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Morningstar Runs the Numbers: Microsoft, 529s, and Muni Funds

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended July 19.

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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.

 Microsoft (MSFT) reported results that were ahead of consensus expectations, with meaningful upside to revenue, operating margin, and normalized earnings per share. We are raising our fair value estimate to $155 per share, from $143. does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.