NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$123.37 +1.60 (+1.31 %)
(As of 04/19/2019 08:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$121.77
Today's Range$121.3018 - $123.52
52-Week Range$90.28 - $123.52
Volume27.36 million shs
Average Volume27.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$949.92 billion
P/E Ratio31.80
Dividend Yield1.51%
Beta1.22
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, 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; and 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 provides training and certification to developers and IT professionals. 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 its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers; and online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation has collaboration with E.ON; strategic alliance with Nielsen Holdings plc and PAREXEL International Corp.; collaboration with NIIT Technologies Ltd.; and a strategic collaboration with Mastercard Incorporated. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$110.36 billion
Cash Flow$5.3639 per share
Book Value$10.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$16.57 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees131,000
Outstanding Shares7,699,793,000
Market Cap$949.92 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, March 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 15th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The software giant reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.01. The software giant earned $32.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.53 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 28.31% and a return on equity of 39.52%. The firm's revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.96 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

30 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Microsoft's shares. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $125.1724 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

30 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, 27 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. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We see the March quarter as another positive milestone and part of a broader multi-year cloud and digital journey that has structurally improved the business model drivers and prospects of sustaining double-digit annual growth. O365 subscription ARR could top $20B for the first time, while Azure could top $12B. Robust commercial cloud growth of 43% could push the cloud mix to 33% vs. 5% in FY15. We are raising our estimates and PT to $141 on increasing confidence in Microsoft’s cloud and digital strategy." (4/17/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft 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, expanding partner base is notable. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year over yearbasis. However, projections of a moderating growth rate in commercial cloud gross margin, and OEM Pro and Windows commercial businesses is a headwind." (1/28/2019)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about MSFT stock have been trending positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the software giant a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 45,928,562 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the March 15th total of 44,887,908 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 28,017,222 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.6 days. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Microsoft's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Microsoft's key competitors?

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), Canopy Growth (CGC), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Bank of America (BAC) and Visa (V).

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor & Non-Independent Director (Age 64)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 58)

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include First Manhattan Co. (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.06%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.05%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). 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 PGGM Investments, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Saratoga Research & Investment Management, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Confluence Investment Management LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 Ronna Sue Cohen, DNB Asset Management AS, Pacer Advisors Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Selz Capital LLC, Country Trust Bank and Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA. 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 $123.37.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $949.92 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,353 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,698 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,051
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 4/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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