Zacks Rating on Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 15 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. 2 other analysts are mildly bullish on the stock and favor a Buy. Not everyone is convinced about the stocks future, hence, the stock receives 1 Sell recommendation. A total of 5 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 23 research analysts is 1.65, which indicates as a Buy.

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 $58.91 and the expected standard deviation is $7.86.


Shares of Microsoft Corporation rose by 0.78% in the last five trading days and 2.68% for the last 4 weeks. Microsoft Corporation is up 12.91% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 6.49%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $57.9, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $58.18 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $57.85 and closed the trading day at $57.89, in the green by 0.38%. The total traded volume for the day was 18,732,373. The stock had closed at $57.67 in the previous days trading.

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.

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