MSFT - Microsoft Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
105.43
+1.24 (+1.19%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close104.19
Open104.37
Bid105.46 x 2900
Ask105.59 x 900
Day's Range104.09 - 105.60
52 Week Range71.28 - 105.60
Volume24,414,314
Avg. Volume25,874,114
Market Cap810.04B
Beta1.24
PE Ratio (TTM)71.28
EPS (TTM)1.48
Earnings DateJul 19, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield1.68 (1.65%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-08-15
1y Target Est112.56
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  • Economic Calendar - Top 5 Things To Watch This Week
    Investing.com12 hours ago

    Economic Calendar - Top 5 Things To Watch This Week

    Investing.com - Geopolitics could hang over the market in the coming week, as investors look ahead to an unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    [$$] Microsoft Calls on Government to Regulate Facial-Recognition Technology

    A top Microsoft Corp. executive is calling for the U.S. government to regulate facial-recognition technology, an area Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other tech-giant rivals have made significant bets, and where Microsoft has made its own investments. It is also the latest controversial topic Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, has taken on.

  • The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

    Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. It's the first big tech company to raise serious alarms about an increasingly sought-after technology for recognizing a person's face from a photo or through a camera. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Friday that the government should form a bipartisan expert commission.

  • The Canadian Press2 days ago

    Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

    Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. It's the first big tech company to raise serious alarms about an increasingly sought-after technology for recognizing a person's face from a photo or through a camera. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Friday that the government should form a bipartisan expert commission.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    'Fortnite' Season 5 is being played in real life

    A version of "Fortnite" is being played in the real world. The video game has 125 million players and some of those gamers were surprised to find in-game items randomly popping up around the world. The famous llamas in "Fortnite" were spotted in London, Barcelona, Spain, Warsaw, Poland, Cologne, Germany, and Cannes , France.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    'Fortnite' Season 5 is being played in real life

    There is a version of "Fortnite" that is being played in the real world. The game has 125 million players and some of those gamers were surprised to find in-game items randomly popping up in cities around the world.

  • ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies
    TechCrunch2 days ago

    ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies

    Technology executives are pleading with the government to give them guidance

  • Microsoft calls for better facial-recognition regulation to prevent abuse
    Mashable Tech2 days ago

    Microsoft calls for better facial-recognition regulation to prevent abuse

    Microsoft is joining the movement for face-recognition technology regulation. The software giant the first major tech company to make such a brazen call to the government to impose limits on this type of technology, and the company's grievances are outlined in a blog post published today by its president Brad Smith. SEE ALSO: Microsoft says its facial recognition technology is less biased "Facial-recognition technology raises issues that go to the heart of fundamental human rights protections like privacy and freedom of expression," reads the post. "The only effective way to manage the use of technology by a government is for the government proactively to manage this use itself. And if there are concerns about how a technology will be deployed more broadly across society, the only way to regulate this broad use is for the government to do so." Microsoft is somewhat of a leader within facial recognition software — Uber even uses the company's technology to verify drivers' identities. But Microsoft's technology is far FROM the best in the industry. Its Windows 10 facial recognition was so subpar that printed out photographs could fool the tool.  It's also interesting to note that while Smith's blog post today is forward-thinking among large tech companies, calls like this have been made by other, smaller tech companies and activist groups for a long time. In fact, Smith even seems a bit removed from the realities of how far face-recognition technology has come. He beckons the readers to imagine a world where governments track where people have walked over the past month without permission. That happened in Orlando and other cities across the United States that used Amazon's deep learning surveillance technology Rekognition, which can identify almost every single face in a crowd. Smith also paints the image of shopping malls using face-recognition technology as well that can share information about consumer shopping habits. Although this exact incident hasn't happened, it is reminiscent of Orange County malls secretly collecting license plate data for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (an agency that Microsoft has a contractual partnership with, though it claims the partnership is not for face recognition). He writes how these situations have "long been the stuff of science-fiction and popular movies — like 'Minority Report,' 'Enemy of the State' and even '1984'," and possibly gave the surveillance examples as irony. But it's alarming that the head of such a large tech company is so removed from what tech is already doing today. So while this is a good first step at a national level for such a large technology company, there is clearly still a lot of work to do. Maybe Smith should have checked to see what people have already been doing before publishing this blog post. Microsoft did not say anything further beyond Smith's blog post. WATCH: Facebook is using facial recognition — here's how to turn it off

  • Upcoming Tech Earnings to Watch: NFLX, MSFT, SWKS
    Zacks2 days ago

    Upcoming Tech Earnings to Watch: NFLX, MSFT, SWKS

    Earnings growth is expected to be aplenty this season--although it will take a strong batch of marquee reports for investors to overlook global trade war uncertainty. One important battleground will be in the technology sector. Here are the most important tech earnings reports to watch next week.

  • As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) issues a call for regulation
    TechCrunch2 days ago

    As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) issues a call for regulation

    Technology companies have a privacy problem. They're terribly good at invading

  • Microsoft seeks regulation of facial recognition technology
    Reuters2 days ago

    Microsoft seeks regulation of facial recognition technology

    "We believe Congress should create a bipartisan expert commission to assess the best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States," Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post. In May, U.S. civil liberties groups had called on Amazon.com Inc to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of color unfairly. Smith said while Microsoft appreciates the calls for tech companies to make decisions over facial recognition, it is more sensible to ask an elected government to oversee the technology.

  • Microsoft's president says the government needs to step up regulation of face recognition technology
    CNBC2 days ago

    Microsoft's president says the government needs to step up regulation of face recognition technology

    Microsoft says the U.S. should create regulations around the use of facial recognition technology.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    Microsoft's president says the government needs to step up regulation of face recognition technology

    Microsoft, Amazon and Google have all been ensnared in issues related to government adoption of artificial intelligence software. Amid increasing scrutiny around the government's use of artificial intelligence software, Microsoft MSFT said on Friday that it wants to see more regulation, specifically regarding technology that recognizes faces. "If there are concerns about how a technology will be deployed more broadly across society, the only way to regulate this broad use is for the government to do so," Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post .

  • Outlook for Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes Unit
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Outlook for Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes Unit

    Microsoft’s (MSFT) Productivity and Business Processes segment, which consists of the Office and Dynamics CRM business, contributes the highest share of revenue of around 31% of the overall business. The unit continues to gain from the huge demand for Office 365 and Dynamics CRM product suites. From the graph above, we can see the revenue growth of Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes unit in the last five quarters.

  • Microsoft Remains Optimistic about Surface Revenue Growth
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Microsoft Remains Optimistic about Surface Revenue Growth

    Microsoft (MSFT) expects its Surface revenue in fiscal Q4 2018 to maintain double-digit growth buoyed by the ongoing transition to new products. In the graph above, we can see the Surface business growth for Microsoft in the last five quarters. During the period, it grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.1%.

  • Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Boeing Q2 Commercial Deliveries Up Y/Y, Pfizer to Reorganize
    Zacks2 days ago

    Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Boeing Q2 Commercial Deliveries Up Y/Y, Pfizer to Reorganize

    The index enjoyed a strong week of gains, boosted by expectations of a strong second quarter earnings season.

  • Will Microsoft Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Will Microsoft Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates?

    Microsoft (MSFT) is set to release its fiscal Q4 2018 financial results on July 19. Analysts expect EPS (earnings per share) for the tech giant to be $1.08, reflecting nearly 49% YoY (year-over-year) growth. Analysts have made a very high EPS estimate for the upcoming quarter as compared with the last five quarters. In the last five quarters, Microsoft’s bottom line has increased at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.8%.

  • Silicon Valley employees flex newfound political muscles
    Reuters3 days ago

    Silicon Valley employees flex newfound political muscles

    Employees at several of the world’s biggest technology companies have been exercising newfound political power where they work, pushing their bosses on business ethics with help from established and fledgling nonprofit groups. Most of the highly paid professional workers at Alphabet Inc’s (NasdaqGS:GOOGL - News) Google, Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News), Amazon.com Inc (NasdaqGS:AMZN - News) and other tech companies have little experience with labor unions, and many have avoided other civil movements.

  • Microsoft Windows Notepad app gets first update in years
    Mashable Tech3 days ago

    Microsoft Windows Notepad app gets first update in years

    There's good news for people who still use Windows Notepad: For the first time in years, big changes are coming to the app — and some of those changes are all thanks to you. Windows announced yesterday that the next Windows 10 update will include some quality of life improvements for its iconically clunky app. Microsoft wrote in the announcement that it employed user feedback to determine its new features, which include the ability to delete a whole word by hitting Ctrl + Backspace. SEE ALSO: Microsoft's $399 Surface Go is here to nuke Apple's iPad This update, which is right on the heels of Microsoft Office's revamp last month, will come with Redstone 5 (the codename for Microsoft's impending update) predicted to launch later this year. If it goes smoothly, the update would be a positive move for the tech giant after a spate of — shall we say — less-than-smooth rollouts these past few months. While Notepad most recently remedied its problem with mixing up files from other operating systems, the app has not changed much since its inception 33 years ago. Its upcoming update will make the platform more compatible with larger files, and will also improve its find-and-replace function. Find-and-replace will soon give users the option to wrap around, and will also remember your previous settings to populate a new search automatically. Notepad is also introducing the ability to zoom in on the text, which you'll be able to perform by pressing Ctrl + the plus or minus key, or pressing Ctrl while using the mouse to adjust the zoom level. Perhaps most excitingly, Notepad will display lines that do not fit the screen entirely. While we can finally say goodbye to infinitely long lines of text, this update on a cult classic will probably still not change the notoriously not user-friendly reputation of this app. WATCH: 10 ways Microsoft pushes its Surface devices to the limits

  • Microsoft Corporation Earnings: 2 Key Areas to Watch
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Microsoft Corporation Earnings: 2 Key Areas to Watch

    Don't overlook these two fast-growing catalysts.

  • Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market
    Reuters3 days ago

    Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market

    Microsoft Corp on Thursday introduced a free tier of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc in a market analysts view as a main battleground in the world of enterprise software. The free version of the product is intended to make it easy for potential customers, typically teams of workers and small businesses, to start using Microsoft's products and become embedded in them. "We naturally want customers who are using the free version to upgrade to the full Office 365 version,” Lori Wright, general manager of Microsoft 365 Teamwork, told Reuters in a June 28 interview.

  • Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market
    Reuters3 days ago

    Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market

    Microsoft Corp on Thursday introduced a free tier of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc in a market analysts view as a main battleground in the world of enterprise software. The free version of the product is intended to make it easy for potential customers, typically teams of workers and small businesses, to start using Microsoft's products and become embedded in them. "We naturally want customers who are using the free version to upgrade to the full Office 365 version,” Lori Wright, general manager of Microsoft 365 Teamwork, told Reuters in a June 28 interview.

  • Microsoft launches new wide-area networking options for Azure
    TechCrunch3 days ago

    Microsoft launches new wide-area networking options for Azure

    Microsoft is launching a few new networking features today that will make it

  • Microsoft speeds up its Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    TechCrunch3 days ago

    Microsoft speeds up its Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse, the company's cloud-based database

  • Microsoft wants to make you a better team player by nudging you into submission
    TechCrunch3 days ago

    Microsoft wants to make you a better team player by nudging you into submission

    Microsoft announced a number of new tools for its MyAnalytics tool for Office