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Microsoft Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:MSFT)

$136.37
-2.06 (-1.49 %)
(As of 10/23/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$136.28
Now: $136.37
$140.01
50-Day Range
$134.01
MA: $138.12
$141.61
52-Week Range
$93.96
Now: $136.37
$142.37
Volume24.94 million shs
Average Volume22.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$1,049.41 billion
P/E Ratio28.71
Dividend Yield1.33%
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. Read More…

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$125.84 billion
Cash Flow$6.26 per share
Book Value$13.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$39.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees144,000
Outstanding Shares7,695,350,000
Market Cap$1,049.41 billion
Next Earnings Date10/23/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. This is a positive change from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft announced that its board 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 reacquire up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The software giant reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. The software giant had revenue of $32.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.53 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 31.18% and a return on equity of 39.26%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company 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, October 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

30 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $137.00 to $163.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $155.39 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.9% 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 hold rating, 28 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 view some of these broader government modernization plans and cloud initiatives as another growth vector for Microsoft’s commercial cloud segment ($38B run-rate growing 43% y/ y) and reiterate our Overweight rating on MSFT. Source: KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc." (8/29/2019)
  • 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 headlines about MSFT stock have trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a daily sentiment score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the software giant a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Microsoft.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 53,040,000 shares, an increase of 14.8% from the August 30th total of 46,220,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 24,760,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Netflix (NFLX), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC) and Bank of America (BAC).

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 shareholders include CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.10%), Strs Ohio (0.08%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.06%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.05%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, Margaret L Johnson, Sandra E Peterson and Satya Nadella. 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Investmentaktiengesellschaft Fuer Langfristige Investoren TGV, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Factory Mutual Insurance Co. and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Frank H Brod, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan and Satya Nadella. View Insider Buying and Selling for Microsoft.

Which institutional investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Pacer Advisors Inc. and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $136.37.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1,049.42 billion and generates $125.84 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $39.24 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.75 on an earnings per share basis. Microsoft employs 144,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Microsoft.

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:  2,523 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,838 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,361
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 10/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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