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  • Last Close 317.54
  • Sector Technology
  • Industry Software - Infrastructure
  • Investment Style Large Growth
  • Day Range 314.60  –  315.50
  • Year Range 213.43  –  366.78
  • Market Cap 2.3592 Tril
  • Volume / Avg 602,802.0 /  24.7 Mil
  • Price / Sales 11.20
  • Price / Book 11.44
  • Forward Div Yield 0.81%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.86%

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Microsoft Cloud Still Key Even As AI Begins To Take Off

Dan Romanoff Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Microsoft is one of two public cloud providers that can deliver a wide variety of PaaS/IaaS solutions at scale. Based on its investment in OpenAI, the company has also emerged as a leader in artificial intelligence. The company has also enjoyed great success in upselling users on higher priced Office 365 versions, notably to include advanced telephony features. These factors have combined to drive a more focused company that offers impressive revenue growth with high and expanding margins.

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Company Profile MSFT

Business Description

Microsoft develops and licenses consumer and enterprise software. It is known for its Windows operating systems and Office productivity suite. The company is organized into three equally sized broad segments: productivity and business processes (legacy Microsoft Office, cloud-based Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, LinkedIn, Dynamics), intelligence cloud (infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings Azure, Windows Server OS, SQL Server), and more personal computing (Windows Client, Xbox, Bing search, display advertising, and Surface laptops, tablets, and desktops).

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052-6399
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Employees 221,000

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FAQs for Microsoft Corp Stock

Yes. MSFT has a forward dividend yield of 0.94%. See MSFT’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
Dividend yield allows investors, particularly those interested in dividend-paying stocks, to compare the relationship between a stock’s price and how it rewards stockholders through dividends. The formula for calculating dividend yield is to divide the annual dividend paid per share by the stock price.

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MSFT’s market cap is 2.36 Tril.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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MSFT’s stock style is Large Growth.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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MSFT’s price/sales is 11.20.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

MSFT’s price/forward earnings is 32.80.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

MSFT’s price/book is 11.44.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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MSFT’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
A stock’s beta measures how closely tied its price movements have been to the performance of the overall market.

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