Microsoft Stock Today

MSFT Stock  USD 248.24  7.63  3.17%   
Market Performance
4 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 1
Microsoft is selling for under 248.24 as of the 27th of January 2023; that is 3.17 percent up since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's last reported lowest price was 246.83. Microsoft has a very small chance of experiencing financial distress in the next few years but had a somewhat insignificant performance during the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Microsoft are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 28th of December 2022 and ending today, the 27th of January 2023. Click here to learn more.
CUSIP
594918104
Fiscal Year End
June
Business Domain
Software & Services
IPO Date
13th of March 1986
Category
Technology
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft Corp operates under SoftwareInfrastructure classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. The company has 7.44 B outstanding shares of which 36.32 M shares are now shorted by private and institutional investors with about 1.15 trading days to cover. More on Microsoft

Microsoft Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. Microsoft's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding Microsoft or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
ESG Sustainability
Some studies have found that companies with high sustainability scores are getting higher valuations than competitors with lower social-engagement activities. While most ESG disclosures are voluntary, Microsoft's sustainability indicators can be used to identify proper investment strategies using environmental, social, and governance scores that are crucial to Microsoft's managers, analysts, and investors.
Environment Score
Governance Score
Social Score
CEO and DirectorSatya Nadella
Thematic Ideas
Showing 3 out of 8 themes
Fama & French Classification
Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering Microsoft report their recommendations after researching Microsoft's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on Microsoft's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering Microsoft. The Microsoft consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering Microsoft.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of Microsoft based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. It is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of Microsoft financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
HealthyDetails
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares Diluted9.3 B8.7 B
Notably Up
Down
Pretty Stable
Weighted Average Shares9.2 B8.6 B
Notably Up
Down
Pretty Stable
Return on Average Assets21.2523.95
Fairly Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations86.5 B80.1 B
Significantly Up
Up
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities68.6 B85.6 B
Significantly Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities146.4 B178.5 B
Significantly Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Gross Margin81.5578.66
Sufficiently Up
Up
Very volatile
Total Debt68.2 B70.5 B
Sufficiently Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.660.65
Fairly Up
Down
Pretty Stable
Current Assets136.6 B152.7 B
Moderately Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Total Assets263.1 B328.4 B
Significantly Down
Up
Slightly volatile
Macroaxis Advice
The buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Microsoft's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
Financial Strength
Microsoft's financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to Microsoft's success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
Microsoft's bond ratings measure its overall creditworthiness, which in many ways corresponds to the cost of borrowing for an issuer. These ratings assign a letter grade to all of Microsoft's outstanding corporate bonds that indicate their credit quality. We use reports published by private self-sufficient rating services such as Standard & Poor's or Fitch Ratings Inc. to evaluate a bond issuer's financial strength or its ability to pay a bond's principal and interest.
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Microsoft's financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Microsoft's total assets is financed by creditors.
By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on Microsoft's books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how Microsoft deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
Liquidity
Microsoft cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company currently holds 47.03 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.44, which is about average as compared to similar companies. Microsoft has a current ratio of 1.8, which is within standard range for the sector. Debt can assist Microsoft until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Microsoft's shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Microsoft sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Microsoft to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Microsoft's use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.

Operating Cash Flow

86.46 Billion
Microsoft (MSFT) is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in USA and employs 221,000 people. Microsoft is listed under Systems Software category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Mega-Cap' category with a current market capitalization of 1846.06 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Microsoft's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Microsoft's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and those looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Microsoft conducts business under Software sector and is part of Information Technology industry. The entity has 7.44 B outstanding shares of which 36.32 M shares are now shorted by private and institutional investors with about 1.15 trading days to cover. Microsoft currently holds about 13.93 B in cash with 89.03 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 14.39.
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Ownership
Microsoft holds a total of 7.44 Billion outstanding shares. The majority of Microsoft outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors. These third-party entities are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to shop for positions in Microsoft to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional holders are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Microsoft. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Microsoft as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

Ownership Allocation

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Microsoft Stock Price Odds Analysis

Attributed to a normal probability distribution, the odds of Microsoft jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 17.64%. The Microsoft probability density function shows the probability of Microsoft stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Given the investment horizon of 90 days the stock has a beta coefficient of 1.549. This indicates as the benchmark fluctuates upward, the company is expected to outperform it on average. However, if the benchmark returns are projected to be negative, Microsoft will likely underperform. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. Microsoft is significantly underperforming NYSE Composite.
  Odds Below 248.24HorizonTargetOdds Above 248.24
82.17%90 days
 248.24 
17.64%
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Microsoft to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 17.64 (This Microsoft probability density function shows the probability of Microsoft Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Microsoft Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in Microsoft that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of Microsoft's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing Microsoft's value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares200.8 K48.2 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares199.5 K46.5 M
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Microsoft Historical Income Statement

Microsoft Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Microsoft's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Microsoft revenue and expense. Microsoft Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
Microsoft Weighted Average Shares Diluted is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Microsoft reported Weighted Average Shares Diluted of 8.67 Billion in 2022 View More Fundamentals

Microsoft Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for Microsoft stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in Microsoft stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for Microsoft is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards Microsoft at a given time.

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Microsoft Corporate Directors

Microsoft corporate directors refer to members of a Microsoft board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Microsoft's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Microsoft's board members must vote for the resolution. The Microsoft board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
Charles Scharf - DirectorProfile
Helmut Panke - Independent DirectorProfile
Penny Pritzker - Independent DirectorProfile
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Invested in Microsoft?

The danger of trading Microsoft is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Microsoft is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Microsoft. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Microsoft is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
Additionally, see Correlation Analysis. Note that the Microsoft information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Microsoft's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Piotroski F Score module to get Piotroski F Score based on binary analysis strategy of nine different fundamentals.

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Is Microsoft's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Microsoft. If investors know Microsoft will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Microsoft listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth
(0.11) 
Market Capitalization
1793.6 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth
0.02
Return On Assets
0.1469
Return On Equity
0.3931
The market value of Microsoft is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Microsoft that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Microsoft's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Microsoft's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Microsoft's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Microsoft's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Microsoft's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Microsoft value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Microsoft's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.