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|52-week range||USD$131.1869 - USD$245.5644|
|50-day moving average||USD$233.7121|
|200-day moving average||USD$218.9159|
|Wall St. target price||USD$273.43|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.14 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.707|
|1 week (2021-02-26)||-100.00%|
|1 month (2021-02-05)||-100.00%|
|3 months (2020-12-04)||-100.00%|
|6 months (2020-09-04)||-100.00%|
|1 year (2020-03-05)||-100.00%|
|2 years (2019-03-05)||-100.00%|
|3 years (2018-03-05)||-100.00%|
|5 years (2016-03-04)||-100.00%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Microsoft Corporation shares trade at around 35x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1541. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$71.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Microsoft Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
There are currently 40.6 million Microsoft Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Microsoft Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.8% down from 44.5 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) is the quantity of Microsoft Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Microsoft Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 30.8 million). Microsoft Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.32. In other words for every 100,000 Microsoft Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1320 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 0.0054% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Microsoft Corporation shares, roughly 5 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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