Approximately 5,000 Shares Of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Were Sold By This Insider.


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) finished Thursday with an addition of $2.03 to close at $240.98, an upside of 0.85 percent. An average of 30,593,080 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$4.40 in the past week, and it reached a new high 20 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 25,326,336 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 24,232,398.

MSFT stock has decreased by -12.83% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $237.57 on 09/22/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $238.90 and a high of $349.67 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -28.35% or -$95.34 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -31.08% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

11 days have passed since Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) last reported insider trading activity. Capossela Christopher C, who is EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, most recently acquired $5,000 shares at $266.25 per share on Sep 12. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,331,250. EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Hood Amy, disposed of 75,351 shares at a price of $259.47 on Sep 02. The insider now owns more than $19,551,087 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Executive Officer Nadella Satya went on to Sale 56,999 shares at $257.71 each on Sep 01. An amount of $14,689,028 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.98. The stock’s beta is 0.95. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 9.09, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 10.81, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 38.33.

The company has a payout ratio of 24.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.68 a share, representing a up of 9.68% from $0.62 last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.06 reported on Tuesday September 20 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Microsoft Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 1.70, and the current ratio was 1.80, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.37 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.39 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $135.62 billion compared to revenue of $198.27 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Microsoft Corporation had $90.83 billion in cash and short-term investments compared to $47.03 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $16.74 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $16.73 billion were grew 1.68%. The analyst consensus anticipated Microsoft Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.29 per share, but it turned out to be $2.23, a -2.60% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $24.51 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $7.46 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 27.00%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 29.79%.

As of today, MSFT’s price is $242.33 -1.79% or -$4.40 from its 5-day moving average. MSFT is currently trading -12.62% lower than its 20-day SMA and -13.17% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -4.65% below the SMA50 and -26.12% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 7.23% and 8.91%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 6.30. With the 14-day stochastic at 11.41% and the average true range at 6.29, the RSI (14) stands at 30.76%. The stock has reached -6.75 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -10.51.

Analyst Ratings

MoffettNathanson launched coverage on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) in its analyst report released on September 22, 2022. The firm assigned the stock a Hold rating. The consensus rating for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell MSFT, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 5 analysts, while 38 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MSFT’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $275.00 and $400.00, with a median target of $325.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock is $326.09.


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