Unveiling Microsoft – A Closer Look at the Facts

Shares of Microsoft have moved 2.2% today, and are now trading at a price of $424.17. In contrast, the S&P 500 index saw a -1.0% change. Today's trading volume is 24,143,054 compared to the stock's average volume of 23,203,708.

Microsoft Corporation develops and supports software, services, devices and solutions worldwide. Based in Redmond, United States the company has 221,000 full time employees and a market cap of $3,151,769,894,912. Microsoft currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 0.7% per year.

The company is now trading -7.15% away from its average analyst target price of $456.81 per share. The 47 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $298.1 to $546.44, and on average give Microsoft a rating of buy.

Over the last 52 weeks, MSFT stock has risen 50.3%, which amounts to a 19.9% difference compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $427.81 whereas its 52 week low is $263.28 per share. Based on Microsoft's average net margin growth of 14.7% over the last 6 years, its core business is on track for profitability and its strong stock performance may continue in the long term.

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Net Profit ($ k) Net Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023 211,915,000 72,361,000 34 -8.11
2022 198,270,000 72,738,000 37 2.78
2021 168,088,000 61,271,000 36 16.13
2020 143,015,000 44,281,000 31 0.0
2019 125,843,000 39,240,000 31 106.67
2018 110,360,000 16,571,000 15
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