BMO Capital Markets lifts Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Microsoft Corporation [NASDAQ: MSFT] loss -2.18% on the last trading session, reaching $249.22 price per share at the time. The company report on February 21, 2023 that Microsoft and NVIDIA announce expansive new gaming deal.

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Partnership will bring blockbuster lineup of Xbox games, including Minecraft and Activision titles like Call of Duty, to NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.

On Tuesday, Microsoft and NVIDIA announced the companies have agreed to a 10-year partnership to bring Xbox PC games to the NVIDIA® GeForce NOW™ cloud gaming service, which has more than 25 million members in over 100 countries.

Microsoft Corporation represents 7.45 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $1896.46 billion with the latest information. MSFT stock price has been found in the range of $248.10 to $251.00.

If compared to the average trading volume of 31.21M shares, MSFT reached a trading volume of 24702602 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 $286.24 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 1.90. 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.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Microsoft Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on January 25, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 17, 2023, representing the official price target for Microsoft Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $270, while DA Davidson analysts kept a Buy rating on MSFT stock. On January 04, 2023, analysts decreased their price target for MSFT shares from 300 to 250.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Microsoft Corporation is set at 6.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for MSFT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.29. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.14, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for MSFT in the course of the last twelve months was 46.65 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

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 -4.93. With this latest performance, MSFT shares gained by 3.58% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -9.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -11.08% 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 45.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.27 for Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 246.88, while it was recorded at 253.25 for the last single week of trading, and 252.88 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 +42.06 and a Gross Margin at +68.40. Microsoft Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +36.69.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 47.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 20.82.

Microsoft Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

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 11.77%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]

There are presently around $1,327,581 million, or 72.40% of MSFT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MSFT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 642,664,898, which is approximately 1.329% of the company’s market cap and around 0.06% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 532,042,708 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $132.6 billion in MSFT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $73.41 billion in MSFT stock with ownership of nearly -0.316% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Microsoft Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 2,262 institutional holders increased their position in Microsoft Corporation [NASDAQ:MSFT] by around 179,257,547 shares. Additionally, 2,212 investors decreased positions by around 134,600,991 shares, while 335 investors held positions by with 5,013,085,732 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 5,326,944,270 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MSFT stock had 326 new institutional investments in for a total of 22,577,918 shares, while 128 institutional investors sold positions of 11,861,069 shares during the same period.


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