Market Analysts see Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] gaining to $413. Time to buy?

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Microsoft Corporation [NASDAQ: MSFT] slipped around -6.32 points on Friday, while shares priced at $369.85 at the close of the session, down -1.68%. The company report on November 14, 2023 at 10:03 PM that Microsoft Announces Expiration and Final Results of its Private Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations.

– Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) (“Microsoft”) today announced the final results of its previously announced offers to Eligible Holders (as defined herein) to exchange (each an “Exchange Offer” and collectively, the “Exchange Offers”) any and all outstanding notes issued by Activision Blizzard, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft (“Activision Blizzard”) as set forth in the table below (the “Existing Activision Blizzard Notes”) for (1) up to $3,650,000,000 aggregate principal amount of new notes issued by Microsoft (the “New Microsoft Notes”) and (2) cash. The following table sets forth the aggregate principal amount of each series of Existing Activision Blizzard Notes that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn after 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 27, 2023 (the “Early Tender Date”) but at or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 14, 2023 (the “Expiration Date”):.

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Microsoft Corporation stock is now 54.22% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. MSFT Stock saw the intraday high of $374.37 and lowest of $367.00 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 376.35, which means current price is +68.61% above from all time high which was touched on 11/16/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 22.97M shares, MSFT reached a trading volume of 39847597 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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What do top market gurus say 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 $409.17 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 1.30. 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.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Microsoft Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 26, 2023.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Microsoft Corporation is set at 6.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for MSFT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 12.45, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 19.37. Price to Free Cash Flow for MSFT in the course of the last twelve months was 43.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.64.

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How has MSFT stock performed recently?

Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.05. With this latest performance, MSFT shares gained by 11.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 53.00% 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 66.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.42 for Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 336.17, while it was recorded at 370.53 for the last single week of trading, and 313.74 for the last 200 days.

Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] shares currently have an operating margin of +41.77 and a Gross Margin at +68.92. Microsoft Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +34.15.

Return on Total Capital for MSFT is now 33.37, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 28.06. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 38.82, with Return on Assets sitting at 18.63. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 38.52. Additionally, MSFT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 27.81, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.28. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 34.23, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.71.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] managed to generate an average of $327,425 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.56 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.55.Microsoft Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.64 and a Current Ratio set at 1.66.

Earnings analysis for Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]

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 15.42%.

Insider trade positions for Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]

The top three institutional holders of MSFT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in MSFT stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in MSFT stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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