Stock target prices analysis: Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT)

Finally, from a technical perspective, there's a strong possibility that the stock could enter into a new bull market after finding strong support between $29.73 and $29.89. Stock rose 6.21% over the trailing 6 months. Investors purchased 30,258 put options on the company.

An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Over the last week of the month, it was -0.50%, 3.85% over the last quarter, and 15.53% for the past six months. Sandy Spring Bank raised its stake in Microsoft by 3.4% in the third quarter. Ltd. now owns 13,263,687 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $825,108,000 after buying an additional 11,775,547 shares during the last quarter. The Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc holds 397,718 shares with $24.71M value, down from 456,719 last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 21,813,440 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $1,256,454,000 after buying an additional 212,493 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Massachusetts Service Company Ma has 0% invested in KCG Holdings, Inc. Over the 52-week time span, the stock notched a high price of $66.35 and its minimum price was $48.04. Microsoft Co. The firm's 50 day moving average is $64.93 and its 200 day moving average is $62.14. MSFT has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 30.71, Forward P/E of 19.97, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 4.11 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 47.58. Microsoft also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Company's RSI at present is 50.86. This represents an increase of approximately 109% compared to the average volume of 14,488 put options. The average true range of the stock is observed at 0.67 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 57.84. The stock has earnings growth of 429.30% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 43.90% over the past five years. The firm earned $26.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.13 billion. Microsoft had a return on equity of 32.12% and a net margin of 19.57%. Microsoft's revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $0.78 EPS. The company's last traded volume of 17.95 million shares was more it's an average volume of 22.38 million shares. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 5.1 Percent. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 73.59%.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on MSFT. Analyst's mean target price for UTX is $118.87 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Microsoft in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. Vetr downgraded shares of Microsoft from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $67.56 price objective for the a report on Wednesday, March 8th.

Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened at 65.23 on Tuesday.

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.7 a share for the next quarter. Class A (NYSE:KCG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $67.28.

In other news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 11,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.32, for a total transaction of $696,520,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The share price is trading in a range of $65.11 - 65.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. It would take about 1.76 days to cover all short positions. He reckons the company's work in artificial intelligence (AI) has gone unnoticed by Wall Street for too long and its stock is ideally situated technically speaking to go on a long run - perhaps even to $80.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company's divisions include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing.

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