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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 19, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 36 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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Share price forecast

The 32 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 60.00, with a high estimate of 70.00 and a low estimate of 40.00. The median estimate represents a 3.39% increase from the last price of 58.03.
High20.6%70.00
Med3.4%60.00
Low-31.1%40.00

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 1.54 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 6.67%.
Div growth (TTM)16.13%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 19, 2016, Microsoft Corporation reported 4th quarter 2016 earnings of 0.69 per share. This result exceeded the 0.580 consensus of the 30 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 4th quarter results by 15.00%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Oct 20, 2016.
Average growth rate+4.72%
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 4th quarter 2016 revenues of 22.64bn. This bettered the 22.15bn consensus of the 25 analysts covering the company. This was 2.08% above the prior year's 4th quarter results.
Average growth rate+1.19%
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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