Microsoft

MSFT-Q

NASDAQ:MSFT

248.15
5.12 (2.11%)
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 13, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MSFT recently reported EPS growth of 45% and revenue growth of 19%. Commercial cloud revenue was up 33%. It trades at 39x earnings, compared to peers over 61x. It pays a smallish dividend, backed by a payout ratio under 40% of cash flow. It is estimated cash reserves grew almost $2 billion and are over $15 billion now. We would buy this with a stop loss of $200, looking to achieve $290 -- upside potential over 20%. Yield 0.90% (Analysts’ price target is $289.71)
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
May 13, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MSFT recently reported EPS growth of 45% and revenue growth of 19%. Commercial cloud revenue was up 33%. It trades at 39x earnings, compared to peers over 61x. It pays a smallish dividend, backed by a payout ratio under 40% of cash flow. It is estimated cash reserves grew almost $2 billion and are over $15 billion now. We would buy this with a stop loss of $200, looking to achieve $290 -- upside potential over 20%. Yield 0.90% (Analysts’ price target is $289.71)
Stockchase Research
Price
$243.920
Owned
_N/A
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 12, 2021
(A Top Pick May 11/20, Up 31%) The cloud will continue to grow, and they will continue to gain share. In a really strong position. Data collection through the cloud can be used to help clients. Gaming business is doing incredibly well. Strong pipeline. Free to do acquisitions without same regulatory scrutiny as FB and GOOG.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
May 12, 2021
(A Top Pick May 11/20, Up 31%) The cloud will continue to grow, and they will continue to gain share. In a really strong position. Data collection through the cloud can be used to help clients. Gaming business is doing incredibly well. Strong pipeline. Free to do acquisitions without same regulatory scrutiny as FB and GOOG.
Paul Harris, CFA
Price
$239.560
Owned
Yes
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
April 29, 2021
Look at it by asset allocation, which takes fear and greed out of your decisions. If you see how much MSFT and tech have moved in the last couple of years, and compare it to the relative value of the precious metals, bring it back to the beginning. Sell and rebalance.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 29, 2021
Look at it by asset allocation, which takes fear and greed out of your decisions. If you see how much MSFT and tech have moved in the last couple of years, and compare it to the relative value of the precious metals, bring it back to the beginning. Sell and rebalance.
Jaime Carrasco
Price
$251.940
Owned
Unknown
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
April 28, 2021

The market can get stupid during the heart of earnings season. MSFT just reported a super beat, and are firing on all cylinders with the cloud, Windows, Xbox. MSFT reported 93% revenue growth, 200% earnings growth and greatly hiked up their full-year forecast, and are taking market share from Intel. Instead, it went down $7 today when it should have gone up $7 or even $15. It pulled back partly because of arbitrage pressure of AMD acquiring Xilinx in a stock-stock transaction, so hedge funds are shorting the former and buying the latter. But come on--MSFT is a buy.

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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 28, 2021

The market can get stupid during the heart of earnings season. MSFT just reported a super beat, and are firing on all cylinders with the cloud, Windows, Xbox. MSFT reported 93% revenue growth, 200% earnings growth and greatly hiked up their full-year forecast, and are taking market share from Intel. Instead, it went down $7 today when it should have gone up $7 or even $15. It pulled back partly because of arbitrage pressure of AMD acquiring Xilinx in a stock-stock transaction, so hedge funds are shorting the former and buying the latter. But come on--MSFT is a buy.

Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$254.560
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 26, 2021
(A Top Pick Apr 17/20, Up 47%) The market had recovered somewhat off the bottom at the time. He was looking for large, liquid names that would be here in 5 years. The market was up 45% since that time. It is still a phenomenally run company. They report tomorrow and the numbers should be stellar. He will hold it for the foreseeable future as a larger position.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 26, 2021
(A Top Pick Apr 17/20, Up 47%) The market had recovered somewhat off the bottom at the time. He was looking for large, liquid names that would be here in 5 years. The market was up 45% since that time. It is still a phenomenally run company. They report tomorrow and the numbers should be stellar. He will hold it for the foreseeable future as a larger position.
Jamie Murray
Price
$261.620
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
April 23, 2021
It reports Tuesday. The stock has run up so much it needs to report a monster quarter with huge cloud numbers--and he thinks they'll pull it off.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 23, 2021
It reports Tuesday. The stock has run up so much it needs to report a monster quarter with huge cloud numbers--and he thinks they'll pull it off.
Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$261.150
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
April 14, 2021

Displaced Oracle in the cloud as the database of choice. It's about selling cloud services, like a utility. Margins are much higher on cloud than selling software. Over time, margins and free cashflow will go up. Not concerned about the valuation, because of growing business and margins.

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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 14, 2021

Displaced Oracle in the cloud as the database of choice. It's about selling cloud services, like a utility. Margins are much higher on cloud than selling software. Over time, margins and free cashflow will go up. Not concerned about the valuation, because of growing business and margins.

David Fingold
Price
$255.480
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
April 12, 2021
Today it announced it was buying Nuance, a healthcare AI tech company. MSFT is swimming in cash, and can absorb the price tag. MSFT's CEO told him today that this deal could double MSFT's total addressable market. It's MSFT's biggest deal since LinkedIn.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 12, 2021
Today it announced it was buying Nuance, a healthcare AI tech company. MSFT is swimming in cash, and can absorb the price tag. MSFT's CEO told him today that this deal could double MSFT's total addressable market. It's MSFT's biggest deal since LinkedIn.
Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$255.910
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 6, 2021
(A Top Pick Mar 12/20, Up 80%) He's owned this for a long time. Azure and 365 are doing incredibly well, which helps LinkedIn. He expects good margin growth, and cloud computing will continue to grow aggressively. Remote working depend on the cloud, for example. Data that MSFT collects from clients can apply to virtual reality for AI, so those are possibilities for growth. So, a lot of levers will drive MSFT for several years. Would buy this again.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 6, 2021
(A Top Pick Mar 12/20, Up 80%) He's owned this for a long time. Azure and 365 are doing incredibly well, which helps LinkedIn. He expects good margin growth, and cloud computing will continue to grow aggressively. Remote working depend on the cloud, for example. Data that MSFT collects from clients can apply to virtual reality for AI, so those are possibilities for growth. So, a lot of levers will drive MSFT for several years. Would buy this again.
Paul Harris, CFA
Price
$248.830
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
April 5, 2021
It will make its numbers no matter what and will blow them away if corporate sales pick up. FAANG and MSFT have been held back by inflation fears, but if wage inflation doesn't pose a problem, then these stocks can get a new lease on life.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
April 5, 2021
It will make its numbers no matter what and will blow them away if corporate sales pick up. FAANG and MSFT have been held back by inflation fears, but if wage inflation doesn't pose a problem, then these stocks can get a new lease on life.
Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$249.070
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
March 17, 2021
Recent pullback just part of the general tech pullback. Not as cheap as it once was, but relative to some of its peers, it's reasonably valued. Dominant franchise. Phenomenal long-term company. If you've had significant profits, you may want to take some off the table, but a great long-term hold.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
March 17, 2021
Recent pullback just part of the general tech pullback. Not as cheap as it once was, but relative to some of its peers, it's reasonably valued. Dominant franchise. Phenomenal long-term company. If you've had significant profits, you may want to take some off the table, but a great long-term hold.
Colin Stewart
Price
$236.405
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 16, 2021
(A Top Pick Mar 13/20, Up 51%) They've benefitted from work-from-home. She's been buying this around $230. Their cloud business is doing very well, growing strong. They transformed their Office software to a subscription model. She expects double-digit growth in the topline as their cloud business continue to gain market share. Definitely buy on pullbacks.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
March 16, 2021
(A Top Pick Mar 13/20, Up 51%) They've benefitted from work-from-home. She's been buying this around $230. Their cloud business is doing very well, growing strong. They transformed their Office software to a subscription model. She expects double-digit growth in the topline as their cloud business continue to gain market share. Definitely buy on pullbacks.
Christine Poole
Price
$237.280
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2021

They both have good growth rates and are looking good at these levels. Still pretty expensive. Both trades at 28x forward. Both are quite similar. Price to growth, Apple is the better buy and would add. Microsoft is a good company but it has always been pricier and so he would be more comfortable with Apple.

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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
March 12, 2021

They both have good growth rates and are looking good at these levels. Still pretty expensive. Both trades at 28x forward. Both are quite similar. Price to growth, Apple is the better buy and would add. Microsoft is a good company but it has always been pricier and so he would be more comfortable with Apple.

Greg Newman
Price
$235.740
Owned
_N/A
BUY
BUY
March 11, 2021
Tech has been the golden goose for a long time. Many of the stocks are over-owned. But people have been using them as a piggy bank the last couple of months. There's limited downside risk to large cap tech right now. But they do have challengers for new money. He'd buy MSFT, as it's held in the best.
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
March 11, 2021
Tech has been the golden goose for a long time. Many of the stocks are over-owned. But people have been using them as a piggy bank the last couple of months. There's limited downside risk to large cap tech right now. But they do have challengers for new money. He'd buy MSFT, as it's held in the best.
David Burrows
Price
$238.095
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 9, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MSFT is known as the world's largest software developer. Over the years the company has expanded its business to include cloud, intelligence, and gaming, while also benefitting from pandemic based at home learning and working. Recent earnings showed a 17% increase with EPS up 34%. It pays a decent dividend that has grown over the past 11 years, backed by a 40% payout ratio. It trades at 38x earnings, compared to peers at 64x. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $200, looking to achieve $275 -- upside potential of over 17%. A good long term hold. Yield 0.99% (Analysts’ price target is $273.43)
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Microsoft (MSFT-Q)
March 9, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MSFT is known as the world's largest software developer. Over the years the company has expanded its business to include cloud, intelligence, and gaming, while also benefitting from pandemic based at home learning and working. Recent earnings showed a 17% increase with EPS up 34%. It pays a decent dividend that has grown over the past 11 years, backed by a 40% payout ratio. It trades at 38x earnings, compared to peers at 64x. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $200, looking to achieve $275 -- upside potential of over 17%. A good long term hold. Yield 0.99% (Analysts’ price target is $273.43)
Stockchase Research
Price
$234.680
Owned
_N/A
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Microsoft(MSFT-Q) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 35

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 5

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 6

Total Signals / Votes : 46

Stockchase rating for Microsoft is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Microsoft(MSFT-Q) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft stock symbol?

Microsoft is a American stock, trading under the symbol MSFT-Q on the NASDAQ (MSFT). It is usually referred to as NASDAQ:MSFT or MSFT-Q

Is Microsoft a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 46 stock analysts published opinions about MSFT-Q. 35 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 6 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Microsoft.

Is Microsoft a good investment or a top pick?

Microsoft was recommended as a Top Pick by Stockchase Research on 2021-05-13. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Microsoft.

Why is Microsoft stock dropping?

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Is Microsoft worth watching?

46 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Microsoft In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Microsoft stock price?

On 2021-05-14, Microsoft (MSFT-Q) stock closed at a price of $248.15.