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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): What Makes The Stock Good?

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a beta value of 0.82 and has seen 7.09 million shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $2298.17B, closed the recent trade at $308.12 per share which meant it gained $0.83 on the day or 0.27% during that session. The MSFT stock price is -0.03% off its 52-week high price of $308.21 and 35.21% above the 52-week low of $199.62. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 22.65 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 22.95 million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is a Buy stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 1.60. 0 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 3 rate it as Overweight. 2 out of 36 have rated it as a Hold, with 31 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $2.07.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) trade information

Sporting 0.27% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, 10/18/21 when the MSFT stock price touched $308.12 or saw a rise of 0.38%. Year-to-date, Microsoft Corporation shares have moved 38.16%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 4.44%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have changed 2.47%. Short interest in the company has seen 45.7 million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.28.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $334.57, which means that the shares’ value could jump 7.91% from the levels at last check today. The projected low price target is $280.00 while the price target rests at a high of $411.00. In that case, then, we find that the latest price level in today’s session is -33.39% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 9.13% from the levels at last check today.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Microsoft Corporation shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 18.98% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 8.41%, compared to 3.40% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 13.70% and 9.40% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 14.20%.

26 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $44 billion for the current quarter. 26 have an estimated revenue figure of $48.96 billion for the next quarter concluding in Dec 2021.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 25.70% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest 39.70% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 15.50%.

MSFT Dividends

Microsoft Corporation is expected to release its next earnings report between October 25 and October 29 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 2.24 at a share yield of 0.73%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 1.51%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Major holders

Insiders own 0.08% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 71.72% with a share float percentage of 71.78%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Microsoft Corporation having a total of 5,330 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 610.97 million shares worth more than $165.51 billion. As of Jun 29, 2021, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 8.13% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 505.66 million shares as of Jun 29, 2021. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $136.98 billion and represent 6.73% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. As of Jun 29, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 2.83% shares in the company for having 212.72 million shares of worth $57.63 billion while later fund manager owns 156.42 million shares of worth $42.37 billion as of Jun 29, 2021, which makes it owner of about 2.08% of company’s outstanding stock.

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