What do Analysts suggest for: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will report its next earnings on 26-Jan-17. The company reported the earnings of $0.76/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.68/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.08/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 11.8%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Microsoft Corporation and for the current quarter 28 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.78/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.74/share and a High Estimate of $0.86/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 24 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Microsoft Corporation as 25.26 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Microsoft Corporation is 24.91 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 25.86 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 25.69 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MSFT to be 0%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 16.1%. For the next 5 years, Microsoft Corporation is expecting Growth of 9.71% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 0.34% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Microsoft Corporation, where 9 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 15 analysts have given a Buy signal, 9 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 2 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 32 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Microsoft Corporation might touch $72 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $63.9 and $41 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Microsoft Corporation got Upgrade on 17-Nov-16 where investment firm Goldman Upgrade the stock from Neutral to Buy.

Microsoft Corporation closed its last trading session at $60.61 with the gain of 0.79%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 475 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $61.41 and 52-week low of $48.04. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 2.45% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 4.53% and 12.52% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Oct 25, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jun 27, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.82 and Average Volume (3 months) is 27.3 million. Microsoft Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 29.22 and Forward P/E ratio of 18.8.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 0%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 13.5%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Microsoft Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 0.38%, where Monthly Performance is 2.73%, Quarterly performance is 6.24%, 6 Months performance is 17.1% and yearly performance percentage is 15.49%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 13.13%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.13% and Monthly Volatility of 1.57%.