Microsoft Stock Forecast, Price & News

$296.11
+1.81 (+0.62 %)
(As of 09/21/2021 02:59 PM ET)
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Volume1.60 million shs
Average Volume26.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.23 trillion
P/E Ratio36.78
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta0.78
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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquarter

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3.04 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

4th out of 858 stocks

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2nd out of 250 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 5.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Microsoft a buy right now?

32 Wall Street equities 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 equities 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 buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Microsoft wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Microsoft?

Microsoft saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 13th, there was short interest totaling 41,990,000 shares, a drop of 12.5% from the July 29th total of 47,980,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 22,320,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 0.6% of the company's shares are short sold.
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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) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 26th. The software giant reported $2.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.25. The software giant had revenue of $46.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.30 billion. Microsoft had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 45.76% and a net margin of 36.45%. The business's revenue was up 21.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.46 EPS.
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How has Microsoft's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Microsoft's stock was trading at $153.63 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSFT shares have increased by 93.0% and is now trading at $296.56.
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How often does Microsoft pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Microsoft?

Microsoft announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.62 per share on Thursday, December 9th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 17th. This is a boost from Microsoft's previous quarterly dividend of $0.56.
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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 0.75%. 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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What guidance has Microsoft issued on next quarter's earnings?

Microsoft updated its first quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (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 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Microsoft's stock. Their forecasts range from $250.00 to $411.00. On average, they anticipate Microsoft's share price to reach $325.44 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% 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) - Maintaining HOLD Rating Despite Upbeat Guidance for Q1” and dated July 29, 2021. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com." (8/29/2021)
  • 2. 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)

Who are Microsoft's key executives?

Microsoft's management team includes the following people:
  • Satya Nadella, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Bradford L. Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Kirk Koenigsbauer, COO & VP-Experiences & Devices Group
  • Amy E. Hood, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • James Kevin Scott, Chief Technology Officer & Executive VP

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 Vanguard Group Inc. (8.13%), State Street Corp (3.92%), FMR LLC (2.90%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.56%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.64%) and Capital International Investors (1.24%). Company insiders that own Microsoft stock include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, 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 UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Bank of Nova Scotia, Lone Pine Capital LLC, Credit Suisse AG, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., and SG Americas Securities LLC. Company insiders that have sold Microsoft company stock in the last year include Amy Hood, Bradford L Smith, Christopher C Capossela, Jean Philippe Courtois, Kathleen T Hogan, and Satya Nadella.
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Which major investors are buying Microsoft stock?

MSFT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Amundi, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Macquarie Group Ltd., Liberty Wealth Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Citadel Advisors LLC, and Morgan Stanley.
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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 $296.56.

How much money does Microsoft make?

Microsoft has a market capitalization of $2.23 trillion and generates $168.09 billion in revenue each year. The software giant earns $61.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.97 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

Microsoft employs 181,000 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 9/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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