Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) – An Investor And Traders Guide For The Coming Months

Capossela Christopher C, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, subtracted 9,000 shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) from its portfolio at the rate of $135.58 per share valuing $1,220,217 on Sep 10. The insider left behind 119,579 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $138.77, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $139.43. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $136.94 and a 2nd Support Level at $135.77. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) was $138.12. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock has gained $0.39, or 0.28%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.49, or 0.36%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $0.66, or 0.48%. This year-to-date, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) shares have gained $36.55, or 35.99%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 7,635,409 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $1,054,602,688K. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) generates $125,843 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $39,240 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 22.46%, a 3-Year Total Return of 138.96%, and a 5-year Total Return of 213.70%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 68.22%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.460 per share on 08/14/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.33%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.84.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported earnings of $1.37 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.21 per share, representing a 0.16 difference and 13.22% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $1.14 represented a 0.14 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.00 per share, which was a 14.00% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.25 per share. This estimate came from a total of 13 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.32 and the low estimate was $1.21. In the year-ago quarter, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) generated per-share earnings of $1.14. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +9.65%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 22 purchases (1,176,309 shares in total) and 29 sale (756,433 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 28 insider buys amounting to 1,178,685 shares and 38 insider sales amounting to 980,272 shares. In the past full year, 41 insider purchases were made (involving 2,084,355 shares) and 73 insider sell-offs equivalent to 2,044,186 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has a Current Ratio of 2.53, a Quick Ratio of 2.50 and a Cash Ratio of 1.93. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 84.49, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 42.52, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 30.17. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 15.87 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 77.31.