Hot Stock to Watch: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Develops Operating Systems, Business Software, And Other Applications For Servers, Pc’S And Intelligent Devices. Belonging to the Computer and Technology sector which surged 0.35% and closed its last trading session at $57.6.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 10/20/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $59.87.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.65. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.65 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.71 and 1.62 respectively.

Microsoft Corporation on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $0.69 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.58. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.11. This shows a surprise factor of 19%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Microsoft Corporation Earnings, with 31 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.68. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.73 and $0.65 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.67.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Microsoft Corporation as $21.71 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 26 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 22.26 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 21.45 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 21.66 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Microsoft Corporation is 1.5%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 1.3%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -0.63% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 8.53%.

The Company got Initiated by Macquarie on 4-Mar-16 to Neutral.

Insider Trades for Microsoft Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 27 Sep 2016 where Hood (Amy E), the Chief Financial Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 1562 shares were traded at a price of $57.95.

10 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 16079100 shares traded.

32 analysts projected Price Targets for Microsoft Corporation. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $70. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $40 and the Mean Price Target is $59.87.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has the market capitalization of $447.29 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $58.7 on Aug 26, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $45.7 on Oct 5, 2015. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 9.2 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 22.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.5 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 5.95 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 1.09 and ATR value of 0.75. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.22% and 1.36%.

Company profile:

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.