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Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$207.82
+4.63 (+2.28 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$202.54
Now: $207.82
$209.04
50-Day Range
$200.39
MA: $211.79
$231.65
52-Week Range
$132.52
Now: $207.82
$232.86
Volume29.44 million shs
Average Volume41.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.57 trillion
P/E Ratio36.14
Dividend Yield1.00%
Beta0.89
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. It markets its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers; and online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation has collaboration with E.ON, NIIT Technologies Ltd., and CUNA Mutual Group; strategic alliance with Nielsen Holdings plc and PAREXEL International Corp.; and a strategic collaboration with Mastercard Incorporated. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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2.21 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$143.02 billion
Cash Flow$7.63 per share
Book Value$15.63 per share

Profitability

Net Income$44.28 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees163,000
Outstanding Shares7,567,653,000
Market Cap$1.57 trillion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$207.82
+4.63 (+2.28 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Microsoft's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSFT shares have increased by 35.3% and is now trading at $207.82.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Microsoft?

34 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 31 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 22nd. The software giant reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.12. The software giant had revenue of $38.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.59 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 39.45% and a net margin of 30.96%.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 18th. This is a boost from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.
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How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $40,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

34 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $158.00 to $260.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's share price to reach $217.45 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.6% 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) Rapid headway in cloud services and stable commercial business helping tech giant navigate through difficult times – Initiating Coverage” and dated June 17, 2020. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com." (6/18/2020)
  • 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)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about MSFT stock have been trending positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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 five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the software giant a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 36,460,000 shares, an increase of 23.1% from the August 15th total of 29,630,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 35,810,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days. Approximately 0.5% of the company's stock are short sold.
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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), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Canopy Growth (CGC), Netflix (NFLX) and Visa (V).

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following 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)

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 investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.35%), FMR LLC (3.13%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.78%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.51%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.43%). 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 Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Coatue Management LLC, FIL Ltd, and Viking Global Investors LP. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, APG Asset Management N.V., Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Bank of Nova Scotia, SG Americas Securities LLC, and Deccan Value Investors L.P..
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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 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 $207.82.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.57 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 9/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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