The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last traded at $377.44, up 2.05% from the previous session.
Data from the available sources indicates that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is covered by 53 analysts. The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Buy’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $450.00 and a low of $350.00, we find $413.00. Given the previous closing price of $369.85, this indicates a potential upside of 11.67 percent. MSFT stock price is now 12.27% away from the 50-day moving average and 20.30% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $2805.23B.
In total, 5 analysts have assigned it a hold rating, and 42 have given it a buy rating. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $409.17 as their price target over the next twelve months.
With the price target enhanced from $347 to $413, HSBC Securities Upgraded its rating from Hold to Buy for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).
In other news, Nadella Satya, Chief Executive Officer sold 38,234 shares of the company’s stock on Sep 01. The stock was sold for $12,557,161 at an average price of $328.43. Upon completion of the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now directly owns 800,668 shares in the company, valued at $302.2 million. An SEC document containing details of the transaction can be found on the SEC’s website. On Sep 01, EVP, Human Resources Hogan Kathleen T sold 26,815 shares of the business’s stock. A total of $8,778,350 was realized by selling the stock at an average price of $327.37. This leaves the insider owning 198,373 shares of the company worth $74.87 million. Insiders disposed of 395,476 shares of company stock worth roughly $149.27 million over the past 1 year. A total of 1.50% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.
With an opening price of $371.22 on Monday morning, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) set off the trading day. During the past 12 months, Microsoft Corporation has had a low of $219.35 and a high of $376.35. As of last week, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.66, and a quick ratio of 1.64. According to the stock market information, the enterprise value for the company is $2.69T, which is based on a 36.55 price-to-earnings ratio, a 2.37 price-to-earnings-growth ratio, and a beta of 0.89. The fifty day moving average price for MSFT is $336.17 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $313.74 for the stock.
The latest earnings results from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) was released for Sep, 2023. According to the Software – Infrastructure Company, earnings per share came in at $2.99, beating analysts’ expectations of $2.65 by 0.34. This compares to $2.35 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was 35.31% and return on equity was 39.11% for MSFT. The company reported revenue of $56.52 billion for the quarter, compared to $50.12 billion a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue rose 12.76 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect MSFT to generate $55.98B in revenue.
Microsoft Corporation(MSFT) Company Profile
Microsoft Corporation develops and supports software, services, devices and solutions worldwide. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers office, exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft viva, and Microsoft 365 copilot; and office consumer services, such as Microsoft 365 consumer subscriptions, Office licensed on-premises, and other office services. This segment also provides LinkedIn; and dynamics business solutions, including Dynamics 365, a set of intelligent, cloud-based applications across ERP, CRM, power apps, and power automate; and on-premises ERP and CRM applications. The Intelligent Cloud segment provides server products and cloud services, such as azure and other cloud services; SQL and windows server, visual studio, system center, and related client access licenses, as well as nuance and GitHub; and enterprise services including enterprise support services, industry solutions, and nuance professional services. The More Personal Computing segment offers Windows, including windows OEM licensing and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; Windows commercial comprising volume licensing of the Windows operating system, windows cloud services, and other Windows commercial offerings; patent licensing; and windows Internet of Things; and devices, such as surface, HoloLens, and PC accessories. Additionally, this segment provides gaming, which includes Xbox hardware and content, and first- and third-party content; Xbox game pass and other subscriptions, cloud gaming, advertising, third-party disc royalties, and other cloud services; and search and news advertising, which includes Bing, Microsoft News and Edge, and third-party affiliates. The company sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online, and retail stores. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.