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Consensus recommendation

As of Dec 03, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 35 polled investment analysts covering Microsoft Corporation advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on Jul 15, 2015. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Microsoft Corporation.
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Hold8
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Share price forecast

The 32 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 65.00, with a high estimate of 72.00 and a low estimate of 41.00. The median estimate represents a 7.94% increase from the last price of 60.22.
High19.6%72.00
Med7.9%65.00
Low-31.9%41.00

Dividends

In 2016, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.44 USD, which represents a 16.13% increase over last year. The 12 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.55 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 7.50%.
Div growth (TTM)16.13%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Oct 20, 2016, Microsoft Corporation reported 1st quarter 2017 earnings of 0.76 per share. This result exceeded the 0.68 consensus of the 31 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 1st quarter results by 13.43%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Jan 26, 2017.
Average growth rate+4.34%
Microsoft Corporation reported annual 2016 earnings of 2.79 per share on Jul 19, 2016.
The next earnings announcement from Microsoft Corporation is expected the week of Jul 18, 2017.
Average growth rate+0.82%
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Revenue history & estimates

Microsoft Corporation had 1st quarter 2017 revenues of 22.33bn. This bettered the 21.71bn consensus of the 26 analysts covering the company. This was 3.11% above the prior year's 1st quarter results.
Average growth rate+1.44%
Microsoft Corporation had revenues for the full year 2016 of 91.96bn. This was 1.73% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+5.79%
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