Microsoft CorpMSFT:NSQ

44.88
0.80 / 1.81%
36.43m
28.27%
1.01
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Consensus recommendation

As of Oct 17, 2014, the consensus forecast amongst 51 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 Sep 15, 2014. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Microsoft Corporation.

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Buy10
Outperform11
Hold24
Underperform4
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Research Reports

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Share price forecast

The 29 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 50.00, with a high estimate of 56.00 and a low estimate of 34.00. The median estimate represents a 13.43% increase from the last price of 44.08. View Full Financials

High+24.8 %56.00
Med+11.4 %50.00
Low-24.2 %34.00

Dividends

In 2014, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.12 USD, which represents a 21.74% increase over last year. The 15 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.15 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 2.23%. 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 23, 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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Revenue

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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