Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$284.91
-1.59 (-0.55 %)
(As of 07/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume20.94 million shs
Average Volume27.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.15 trillion
P/E Ratio35.39
Dividend Yield0.79%
Beta0.79
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About Microsoft

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, organizations, and enterprise divisions. 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 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 collaboration with DXC Technology, Dynatrace, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Micro Focus, WPP plc, and iCIMS, Inc. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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3.24 out of 5 stars

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4th out of 1,646 stocks

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft a buy right now?

32 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 29 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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?

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When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 26th 2021.
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How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 26th. The software giant reported $2.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.25. The software giant earned $46.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.30 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 36.45% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 45.76%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 21.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.46 EPS.
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How has Microsoft's stock price 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 85.5% and is now trading at $284.91.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 19th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, September 9th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 18th.
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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 0.79%. 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 28.11%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Microsoft will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.00% 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 initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which permits the company to buyback $40,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Microsoft issued an update on its first quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 28th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $43.30 billion-$44.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $42.54 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

32 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $250.00 to $411.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $316.55 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.1% 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Microsoft’s Q4 results were driven by strength in its Azure cloud platform amid accelerated global digital transformation. Teams’ user growth is gaining from continuation of remote work as well as adoption of hybrid work model. A recovering ad and job market scenario boosted LinkedIn and Search revenues. Solid uptake of new Xbox consoles is aiding the gaming segment performance. The company is also witnessing growth in user base of its different applications including Microsoft 365 suite and Dynamics. Shares have outperformed the industry in the year-to-date period. Microsoft expects Surface revenues to decline in the fiscal first quarter owing to tough year over year comparison and supply chain disruptions. Increasing spend on Azure enhancements amid stiff competition in the cloud space from Amazon is likely to weigh on margins." (7/29/2021)
  • 2. Fundamental Research analysts commented, "Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Record Performance Overshadowed by Alphabet’s Results” and dated April 28, 2021. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com." (4/28/2021)

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Satya Nadella, Chairman & CEO (Age 54, Pay $13.6M)
  • 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)
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois, Exec. VP and Pres of National Transformation Partnerships (Age 60, Pay $3.47M)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.62%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.33%), Veritas Asset Management LLP (0.05%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.04%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.04%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.04%). 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 PGGM Investments, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, GSB Wealth Management LLC, Bridges Investment Management Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Ziegler Capital Management LLC, Mizuho Markets Cayman LP, and Valeo Financial Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Emma N Walmsley, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, and Satya Nadella.
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Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 36 South Capital Advisors LLP, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, and Veritas Asset Management LLP.
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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 $284.91.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $2.15 trillion and generates $168.09 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $44.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.97 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, Kinvolk, LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Linkedln Corporation, LiveLoop, Lobe, Maluuba, Marsden Group, Metanautix, Metaswitch Networks, Microsoft Global Finance, Microsoft Ireland, Microsoft Ireland Research, Microsoft Online Inc., Microsoft Regional Sales Pte Ltd, MinecraftEdu, Mixer, Mobile Data Labs, Mover, Movere, N-Trig, Nokia, Nuance, Open Build Service, Orions Systems, PlayFab, PromoteIQ, ReFirm Labs, Revolution Analytics, Secure Islands Technologies, Siwng Technologies, 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 8/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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