Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : 23 analysts are covering Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and their average rating on the stock is 1.65, which is read as a Buy. 15 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) also receives 2 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. 1 more analyst has given the stock a Sell recommendation. A total of 5 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has been rated by 21 research analysts. Fundamentally, the highest shorterm price forecast for the stock is expected to reach $65 and the lowest price target forecast is $36. The average forecast of all the analysts is $59 and the expected standard deviation is $7.91.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, UBS maintains its view on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) according to the research report released by the firm to its investors. The shares have now been rated Buy by the stock experts at the ratings house. UBS raises the price target from $62 per share to $64 per share on Microsoft Corporation. The rating by the firm was issued on August 29, 2016.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): The stock opened at $57.47 and touched an intraday high of $57.84 on Wednesday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $57.405, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $57.66 with a gain of 0.09% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 17,493,359. The stock had closed at $57.61 in the previous trading session.
Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers. The Company operates in five segments: Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing, D&C Hardware, D&C Other, Commercial Licensing, and Commercial Other. The Companys products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. It also offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services and content over the Internet by way of shared computing resources located in centralized data centers. It provides consulting and product and solution support services.