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NASDAQ:MSFT - Microsoft Stock Price, Forecast & News

$157.71
-2.52 (-1.57 %)
(As of 03/31/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$156.56
Now: $157.71
$164.78
50-Day Range
$135.42
MA: $163.64
$188.70
52-Week Range
$116.13
Now: $157.71
$190.70
Volume77.72 million shs
Average Volume73.58 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.20 trillion
P/E Ratio27.48
Dividend Yield1.36%
Beta1.1
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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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$6.69 per share
Book Value$13.40 per share

Profitability

Net Income$39.24 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees144,000
Outstanding Shares7,606,050,000
Market Cap$1.20 trillion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Microsoft's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSFT stock has increased by 2.7% and is now trading at $157.71. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Microsoft?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Microsoft in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating, 31 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Microsoft.

When is Microsoft's next earnings date?

Microsoft is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Microsoft.

How were Microsoft's earnings last quarter?

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 29th. The software giant reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.19. The software giant had revenue of $36.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.68 billion. Microsoft had a net margin of 33.02% and a return on equity of 40.41%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.10 earnings per share. View Microsoft's earnings history.

How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, March 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Thursday, June 11th. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 20th. View Microsoft's dividend history.

How will Microsoft's stock buyback program work?

Microsoft declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, September 18th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $40,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for MSFT?

33 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Microsoft's shares. Their forecasts range from $155.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's stock price to reach $185.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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 reported stellar second-quarter results. The company is benefiting from robust Commercial business. Moreover, Azure’s expanding customer base is a key catalyst. The company is gaining from growing user base of its different applications like Office 365, Dynamics, Outlook mobile and Teams. Further, acquisitions like PlayFab and GitHub expand Microsoft’s total addressable market (TAM) and penetration. Additionally, latest contract wins from the Department of Defense remain notable. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. However, declining console sales are likely to weigh on gaming revenues. Moreover, increasing expenditure on product development amid stiff competition from the likes of Google, Apple, and Sony is likely to limit margin expansion." (1/31/2020)
  • 2. 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)

Has Microsoft been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about MSFT stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news impact score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage 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 company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutMicrosoft.

Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 55,155,200 shares, an increase of 48.9% from the February 27th total of 37,030,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 59,754,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.9 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's shares are sold short. 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), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Intel (INTC).

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."

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 $157.71.

How big of a company is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $1.20 trillion 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:  2,718 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,907 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,625
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 3/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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