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Consensus recommendation

As of Mar 18, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 35 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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Buy13
Outperform12
Hold9
Underperform0
Sell1

Share price forecast

The 31 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 70.00, with a high estimate of 90.00 and a low estimate of 45.00. The median estimate represents a 9.02% increase from the last price of 64.21.
High40.2%90.00
Med9.0%70.00
Low-29.9%45.00

Dividends

In 2016, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.39 USD, which represents a 14.88% increase over last year. The 6 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.53 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 10.07%.
Div growth (TTM)14.88%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jan 26, 2017, Microsoft Corporation reported 2nd quarter 2017 earnings of 0.84 per share. This result exceeded the 0.79 consensus of the 30 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 2nd quarter results by 7.69%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Apr 20, 2017.
Average growth rate+2.86%
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 2nd quarter 2017 revenues of 25.84bn. This bettered the 25.28bn consensus of the 25 analysts covering the company. This was 0.56% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results.
Average growth rate+0.70%
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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