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Microsoft - MSFT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$287.14
-3.03 (-1.04%)
(As of 08/19/2022 10:12 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$286.34
$289.32
50-Day Range
$242.26
$293.47
52-Week Range
$241.51
$349.67
Volume
245,588 shs
Average Volume
24.15 million shs
Market Capitalization
$2.14 trillion
P/E Ratio
29.79
Dividend Yield
0.85%
Price Target
$334.31

Microsoft MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.94 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
15.2% Upside
$334.31 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.18mentions of Microsoft in the last 14 days
Based on 35 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.09%
From $10.14 to $11.67 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

3.09 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

21st out of 660 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

4th out of 230 stocks

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About Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Stock

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 organizations and enterprise divisions. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, 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 on 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 collaborations with Dynatrace, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Micro Focus, WPP plc, ACI Worldwide, Inc., and iCIMS, Inc., as well as strategic relationships with Avaya Holdings Corp. and wejo Limited. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several equities analysts have issued reports on MSFT shares. The Goldman Sachs Group set a $365.00 price objective on shares of Microsoft in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Friday, August 12th. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $292.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $372.00 to $354.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Mizuho decreased their price target on shares of Microsoft from $350.00 to $340.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $380.00 price target on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Microsoft has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $334.31.

Microsoft Stock Down 0.4 %

MSFT opened at $290.17 on Friday. The business's 50-day simple moving average is $266.15 and its 200-day simple moving average is $279.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a current ratio of 1.78. Microsoft has a one year low of $241.51 and a one year high of $349.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.16 trillion, a P/E ratio of 30.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.93.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The software giant reported $2.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.06). Microsoft had a return on equity of 43.31% and a net margin of 36.69%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.17 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Microsoft will post 10.14 EPS for the current year.

Microsoft Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio is currently 25.73%.

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MSFT Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/9 Dividend
5/18/2022
Dividend Payable
6/09/2022
Last Earnings
7/26/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/8 Dividend
8/17/2022
Today
8/19/2022
Dividend Payable
9/08/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/25/2022
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
$334.31
High Stock Price Forecast
$411.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$275.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+16.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.94
Research Coverage
32 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$72.74 billion
Pretax Margin
42.22%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$198.27 billion
Cash Flow
$11.09 per share
Book Value
$22.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
7,457,890,000
Free Float
7,454,163,000
Market Cap
$2.14 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Satya  NadellaMr. Satya Nadella (Age 55)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $16.82M
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith LCAMr. Bradford L. Smith LCA (Age 63)
    Pres & Vice Chairman
    Comp: $5.36M
  • Ms. Amy E. HoodMs. Amy E. Hood (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $5.6M
  • Mr. Christopher David Young (Age 50)
    Exec. VP of Bus. Devel., Strategy & Ventures
    Comp: $5.9M
  • 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 of Marketing & Consumer Bus. and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Mr. Keith Ranger Dolliver Esq.
    VP, Deputy Gen. Counsel of Corp., External & Legal Affairs and Assistant Sec.
  • Ms. Kathleen T. HoganMs. Kathleen T. Hogan (Age 56)
    Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer













MSFT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Microsoft stock right now?

32 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 30 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" MSFT shares.
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What is Microsoft's stock price forecast for 2022?

32 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their MSFT share price forecasts range from $275.00 to $411.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $334.31 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.2% 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 2022. Since then, MSFT stock has decreased by 13.7% and is now trading at $290.17.
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 25th 2022.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 26th. The software giant reported $2.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.29 by $0.06. Microsoft had a net margin of 36.69% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 43.31%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.17 earnings per share.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th.
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Is Microsoft a good dividend stock?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. 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 25.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSFT will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.25% 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, September 14th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase $60,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 2.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Microsoft updated its first quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $49.25 billion-$50.25 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $51.60 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.94%), FMR LLC (2.78%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.63%), Northern Trust Corp (1.13%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.54%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.53%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Frank H Brod, 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 $290.17.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a market capitalization of $2.16 trillion and generates $198.27 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $72.74 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.64 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: 6Wunderkinder / Wunderlist, ADRM Software, Activision Blizzard, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, Ally.io, AltspaceVR, Avere Systems, BleuTalon, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Citus Data, Clear Software, Clipchamp, CloudKnox Security, Cloudyn, CyberX, Cycle Computing, Datasense™, Datazen Software, Deis.com, Donya Labs, Double Fine Productions, Double Labs, Event Zero, Express Logic Inc, FSLogix, FantasySalesTeam, FieldOne Systems, Flipgrid, Genee, GitHub, Groove (dba Zikera), Havok, Hexadite, Intentional Software, JClarity, Kinvolk, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Linkedln Corporation, LiveLoop, Lobe, Maluuba, Marsden Group, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., MinecraftEdu, Mixer, Mobile Data Labs, Mover, Movere, N-Trig, Nokia, Nuance Communications Inc., Open Build Service, Orions Systems, Peer5, PlayFab, PromoteIQ, ReFirm Labs, Revolution Analytics, RiskIQ, Secure Islands Technologies, Siwng Technologies, Smash.gg, Softomotive, Solair, Sunrise, Suplari, SwiftKey, TakeLessons, Talko, Two Hat Security, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, XOXCO, Xamarin, Xandr, ZeniMax Media Inc., and inXile Entertainment.
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When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded in 1975.

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.

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