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How to buy Microsoft Corporation shares | $243.25

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How to buy shares in Microsoft Corporation from New Zealand

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  3. Search for Microsoft Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MSFT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $228.99, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Microsoft Corporation, depending on your broker.
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Microsoft Corporation share price

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Microsoft Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-11.
OpenUSD244.31
HighUSD244.5
LowUSD243.59
CloseUSD243.25
Previous closeUSD247.18
Change USD-3.93
Change % -1.5899%
Volume 2,873,907
Information last updated 2021-05-07.
52-week rangeUSD173.9127 - USD263.19
50-day moving average USD248.7089
200-day moving average USD229.7268
Wall St. target priceUSD289.71
PE ratio 34.4147
Dividend yield USD2.19 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD7.338

Microsoft Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $243.25

1 week (2021-04-30) N/A
1 month (2021-04-09) -4.92%
3 months (2021-02-11) -0.51%
6 months (2020-11-11) 12.33%
1 year (2020-05-11) 30.26%
2 years (2019-05-10) 91.34%
3 years (2018-05-11) 148.98%
5 years (2016-05-11) 376.49%

Is Microsoft Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Microsoft Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Microsoft Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Microsoft Corporation's P/E ratio

Microsoft Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Microsoft Corporation shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). 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 PEG ratio

Microsoft Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4102. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Microsoft Corporation's EBITDA

Microsoft Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$75.6 billion.

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

Shorting Microsoft Corporation shares

There are currently 61.2 million Microsoft Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Microsoft Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 29.2% up from 47.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Microsoft Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Microsoft Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Microsoft Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Microsoft Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Microsoft Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 29.0 million). Microsoft Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 Microsoft Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 shares are currently held short.

However Microsoft Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Microsoft Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Microsoft Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Microsoft Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Microsoft Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Microsoft Corporation shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Microsoft Corporation.

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