Microsoft CorpMSFT:NSQ

46.13
1.11 / 2.47%
61.08m
36.80%
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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
Sell0
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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 11.06% increase from the last price of 45.02. View Full Financials

High+21.4 %56.00
Med+8.4 %50.00
Low-26.3 %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 Oct 23, 2014, Microsoft Corporation reported 1st quarter 2015 earnings of 0.54 per share. This result exceeded the 0.49 consensus of the 20 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's 1st quarter results by 12.90 %. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate-1.99 %

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 1st quarter 2015 revenues of 23.20bn. This bettered the 22.02bn consensus of the 28 analysts covering the company. This was 0.77 % below the prior year's 1st quarter results. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate+7.34 %

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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