Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Expects to Announce Earnings of $0.7 for the Current Quarter

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares traded -0.13% during the most recent session the stock exchanged hands 26.19M shares versus average trading capacity of 21.13M shares, yielding a market cap of $527.19B. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $69.93 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 30 opinions, the mean target was last revised on 04/20/17.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) high price target of $80.00 and with a conservative view have low price target of $45.00 with a standard deviation of $7.21. If seeing target price from optimistic overview then it has a 33 percent upside potential from the latest closing price of $67.83.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) received “Upgrade” rating by Citigroup in a research note issued to investors on Jan-27-17 from Sell to Neutral at $65.

Additionally on Jan-27-17 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was “Reiterated” by Stifel as Buy from $66 to $68 and on Jan-27-17 the stock was “Reiterated” by RBC Capital Mkts as Outperform from $65 to $71. Furthermore on Jan-27-17 the stock was “Reiterated” by Canaccord Genuity as Hold from $65 to $67.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 72.54 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.74, Consequently Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) weekly and monthly volatility is 1.07%, 1.02% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.04.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has an analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.10. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

Analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings growth are expecting that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will report earnings of $0.7 for the current quarter on or around 4/27/2017 After Market Close, however the company’s high EPS estimates are $0.75 and low estimates are $0.65. However the company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter on 1/26/2017 After Market Close, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.04. The company posted an earnings surprise of 5.06%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -1.40% whereas during current quarter it has 12.90% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 6.80% during current year and 9.70% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) observed at 1.71%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 9.30% over growth.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) revenue estimates for the current quarter are $23.62B according to 25 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $24.15B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $23.39B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $96.61B compared to low analyst estimates of $95.68B and high estimates of $98.2B according 26 number of analysts.

Currently Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares owned by insiders are 2.30%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 75.00%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -15.22%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.10%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) trading -0.31% away from its 52 week high of $68.04 and +43.90% far from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was $47.14. The stock hit its 52-week high on 5/26/17, and 52-week low on 6/27/16.The company’s trailing twelve month income is 16.77B dollars and is paying 2.30% dividend yield annually.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) trailing twelve month revenues are $85.69B, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 6.07. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $8.87 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 7.65, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $15.99, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 4.24. The stock has a current PEG ratio of 3.43 where as its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 31.94.

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