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Microsoft Corporation is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Microsoft shares (MSFT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Microsoft employs 163,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$153.3 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Microsoft's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$228.99, which is 22.01% up on its pre-crash value of USD$178.59 and 72.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$132.52.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Microsoft shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$779.17 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,312.11.
|Latest market close||USD$228.99|
|52-week range||USD$160.6673 - USD$254.139|
|50-day moving average||USD$235.6515|
|200-day moving average||USD$223.012|
|Wall St. target price||USD$272.71|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.14 (0.86%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.707|
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|1 week (2021-03-30)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-03-10)||-1.48%|
|3 months (2021-01-08)||4.27%|
|6 months (2020-10-08)||8.74%|
|1 year (2020-04-08)||38.67%|
|2 years (2019-04-08)||90.94%|
|3 years (2018-04-06)||153.78%|
|5 years (2016-04-08)||320.78%|
Valuing Microsoft stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Microsoft's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Microsoft's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Microsoft shares trade at around 38x 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's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3326. 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'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$71.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Microsoft's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$153.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||39.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$96.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||12.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||42.7%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.9 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 49.6 million Microsoft shares held short by investors – that's known as Microsoft's "short interest". This figure is 19.1% up from 41.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Microsoft shares can be evaluated.
Microsoft's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Microsoft shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Microsoft shares traded daily (recently around 30.4 million). Microsoft's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 Microsoft shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.
However Microsoft's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Microsoft shares, or, against the total number of tradable Microsoft shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Microsoft's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Microsoft shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0066% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Microsoft shares, roughly 7 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.
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