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Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT)

$64.98 USD $0.11 (0.17%)
Last Price $64.98
Net Change $0.11 (0.17%)
Bid $0
Ask Price $0
Open Price $65.12
Previous Close Price $64.87
High Price $65.45
Low Price $64.76
Number of Trades 99,684
Volume 22,617,100
Fifty Two Week High $65.91 (2017-01-27)
Fifty Two Week Low $48.03 (2016-06-27)
Average Daily Volume 23,436,385
Share Outstanding 7,727,530 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 1.56/yr
Dividend Yield 2.4%
1st Quarter Earnings $0.83 (2017-01-26)
2nd Quarter Earnings $0.76 (2016-10-20)
3nd Quarter Earnings $0.69 (2016-07-19)
4th Quarter Earnings $0.62 (2016-04-21)
PE Ratio $22.37
EPS Growth $6.12
Recent Earnings $0.83
Annual EPS $2.9
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $502.13B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0299%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 7,727,530
Inst. Shareholder % 73.76%
Annual Net Income $16.77B
TTM Net Profit Margin $19.92
1-Year Return 24.55%
3-Year Return 76.81%
5-Year Return 128.9%
5-Year Revenue Growth 21.99%
5-Year Earnings Growth 5.28%
5-Year Dividend Growth 127.87%
Annual Dividend $1.56
Annual Dividend Yield 2.4%
Change in EPS YTD 6.12%
Dividends per Share $0.39
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 1.03
Microsoft is a technology company. Their products include operating systems for computing devices servers phones and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; cross-device productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. They also design and sell hardware including PCs tablets gaming and entertainment consoles phones other intelligent devices and related accessories. They offer cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software services platforms and content. They also provide consulting and product and solution support services and they train and certify computer system integrators and developers.

Today's Microsoft Stock Update

There aren't enough hours in the day to get a detailed look at your favorite investments, like Microsoft stock. So here's a quick look at MSFT's most important numbers right now (for March 25, 2017). To start, the MSFT stock closing price was $64.98. Shares closed up 0.17% or $0.11 from the previous day's close. So where does that put Microsoft stock relative to the past year of prices? The Microsoft stock price is higher than it was last year at this time, with the stock price having risen by 19.87%.

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The Microsoft stock price 52-week high is $65.91. That was hit on 1/27/2017. The MSFT stock 52-week low is $48.03, reached on 6/27/2016. Some more numbers to note - MSFT trading volume yesterday was 19,269,199. That's not quite as high as Microsoft stock's average daily trading volume of 22,630,142. Microsoft's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 502,134,899,000. That gives Microsoft a mega market cap, because it's over 200 billion. As of the start of April 2016, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Microsoft stock is 22.42. That's not as high as the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare MSFT to other companies in the same industry. The current EPS (earnings per share) of MSFT is 2.12. Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for Microsoft is 1.03. Microsoft stock has a dividend yield of 2.40%. When the dividend yield is over 2%, the stock is a good consideration for income investors. That yield is what most investors look for when hunting for dividend stocks. For more info on Microsoft stock, check out all the free content we give you at Money Morning. You'll find MSFT stock news and coverage on dozens of other key stocks, updated daily.

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