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Consensus recommendation

As of Oct 21, 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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S&P Capital IQ – STARS Reports

Microsoft Corp
11 pages, 22 Oct 2016

Ford Investor Services, Inc.


Microsoft Corporation
70 pages, 05 Oct 2016
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Share price forecast

The 33 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 62.00, with a high estimate of 70.00 and a low estimate of 40.00. The median estimate represents a 3.92% increase from the last price of 59.66.


In 2016, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.44 USD, which represents a 16.13% increase over last year. The 13 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.56 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 7.99%.
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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