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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$427.00
-3.52 (-0.82%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)

Microsoft - Analysts' Recommendations and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0 to .5 = Strong Sell, .5 to 1 = Sell, 1 to 1.5 = Reduce, 1.5 to 2.5 = Hold, 2.5 to 3.0 = Moderate Buy, 3.0 to 3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Consensus Rating

Moderate Buy
Based on 34 Analyst Ratings

Consensus Price Target

$454.70
6.49% Upside
High Forecast$600.00
Average Forecast$454.70
Low Forecast$232.00
TypeCurrent Forecast
5/25/23 to 5/24/24
1 Month Ago
4/25/23 to 4/24/24
3 Months Ago
2/24/23 to 2/24/24
1 Year Ago
5/25/22 to 5/25/23
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
32 Buy rating(s)
35 Buy rating(s)
36 Buy rating(s)
31 Buy rating(s)
Hold
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
Sell
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$454.70$434.05$411.06$323.69
Forecasted Upside6.49% Upside16.86% Upside17.09% Upside17.00% Upside
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MSFT Analyst Recommendations By Month

The chart below shows how a company's ratings by analysts have changed over time. Each bar represents the previous year of ratings for that month. Within each bar, the sell ratings are shown in red, the hold ratings are shown in yellow, the buy ratings are shown in green, and the strong buy ratings are shown in dark green.
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MSFT Price Targets by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.
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Microsoft Stock vs. The Competition

TypeMicrosoftComputer and Technology CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.94
2.59
2.49
Consensus RatingModerate BuyModerate BuyHold
Predicted Upside6.49% Upside187.96% Upside10.46% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Positive News

Recent Analyst Forecasts and Stock Ratings

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
5/22/2024Wedbush
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$500.00+16.01%
5/17/2024Macquarie
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$460.00 ➝ $475.00+13.24%
5/17/2024Royal Bank of Canada
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$450.00 ➝ $500.00+19.23%
4/26/2024Wells Fargo & Company
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$480.00 ➝ $500.00+22.32%
4/26/2024Raymond James
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$450.00 ➝ $480.00+17.41%
4/26/2024Piper Sandler
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 Reiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight$455.00 ➝ $465.00+16.53%
4/26/2024Sanford C. Bernstein
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$465.00 ➝ $489.00+22.54%
4/26/2024JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$440.00 ➝ $470.00+17.78%
4/26/2024Evercore ISI
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$475.00 ➝ $485.00+21.54%
4/26/2024The Goldman Sachs Group
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$450.00 ➝ $515.00+29.06%
4/22/2024Stifel Nicolaus
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 Reiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$455.00 ➝ $455.00+13.41%
4/18/2024Citigroup
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 Lower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$480.00 ➝ $475.00+15.69%
4/12/2024BMO Capital Markets
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 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$455.00 ➝ $465.00+8.66%
4/11/2024Morgan Stanley
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$465.00 ➝ $520.00+22.86%
4/10/2024UBS Group
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 Reiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$480.00+14.23%
4/1/2024Jefferies Financial Group
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$465.00 ➝ $550.00+29.59%
3/25/2024Truist Financial
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 Reiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$600.00+41.31%
3/21/2024KeyCorp
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 Initiated CoverageOverweight$490.00+15.23%
3/15/2024DA Davidson
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 Reiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$500.00+19.46%
1/31/2024Barclays
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$421.00 ➝ $475.00+16.25%
1/18/2024BNP Paribas
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$471.00+20.93%
12/15/2023Mizuho
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$420.00 ➝ $450.00+21.97%
12/5/2023Argus
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$390.00 ➝ $430.00+15.50%
12/5/2023China Renaissance
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 Initiated CoverageBuy$466.00+26.24%
11/29/2023Tigress Financial
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$433.00 ➝ $475.00+24.12%
10/26/2023Rosenblatt Securities
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$370.00 ➝ $375.00+13.01%
10/26/2023HSBC
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 UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$347.00 ➝ $413.00+21.23%
10/25/2023Oppenheimer
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$410.00+20.10%
10/17/2023Loop Capital
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 Initiated CoverageBuy$425.00+27.77%
9/25/2023Guggenheim
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 UpgradeSell ➝ Neutral
8/11/2023Redburn Partners
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 Lower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$450.00 ➝ $440.00+36.25%
8/9/2023Fundamental Research
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 Set TargetHold$298.10-8.06%
7/19/2023TD Cowen
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 Boost TargetOutperform$330.00 ➝ $390.00+8.54%
7/19/2023Bank of America
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 Boost TargetBuy$340.00 ➝ $405.00+12.66%
5/31/2023Credit Suisse Group
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 Boost Target$350.00 ➝ $420.00+26.81%
5/30/2023Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
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 Boost Target$340.00 ➝ $380.00+14.15%
4/26/2023888
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 Reiterated RatingMaintains
4/26/2023Atlantic Securities
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 Boost TargetOverweight$290.00 ➝ $330.00+11.98%
4/26/2023Moffett Nathanson
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 Boost TargetMarket Perform$263.00 ➝ $306.00+3.83%
4/26/2023Wolfe Research
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 Boost TargetOutperform$330.00 ➝ $350.00+27.08%
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1/19/2023Cowen
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 Lower TargetOutperform$285.00 ➝ $280.00+18.74%
10/26/2022Cowen
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 Lower TargetOutperform$310.00 ➝ $285.00+13.70%
7/26/2022Itaú Unibanco
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 Initiated CoverageOutperform$287.00+14.11%
7/26/2022Itau BBA Securities
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Thiago Kapulskis
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Initiated CoverageOutperform$287.00+14.75%

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MSFT Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft's stock forecast and purchase recommendation?

According to the research reports of 34 Wall Street equities research analysts, the average twelve-month stock price forecast for Microsoft is $454.70, with a high forecast of $600.00 and a low forecast of $232.00. The consensus rating for Microsoft stock is Moderate Buy based on the current 2 hold ratings and 32 buy ratings for MSFT. Learn more on MSFT's analyst rating history.

Do Wall Street analysts like Microsoft more than its competitors?

Analysts like Microsoft more than other "computer and technology" companies. The consensus rating score for Microsoft is 2.94 while the average consensus rating score for "computer and technology" companies is 2.59. Learn more on how MSFT compares to other companies.

Does Microsoft's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Microsoft's stock has a predicted upside of 17.31% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.


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This page (NASDAQ:MSFT) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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