Shares of Microsoft moved -2.1% today, and are now trading at a price of $229.25. In contrast, the S&P 500 index saw a -0.8% change and the Dow Industrial Average posted a -1.0% performance. Today's trading volume was 29,153,065 compared to the stock's average volume of 25,304,834.
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Based in Redmond, the company has 221,000 full time employees and a market cap of $1,709,721,255,936. Microsoft currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.1% per year.
The company is now trading -30.84% away from its average analyst target price of $331.47 per share. The 44 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $275 to $411, and on average give Microsoft a rating of buy.
Over the last year, MSFT shares have gone down by -20.4%, which represents a difference of -3.8% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $349.67 per share and its 52 week low is $226.75. Based on Microsoft's average gross margin growth of 1.3% over the last four years, its core business remains strong and the stock price may recover in the long term.
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