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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended April 27.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

Wide moat-rated  Microsoft (MSFT) reported third-quarter results that came in far ahead of management's prior guidance and senior equity analyst Rodney Nelson's expectations, as the company saw strong growth across each of its key product franchises. On the cloud front, Azure delivered its 15th consecutive quarter of triple-digit premium services growth, while Office 365 commercial revenue grew 42% in the quarter, Nelson said. He plans to raise Microsoft's fair value estimate to $117 per share from $106 and views the shares as attractive. does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.