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How to buy Microsoft stock in Canada

Learn how to buy Microsoft stock in 6 easy steps.

Microsoft is a software - infrastructure business based in the US. Microsoft shares (MSFT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US dollars. Its last market close was $443.52 – a decrease of 1.33% over the previous day. Microsoft employs 221,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $236.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Microsoft

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. MSFT in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Latest updates for Microsoft

July 11, 2024: Microsoft has given up its seat as an observer on OpenAI's board due to antitrust scrutiny by global regulators.

July 9, 2024: Microsoft's stock price has hit a 52-week high, continuing a year of strong tech sector performance.

June 19, 2024: Nvidia overtook Microsoft on Tuesday as the most valuable company in the world just two weeks after it took the No. 2 spot from Apple, according to Yahoo Finance.

Is it a good time to buy Microsoft stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View Microsoft's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of MSFT stock over time.

Historical closes compared with the last close of $443.52

1 week (2024-07-10)-2.46%
1 month (2024-06-17)-0.63%
3 months (2024-04-17)9.71%
6 months (2024-01-17)12.61%
1 year (2023-07-17)23.37%
2 years (2022-07-17)74.44%
3 years (2021-07-15)57.98%
5 years (2019-07-17)225.11%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Is Microsoft under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Microsoft P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Microsoft's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Microsoft's stocks trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Microsoft's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1103. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Microsoft's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Microsoft's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $126 billion ($172.5 billion CAD).

The EBITDA is a measure of Microsoft's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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