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Consensus recommendation

As of Jun 23, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 37 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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Buy14
Outperform13
Hold9
Underperform0
Sell1

Share price forecast

The 34 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Microsoft Corporation have a median target of 76.50, with a high estimate of 90.00 and a low estimate of 45.00. The median estimate represents a 7.43% increase from the last price of 71.21.
High26.4%90.00
Med7.4%76.50
Low-36.8%45.00

Dividends

In 2016, Microsoft Corp reported a dividend of 1.39 USD, which represents a 14.88% increase over last year. The 7 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.60 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 14.82%.
Div growth (TTM)14.88%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Apr 27, 2017, Microsoft Corporation reported 3rd quarter 2017 earnings of 0.73 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 28 analysts following the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 17.74%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Jul 20, 2017.
Average growth rate+4.72%
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 20, 2017.
Average growth rate+0.82%
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Revenue history & estimates

Microsoft Corporation had 3rd quarter 2017 revenues of 23.56bn. This missed the 23.62bn consensus estimate of the 24 analysts following the company. This was 6.71% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results.
Average growth rate+2.02%
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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