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

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$107.59 +2.77 (+2.64 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$104.82
Today's Range$103.89 - $107.98
52-Week Range$83.83 - $116.18
Volume40.57 million shs
Average Volume30.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$807.09 billion
P/E Ratio27.73
Dividend Yield1.69%
Beta1.25
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 for businesses, 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; 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 providing training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. 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 and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation has collaboration with E.ON to develop smart connected home solutions. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
Previous Symbol
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88
Current Ratio2.92
Quick Ratio2.85

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio27.73
Forward P/E Ratio24.29
P/E Growth1.9

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$110.36 billion
Price / Sales7.51
Cash Flow$5.4038 per share
Price / Cash Flow19.91
Book Value$10.74 per share
Price / Book10.02

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.88
Net Income$16.57 billion
Net Margins16.38%
Return on Equity39.86%
Return on Assets12.78%

Miscellaneous

Employees131,000
Outstanding Shares7,699,790,000
Market Cap$807.09 billion
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 Wednesday, November 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 20th. View Microsoft's Dividend History.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The software giant reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.18. The software giant earned $29.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.92 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 16.38% and a return on equity of 39.86%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 18.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.84 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, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Microsoft.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

32 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $140.00. On average, they expect Microsoft's stock price to reach $122.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Microsoft.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Microsoft?

32 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, 29 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft has a dominant position in the desktop PC market, with its operating systems being used in the majority of PCs worldwide. The company 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, the company’s expanding partner base is a key catalyst. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, projections of a moderating growth rate in commercial cloud gross margin, and OEM Pro and Windows commercial businesses is a headwind." (9/19/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We see MSFT delivering double-digit revenue growth for the fourth consecutive quarter driven by healthy fundamentals across all three major segments and 40% secular growth in commercial cloud. While investor sentiment is mixed on moderating Azure growth, we think this is misplaced given usage-based Azure growth could remain in the triple digits. Cyclical tailwinds could help sustain double-digit revenue growth. Improving cyclical fundamentals for Windows operating systems and server tools during the June quarter (F4Q), combined with strong commercial cloud growth of 40% y/y ($26B run-rate), could contribute to the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit overall revenue growth for the largest software franchise in the world." (7/17/2018)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MSFT stock have trended very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news impact score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the software giant a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 42,112,290 shares, an increase of 3.5% from the October 31st total of 40,675,990 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 33,249,907 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Approximately 0.6% of the company's stock are short sold. View Microsoft's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Microsoft's key competitors?

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. William Henry Gates III, Co-Founder, Technology Advisor & Non-Independent Director (Age 63)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 57)

Who are Microsoft's major shareholders?

Microsoft's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.51%), Morgan Stanley (0.79%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.63%), TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC (0.59%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.43%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.40%). 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 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Veritas Asset Management LLP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Swedbank, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC and First Manhattan Co.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Russell Investments Group Ltd., ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda., Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Kentucky Retirement Systems, USS Investment Management Ltd and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 $107.59.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $807.09 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:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,201 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,509 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,710
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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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