MSFT - Microsoft Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
141.07
+2.55 (+1.84%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

141.07 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 7:17PM EDT

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Previous Close138.52
Open140.30
Bid141.02 x 800
Ask141.07 x 2900
Day's Range140.08 - 142.37
52 Week Range93.96 - 142.37
Volume34,823,372
Avg. Volume24,356,981
Market Cap1.086T
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.97
PE Ratio (TTM)27.88
EPS (TTM)5.06
Earnings DateOct 22, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.84 (1.33%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-14
1y Target Est154.71
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  • Buybacks not always a boon - Gabriel
    Reuters Videos

    Buybacks not always a boon - Gabriel

    Microsoft and Target rallied Thursday after announcing big buybacks, but Thomson Reuters' Terence Gabriel tells Reuters' Fred Katayama that shares of big companies active in buybacks have underperformed the broader market.

  • Darden's mixed quarter, CBS says no to Juul ads, Target's $5B buyback
    Yahoo Finance

    Darden's mixed quarter, CBS says no to Juul ads, Target's $5B buyback

    Darden, CBS, Target, Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway are the companies to watch

  • Buy Microsoft (MSFT) Stock at Highs for More than Dividend and Buybacks
    Zacks

    Buy Microsoft (MSFT) Stock at Highs for More than Dividend and Buybacks

    Microsoft (MSFT) stock appears to be one of safest mega-cap tech buys out there at the moment, even at its new all-time highs. And it just raised its dividend and announced a new share buyback program.

  • Microsoft’s Lease with WeWork: A Positive Sign?
    Market Realist

    Microsoft’s Lease with WeWork: A Positive Sign?

    In the Seattle area, WeWork at Capitol Hill has a new client—Microsoft (MSFT). The total cost of MSFT's lease with WeWork is $3 million.

  • Oilprice.com

    How New Technology Is Revolutionizing Oil & Gas

    After years of lagging behind other industries, the oil and gas sector has finally embraced modern technological innovations in order to increase efficiency

  • Dow Jones Reverses Early Gains, Falls 0.2% Today
    Market Realist

    Dow Jones Reverses Early Gains, Falls 0.2% Today

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.44 points (or 0.2%) today, possibly because the market gave a thumbs up to yesterday's 0.25% rate cut by the Fed.

  • Microsoft nominates GSK CEO Walmsley to board
    Reuters

    Microsoft nominates GSK CEO Walmsley to board

    The software company said former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG, Helmut Panke, will not seek a re-election to the board after his current term expires. Charles Noski, former vice chairman of AT&T Inc and Bank of America Corp, is also leaving the board.

  • Where Does Your Fear Come From?
    Zacks

    Where Does Your Fear Come From?

    Neuroscientists are proving the human sense of fear is very different than animals and why it matters.

  • MSFT Continues Buyback Frenzy
    Zacks

    MSFT Continues Buyback Frenzy

    There is a time and place where stock buybacks are appropriate such as when the stock price is undervalued and there are no more productive uses for the money, but this can still be speculative.

  • Fed Rate Cuts, Microsoft Strength & Buy Skechers (SKX) Stock - Free Lunch
    Zacks

    Fed Rate Cuts, Microsoft Strength & Buy Skechers (SKX) Stock - Free Lunch

    The Fed cuts interest rates again, but what's next? Why Microsoft (MSFT) stock surged. The latest from AT&T (T) and FedEx (FDX). And why Skechers (SKX) stock is a Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy) right now - Free Lunch

  • US STOCKS-Microsoft nudges S&P 500 toward record high
    Reuters

    US STOCKS-Microsoft nudges S&P 500 toward record high

    Microsoft and healthcare companies lifted Wall Street on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary easing. Microsoft rose 1.9% after unveiling a $40 billion stock buyback plan, and its increase contributed more than any other company to the S&P 500's gain. The S&P 500 was less than 1% below its record high close from July as markets also became more optimistic about talks between U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators aimed at laying the groundwork for high-level negotiations in early October.

  • US STOCKS-Microsoft, health shares boost Wall St; S&P 500 eyes record high
    Reuters

    US STOCKS-Microsoft, health shares boost Wall St; S&P 500 eyes record high

    Gains in Microsoft and healthcare shares boosted Wall Street's main indexes on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary easing. The S&P 500 was about 12 points shy of its record high of 3,027.98, as markets also turned optimistic on talks between U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators aimed at laying the groundwork for high-level negotiations in early October.

  • Why Is the Microsoft Surface Laptop Important to AMD?
    Market Realist

    Why Is the Microsoft Surface Laptop Important to AMD?

    WinFuture floated a rumor this week that Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Laptop 3 would use AMD's Ryzen Mobile CPU. If true, it could be a big win for AMD.

  • Rumor: Microsoft to Use AMD Ryzen in Surface Laptop 3
    Market Realist

    Rumor: Microsoft to Use AMD Ryzen in Surface Laptop 3

    Microsoft plans to unveil the hardware for its new Surface products on October 2. According to rumors, AMD's Ryzen CPUs could power its Surface Laptop 3.

  • IPO Best in Show Doesn't Go to WeWork, Uber or Lyft
    Bloomberg

    IPO Best in Show Doesn't Go to WeWork, Uber or Lyft

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Many of us have been fixated on WeWork’s struggle to go public and the disastrous post-IPO stock performance of high-profile startups Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. But as has often been true in the last few years, the tale is different for the unglamorous tech companies that are running circles around their cool peers.The latest example is Datadog Inc., which helps companies monitor the health of their apps and computing infrastructure; it sold its first batch of public stock late Wednesday. If you fell asleep reading the description, let me wake you up by saying that the company’s most recent pre-IPO investors(1) have a nearly 1,100% gain on their shares in less than four years,(2)according to figures from EquityZen, a marketplace for private stock sales. The earliest Datadog stock buyers from 2011 have a nearly 50,000% gain.In a non-systematic look at more than a dozen other tech companies that have gone public in the past couple of years, the stock gain for Datadog’s pre-IPO investors is at or near the top of the leader board. Repeatedly, the less-buzzy startups like Datadog that sell cloud-subscription software to businesses have been the ones that deliver the goods for early backers. There have been exceptions, but companies like Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Slack Technologies Inc. — the coolest of the Zzzz crowd — have tended to produce strong returns for pre-IPO investors, and their public shares have typically done well, too.Investors, both public and private, love these software-as-a-service companies. Generally their technology is better than anything that came before — if there was an old-guard technology with similar functions — and once businesses use the software and stitch it together with email, calendars, information databases and other corporate systems, it can be tough to ditch. If they’re managed properly, these business software companies can grow fast and predictably.Among the tech companies that have gone public on U.S. stock exchanges since the beginning of 2018, nine of the top 10 by stock gains from their IPO price are software companies that sell to businesses, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (No. 1 is Zscaler Inc., whose share price has more than tripled since its March 2018 IPO, despite a recent drop.)What are the lessons here? Well, not surprisingly, it may be that the consumer-oriented tech companies with lots of attention as startups may be great companies but not necessarily great investments if the hype leads to overvaluation. That’s particularly true — as in the cases of Uber, Lyft and WeWork — when public company investors are far more dubious than private investors about companies with unproven business models and unsteady financial metrics. The other lesson may be that you’re in luck if you founded a company in a sector like business software that, at least for now, is the apple of investors’ eyes. I have my doubts about how long these software-as-a-service companies can stay viable. When there is an economic downturn and companies take a hard look at what they’re spending on technology, there are going to be software bills they can live without. That swings the advantage to the big software supermarkets like Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon, which can offer companies discounts on a range of technologies. Some young business software companies are also spending big to grow in a way that may not be sustainable, and their corners of the market may not be as big as optimists expect. These young cloud software companies are also priced for growth to the point where they are vulnerable to any hiccup in customer acquisition numbers or revenue gains. That has happened recently, when companies like Zscaler, Alteryx Inc., PagerDuty Inc., CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and New Relic Inc. reported wobbly financial results, changes in management or were just infected by worries from other companies in their sector. Still, Datadog shows the benefit of being the right kind of business at the right time. Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that Cisco Systems Inc. approached Datadog recently with a takeover offer significantly higher than the $7 billion valuation it had been shooting for in an IPO. (As of Thursday’s early stock market trades, Datadog is valued at about $11 billion, excluding the value of shares held by employees and others.)Datadog was apparently confident enough in its prospects to turn that down and opt to go public. The uncool companies truly are that cool.A version of this column originally appeared in Bloomberg’s Fully Charged technology newsletter. You can sign up here.(1) Those investors include Iconiq Capital, the investment fund that has managed money forMark Zuckerberg of Facebook and other affluent people and institutions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Other stock buyers included Index Ventures, OpenView Ventures, Amplify Partners and Contour Ventures, Datadog announced in early 2016.(2) I will say that it's unusual for tech startups these days to go public without selling stock or doing other cash collections in the four years before an IPO. Some startups can't go four weeks without needing fresh cash.To contact the author of this story: Shira Ovide at sovide@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Niemi at dniemi1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Microsoft, Twilio, and Splunk Gain in Early Market Trading
    Market Realist

    Microsoft, Twilio, and Splunk Gain in Early Market Trading

    Microsoft, Twilio, and Splunk shares were higher in early market trading today. While Microsoft rose 2%, Twilio and Splunk rose 1.7% and 2.5%, respectively.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Microsoft, energy stocks lift Wall Street at open
    Reuters

    US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Microsoft, energy stocks lift Wall Street at open

    Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, boosted by Microsoft Corp and energy stocks, a day after the Federal Reserve cut rates as expected but played down hopes of further monetary easing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 38.97 points, or 0.14%, at the open to 27,186.05. The S&P 500 opened higher by 3.63 points, or 0.12%, at 3,010.36. The Nasdaq Composite gained 16.20 points, or 0.20%, to 8,193.59 at the opening bell.

  • Zacks

    Facebook Luxottica Deal to Bring AR Glasses Mainstream

    Codenamed Orion, Facebook's (FB) smart glasses are reportedly being designed to disrupt the smartphones market when it hits the shelves anywhere between 2023 and 2025.

  • Microsoft Stock: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Attract Investors
    Market Realist

    Microsoft Stock: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Attract Investors

    Microsoft (MSFT) stock rose 1.19% in extended trading yesterday after the tech giant announced a new share buyback program and dividend increase.

  • Stocks - U.S. Futures Point to Lower Opening Bell After Fed Rate Cut
    Investing.com

    Stocks - U.S. Futures Point to Lower Opening Bell After Fed Rate Cut

    Investing.com - U.S. futures fell on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve damped hopes for any further monetary easing on top of Wednesday's rate cut, the second in as many months.

  • Investing.com

    Stocks - Wall Street Rises on Microsoft's Infectious Optimism

    Investing.com – Wall Street opened higher on Thursday as signs of confidence from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and gains in chip stocks offset mixed signals from the Federal Reserve.

  • Investing.com

    Stocks - Microsoft, Beyond Meat, Tesla Rise Premarket; Darden Falls

    Investing.com - Stocks in focus in premarket trading on Thursday:

  • Investing.com

    Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Thursday

    Investing.com -- Central banks around the world make different responses to the Federal Reserve's rate cut, U.S. stocks are set for a lower opening, and some fresh saber-rattling pushes oil prices back up. Here's what you need to know in financial markets on Thursday, 19th September.