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How to buy Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Microsoft Corporation stocks.

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While you can’t invest directly in Skype, you can buy Microsoft stock, which is the company that owns Skype.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is a publicly traded software - infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $422.54 after a previous close of $420.99. During the day the price has varied from a low of $418.025 to a high of $422.92. The latest price was $420.21 (25 minute delay). Microsoft Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 221,000 staff. All prices are listed in US dollars.

How to buy shares in Microsoft Corporation

  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 Corporation

May 15, 2024: Reports suggest that Microsoft has been offering relocation packages to China-based employees working in artificial intelligence (AI), as the relationship between the US and China remains tense around tech.

May 7, 2024: Microsoft said it is pouring $3.3 billion into building a data hub in Wisconsin that aims to train employees and manufacturers on how to best use artificial intelligence, according to CNN.

May 1, 2024: Microsoft is partnering with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management to develop wind and solar farms in projects that could cost around $10 billion.

April 23, 2024: Reports suggest that Microsoft-backed Rubrik's IPO is 20 times oversubscribed.

April 22, 2024: Microsoft stock has dipped slightly ahead of its latest earnings report, potentially providing investors an opportunity, but this will inevitably depend on a strong or weak report later this week.

Is it a good time to buy Microsoft Corporation stock?

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

Technical analysis

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

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Microsoft Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $307.6981 up to $430.0443. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSFT.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Microsoft Corporation's is 0.893. This would suggest that Microsoft Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $420.21

1 week (2024-05-09)1.32%
1 month (2024-04-17)3.94%
3 months (2024-02-15)4.00%
6 months (2023-11-16)13.62%
1 year (2023-05-17)31.93%
2 years (2022-05-17)65.38%
3 years (2021-05-17)72.87%
5 years (2019-05-16)228.11%

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 Corporation 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 Corporation P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Microsoft Corporation's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Microsoft Corporation's stocks trade at around 37x 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 Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0242. 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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $125.2 billion ($170.4 billion CAD).

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

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