Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 9/8 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/08/2022
Last Earnings
10/25/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/8 Dividend
11/16/2022
Today
12/02/2022
Dividend Payable
12/08/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
1/24/2023
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
$300.64
High Stock Price Forecast
$411.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$234.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.91
Research Coverage
33 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$72.74 billion
Pretax Margin
41.74%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$198.27 billion
Cash Flow
$11.23 per share
Book Value
$23.28 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
7,454,470,000
Free Float
7,452,237,000
Market Cap
$1.90 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Satya NadellaMr. Satya Nadella (Age 55)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $12.68M
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith LCAMr. Bradford L. Smith LCA (Age 63)
    Pres & Vice Chairman
    Comp: $4.66M
  • Ms. Amy E. HoodMs. Amy E. Hood (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $4.64M
  • Mr. Judson AlthoffMr. Judson Althoff (Age 49)
    Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer
    Comp: $4.43M
  • Mr. Christopher David Young (Age 50)
    Exec. VP of Bus. Devel., Strategy & Ventures
    Comp: $4.59M
  • Ms. Alice L. Jolla (Age 55)
    Corp. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Brett Iversen
    Gen. Mang. of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Frank X. Shaw
    Corp. VP for Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Christopher C. CaposselaMr. Christopher C. Capossela (Age 52)
    Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Mr. Keith Ranger Dolliver Esq.
    VP, Deputy Gen. Counsel of Corp., External & Legal Affairs and Assistant Sec.













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 3 hold ratings and 30 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Microsoft's stock. Their MSFT share price forecasts range from $234.00 to $411.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $300.64 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSFT shares performed in 2022?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $336.32 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MSFT shares have decreased by 24.3% and is now trading at $254.69.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 24th 2023.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 25th. The software giant reported $2.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.06. The software giant earned $50.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.70 billion. Microsoft had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.10% and a net margin of 34.37%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.27 earnings per share.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.68 per share on Thursday, March 9th. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.07%. 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 1.07%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 29.31%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSFT will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.91% 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 initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $60,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Microsoft issued an update on its second quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $52.35 billion-$53.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $56.05 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.51%), State Street Corp (3.96%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.04%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.66%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.54%). 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 $254.69.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $1.90 trillion and generates $198.27 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $72.74 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.28 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) 706-4400, via email at msft@microsoft.com, or via fax at 425-706-7329.

This page (NASDAQ:MSFT) was last updated on 12/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff