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Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$227.39
-4.21 (-1.82 %)
(As of 03/8/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$227.13
Now: $227.39
$233.37
50-Day Range
$212.65
MA: $233.78
$244.99
52-Week Range
$132.52
Now: $227.39
$246.13
Volume34.88 million shs
Average Volume30.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.72 trillion
P/E Ratio36.74
Dividend Yield0.97%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MSFT
CUSIP59491810
Phone425-882-8080
Employees163,000
Year Founded1975

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$143.02 billion
Cash Flow$7.93 per share
Book Value$15.63 per share

Profitability

Net Income$44.28 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares7,542,216,000
Market Cap$1.72 trillion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.68 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

2nd out of 1,525 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

1st out of 284 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft a buy right now?

33 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 29 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 Wednesday, May 5th 2021.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted its earnings results on Monday, January, 25th. The software giant reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.39. The software giant had revenue of $43.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.23 billion. Microsoft had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 40.74% and a net margin of 32.28%. The firm's revenue was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.51 earnings per share.
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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 stock has increased by 48.0% and is now trading at $227.39.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 2nd. Investors 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 yield of 0.99%. 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 0.97%. 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 has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which allows the company to repurchase $40,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

33 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $200.00 to $315.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's share price to reach $268.82 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% 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. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Strong Q2 / Growth Potential Already Priced-In” and dated January 27, 2021. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com.

    MSFT is being removed as an FRC Top Pick
    " (2/3/2021)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft's Q2 results benefied from momentum in Azure, impressive Teams user growth triggered by coronavirus-led digital transformation, work-from-home, online learning wave and tele healthcare trends. Solid uptake of new Xbox gaming consoles and Xbox Game Pass drove the top-line growth. Further, the company is gaining from growing user base of its different applications including Microsoft 365 suite, and Dynamics. Shares of Microsoft have outperformed the industry in the past year. However, macroeconomic weakness in job market and lower spend on advertising due to coronavirus pandemic are likely to put pressure on LinkedIn and Search revenues. Further, delays in consulting business are anticipated to limit growth. Increasing spend on Azure enhancements amid stiff competiton from Amazon Web Services, is likely to impede margin expansion." (1/29/2021)

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, CEO & Director (Age 54, Pay $13.6M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Bradford L. Smith, Pres & Chief Legal Officer (Age 62, Pay $4.27M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Amy E. Hood, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49, Pay $4.83M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (Age 60, Pay $3.47M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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) (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Satya Nadella's approval rating as Microsoft's CEO?

11,127 employees have rated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Glassdoor.com. Satya Nadella has an approval rating of 98% among Microsoft's employees. This puts Satya Nadella in the top 20% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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).

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 shareholders include FMR LLC (2.95%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.35%), Northern Trust Corp (1.21%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.10%), Norges Bank (1.05%) and Morgan Stanley (0.92%). 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 institutional investors are selling Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Sanders Capital LLC, Sands Capital Management LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Jennison Associates LLC, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Northern Trust Corp, and Primecap Management Co. CA. 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 institutional investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Morgan Stanley, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Viking Global Investors LP, D1 Capital Partners L.P., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc..
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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.
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What is Microsoft's stock price today?

One share of MSFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $227.39.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.72 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.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

Microsoft employs 163,000 workers across the globe.

Does Microsoft have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Microsoft: 6Wunderkinder / Wunderlist, ADRM Software, Adallom, Adxstudio, Affirmed Networks, AltspaceVR, Avere Systems, BleuTalon, BlueStripe, BlueTalon, Bonsai, Citus Data, 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, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Linkedln Corporation, LiveLoop, Lobe, Maluuba, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft Capital Group, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., Microsoft Operations, Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico LLC, Microsoft Regional Sales Corporation, MinecraftEdu, Mixer, Mobile Data Labs, Mojang Synergies AB, Mover, Movere, N-Trig, Nokia, Open Build Service, Orions Systems, PlayFab, PromoteIQ, Revolution Analytics, Secure Islands Technologies, Siwng Technologies, Skype Communications S.á r.l., Smash.gg, Softomotive, Solair, Sunrise, SwiftKey, Talko, VoloMetrix, Wand Labs, XOXCO, Xamarin, ZeniMax, and inXile Entertainment.

When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded in 1975.

What is Microsoft's official website?

The official website for Microsoft is www.microsoft.com.

Where are Microsoft's headquarters?

Microsoft is headquartered at ONE MICROSOFT WAY, REDMOND WA, 98052.

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 3/8/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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