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Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$212.65
-0.37 (-0.17 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$212.05
Now: $212.65
$214.51
50-Day Range
$210.52
MA: $217.74
$224.96
52-Week Range
$132.52
Now: $212.65
$232.86
Volume1.73 million shs
Average Volume27.50 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.61 trillion
P/E Ratio34.35
Dividend Yield1.05%
Beta0.83
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 small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL and 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 to developers and IT professionals on various 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 a strategic collaboration with DXC Technology. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.68 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

3rd out of 1,258 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

1st out of 231 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080
Employees163,000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$143.02 billion
Cash Flow$7.41 per share
Book Value$15.63 per share

Profitability

Net Income$44.28 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares7,560,496,000
Market Cap$1.61 trillion
Next Earnings Date1/26/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$212.65
-0.37 (-0.17 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Microsoft's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSFT shares have increased by 38.4% and is now trading at $212.65.
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Is Microsoft a buy right now?

35 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 31 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Microsoft stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Microsoft?

Wall Street analysts have given Microsoft a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Microsoft wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 26th 2021.
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How can I listen to Microsoft's earnings call?

Microsoft will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 27th. The software giant reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.29. The software giant had revenue of $37.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.67 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 32.28% and a return on equity of 40.74%.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 18th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, March 11th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 17th.
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Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. Microsoft has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Microsoft is 38.89%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Microsoft will have a dividend payout ratio of 30.31% 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $40,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

35 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Microsoft's shares. Their forecasts range from $190.00 to $272.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's share price to reach $238.05 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.9% from the stock's current price.
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What are Wall Street analysts saying about Microsoft stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Microsoft stock:
  • 1. Fundamental Research analysts commented, "Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Q1 Revenue Inline, but EPS Beat Our Expectations” and dated October 28, 2020. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com.

    MSFT is an FRC Top Pick
    " (10/28/2020)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft's fiscal third-quarter results benefited from momentum in Azure, impressive Teams user growth led by coronavirus-induced work-from-home wave and uptick in Surface devices. Moreover, the company is benefiting from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365 commercial, and Dynamics. Azure’s expanding customer base remains a key catalyst. Furthermore, it is well poised to expand the total addressable market through acquisitions of GitHub and PlayFab. Notably, shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. However, weak job market and lower spend on advertising due to the coronavirus outbreak are likely to weigh on LinkedIn and Search revenues. Further, delays in consulting business contract renewals and supply chain constraints in China are anticipated to limit growth." (5/20/2020)

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), Tesla (TSLA), The Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), (CGC) and Visa (V).

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $13.6M)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 62, Pay $4.27M)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $4.83M)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 60, Pay $3.47M)
  • Ms. Alice L. Jolla, Corp. VP of Fin. & Admin. and Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. J. Kevin Scott, CTO and Exec. VP of Technology & Research (Age 49)
  • Mr. Nick Coleman, Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Vikas Mehta, Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Frank X. Shaw, Corp. VP for Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Christopher C. Capossela, Exec. VP of Marketing & Consumer Bus. and Chief Marketing Officer (Age 51)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%), Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.03%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Huntington National Bank (0.02%) and DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson and Satya Nadella.
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Which major investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Brio Consultants LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Radnor Capital Management LLC, and Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, and Satya Nadella.
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Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Founders Capital Management, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Bath Savings Trust Co, Oak Harvest Investment Services, and Clarius Group LLC.
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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.

What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $212.65.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.61 trillion and generates $143.02 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $44.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.76 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 163,000 workers across the globe.

What is Microsoft's official website?

The official website for Microsoft is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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