Stock Price of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Increases 0.5%

Microsoft Corporations in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 6.05% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 10.29% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 26.73% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Microsoft Corporation has a positive value of 12.51 compared to overall market. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has climbed 0.5% in the past week and advanced 2.07% in the last 4 weeks. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.31% during the past week but Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 0.25%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.06 points or 0.09% at $64 with 18,170,729 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $64.25, the shares hit an intraday low of $63.975 and an intraday high of $64.3 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $494,562 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 7,727,529,800 shares. The 52-week high of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is $65.91 and the 52-week low is $48.035.

Microsoft Corporation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 26, 2017. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $0.79. The company had revenue of $26066.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $25286.75 million. The companys revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.78 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Jan 27, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $69 .Microsoft Corporation was Upgraded by Citigroup on Jan 27, 2017 to Neutral, Price Target of the shares are set at $65.Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jan 27, 2017 to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 68 from a previous price target of $66 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jan 27, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $65 .Company shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Jan 27, 2017 to Hold, Raises Price Target to $ 67 from a previous price target of $65 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 3, 2017, William H Iii Gates (director) sold 4,000,000 shares at 63.81 per share price.On Jan 31, 2017, Frank H Brod (Chief Accounting Officer) sold 7,500 shares at 65.35 per share price.On Nov 14, 2016, Christopher C Capossela (EVP, Chief Marketing Officer) sold 18,583 shares at 58.56 per share price.

Microsoft is a technology company. Their products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; cross-device productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. They also design and sell hardware including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. They offer cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content. They also provide consulting and product and solution support services, and they train and certify computer system integrators and developers.

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