What Should You Know About Microsoft Before Investing?

Shares of Technology sector company Microsoft moved 1.1% today, and are now trading at a price of $324.23. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 13,576,712 compared to its average volume of 24,684,096. The S&P 500 index returned a -1.0% performance.

Microsoft Corporation develops and supports software, services, devices and solutions worldwide. The company is based in Redmond and has 221,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $2,408,951,054,336. Microsoft currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 0.8% per year.

43 analysts are following Microsoft and have set target prices ranging from $232.0 to $440.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, MSFT is trading -16.21% away from its average analyst target price of $386.95 per share.

Over the last year, MSFT's share price has increased by 35.0%, which represents a difference of 18.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $366.78 per share whereas its 52 week low is $213.43.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-07-28 89,035,000 -23,886,000 112,921,000 18.11
2021-07-29 74,986,000 -20,622,000 95,608,000 31.51
2020-07-30 57,258,000 -15,441,000 72,699,000 9.97
2019-08-01 52,185,000 -13,925,000 66,110,000 19.08
2018-08-03 43,884,000 -11,632,000 55,516,000 16.54
2017-08-02 39,507,000 -8,129,000 47,636,000
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