Microsoft Corporation [NASDAQ: MSFT] gained 0.43% on the last trading session, reaching $296.99 price per share at the time. The company report on September 13, 2021 that Microsoft expands computer science education program to Juarez, Mexico, and expands reach across 18 U.S. cities to improve high school students’ access and equity.
The expansion is the largest for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) since the program was founded 12 years ago.
, Microsoft Corp. joined FECHAC, FUNAX, and community and government leaders to announce the expansion of the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program to four high schools in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and 252 U.S. high schools across six net new cities and expanded reach in 12 cities. This is the largest program expansion into new cities and regions since TEALS was founded 12 years ago in 2009, and it’s also the first time the current English language curriculum will be translated into Spanish through partnerships with curriculum providers such as Carnegie Mellon University.
Microsoft Corporation represents 7.53 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $2243.47 billion with the latest information. MSFT stock price has been found in the range of $294.08 to $298.54.
If compared to the average trading volume of 22.08M shares, MSFT reached a trading volume of 23294672 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MSFT shares is $330.41 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MSFT stock is a recommendation set at 1.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Mizuho have made an estimate for Microsoft Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 20, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price from $290 to $360. The new note on the price target was released on July 28, 2021, representing the official price target for Microsoft Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $290 to $315, while Wolfe Research kept a Outperform rating on MSFT stock. On July 28, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MSFT shares from 305 to 325.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Microsoft Corporation is set at 3.97, with the Price to Sales ratio for MSFT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.35. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.74, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 17.25. Price to Free Cash Flow for MSFT in the course of the last twelve months was 56.66 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.10.
Trading performance analysis for MSFT stock
Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.38. With this latest performance, MSFT shares gained by 2.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 26.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.56% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MSFT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.62, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.47, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.80 for Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 290.19, while it was recorded at 298.07 for the last single week of trading, and 251.93 for the last 200 days.
Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] shares currently have an operating margin of +41.59 and a Gross Margin at +68.93. Microsoft Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +36.45.
Return on Total Capital for MSFT is now 32.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 30.04. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 47.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 19.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 57.95. Additionally, MSFT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 36.69, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.65. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 50.32, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.86.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] managed to generate an average of $338,514 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.80 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.53.Microsoft Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.
Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MSFT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Microsoft Corporation go to 15.25%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]
There are presently around $1,582,480 million, or 71.80% of MSFT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MSFT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 610,974,647, which is approximately 0.02% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 505,662,500 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $150.18 billion in MSFT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $87.56 billion in MSFT stock with ownership of nearly 0.769% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Microsoft Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,922 institutional holders increased their position in Microsoft Corporation [NASDAQ:MSFT] by around 149,472,665 shares. Additionally, 1,844 investors decreased positions by around 149,624,668 shares, while 323 investors held positions by with 5,029,298,317 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 5,328,395,650 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MSFT stock had 120 new institutional investments in for a total of 30,843,958 shares, while 95 institutional investors sold positions of 11,189,715 shares during the same period.