Microsoft CorpMSFT:NSQ

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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 15, 2014, the consensus forecast amongst 48 polled investment analysts covering Microsoft Corporation advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Jul 19, 2013. The previous consensus forecast advised that Microsoft Corporation would outperform the market.

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Share price forecast

The 26 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 48.50, with a high estimate of 56.00 and a low estimate of 34.00. The median estimate represents a 7.90% increase from the last price of 44.95. View Full Financials

High+24.6 %56.00
Med+7.9 %48.50
Low-24.4 %34.00


In 2014, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.12 USD, which represents a 21.74% increase over last year. The 10 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.08 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 4.02%. View Full Financials

Div growth (TTM)+21.74%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 22, 2014, Microsoft Corporation reported 4th quarter 2014 earnings of 0.550 per share. This result under-performed the 0.60 consensus expectations of the 23 analysts following the company but under-performed last year's 4th quarter results by 16.67%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Oct 22, 2014. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate-3.05%

Microsoft Corporation reported annual 2014 earnings of 2.63 per share on Jul 22, 2014. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate+6.47%
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Microsoft Corporation had 4th quarter 2014 revenues of 23.38bn. This bettered the 23.00bn consensus of the 21 analysts covering the company. This was 14.60% above the prior year's 4th quarter results. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate+5.77%

Microsoft Corporation had revenues for the full year 2014 of 86.83bn. This was 11.49% above the prior year's results. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate+8.62%
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