MSFT - Microsoft Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-3.17 (-2.64%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

116.70 -0.35 (-0.30%)
Pre-Market: 7:44AM EDT

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Previous Close120.22
Bid116.60 x 800
Ask116.73 x 1100
Day's Range117.04 - 119.59
52 Week Range87.51 - 120.82
Avg. Volume30,421,161
Market Cap898.032B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.02
PE Ratio (TTM)27.15
EPS (TTM)4.31
Earnings DateApr 24, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.84 (1.53%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-15
1y Target Est126.36
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  • TheStreet.com18 minutes ago

    Why Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon All Want to Be More Like Netflix

    Every company that today sells widgets would like to have their business be one that simply bills customers on a regular basis, with the predictability and surety that Wall Street loves in a business. Netflix's entire reporting structure is a nice, simple model of fees from subscribers, which grows in a straight line, quarter after quarter, a model of progress, a word used often in the Netflix quarterly shareholder letter.

  • These 3 Tech Titans Are Still Buys, But Here's Why You Should Be Wary
    Investor's Business Daily52 minutes ago

    These 3 Tech Titans Are Still Buys, But Here's Why You Should Be Wary

    Amazon stock, Microsoft stock and Broadcom stock are still in buy zones from recent breakouts despite the current stock market rally stumble. But be wary.

  • Microsoft's Smith Urges Talk of Tech's 'Legal Responsibilities'
    Bloomberg12 hours ago

    Microsoft's Smith Urges Talk of Tech's 'Legal Responsibilities'

    "There are legal responsibilities that need to be discussed," Smith, who’s also the software maker’s chief legal officer, wrote in a Sunday blog post that said a company team had begun a pre-planned trip to the country the day before. After video of the killings went viral on social media, some policy-makers urged that these sites take greater responsibility for stemming the spread of violent content. It was not immediately clear how Smith would change policy, although he appeared open to solutions that went beyond industry best practices and self-regulation.

  • Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar
    Investopedia13 hours ago

    Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar

    Learn why the British pound is stronger than the U.S. dollar, despite the U.S. economy being larger than that of Britain or the United Kingdom.

  • Which is the Most Popular Company Among Hedge Funds?
    Insider Monkey17 hours ago

    Which is the Most Popular Company Among Hedge Funds?

    The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the December quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As […]

  • TheStreet.com19 hours ago

    As the Game Streaming Wars Begin,Twitch Is Looking Like Amazon's Secret Weapon

    Microsoft, too, has touted its forthcoming XCloud streaming service, backed up by Azure and its Game Stack development kit. Certainly, the success of these efforts will depend on how effectively the tech giants can stitch together the technology, and whether they can deliver a seamless experience that won't induce any rage-inducing latency or graphics degradation. Google executives made the case that it's YouTube.

  • Will Google's Stadia Move the Needle for AMD's Gaming Business?
    Motley Fool20 hours ago

    Will Google's Stadia Move the Needle for AMD's Gaming Business?

    Or is it a double-edged sword that could gut its gaming console business?

  • 4 Hard-to-Believe Starbucks Facts
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    4 Hard-to-Believe Starbucks Facts

    You may think you know everything about the coffee giant, but you probably don't.

  • Barrons.com3 days ago

    Gaming Meets the Cloud and Investors Scramble to Catch Up

    The Stadia platform may eventually face competition from Microsoft and Nvida and will need to develop its own hit games.

  • CNBC3 days ago

    Video-conferencing company Zoom files for IPO with over $300 million in sales and even a profit

    Competitors include Cisco, Google and Microsoft. Zoom , which provides video-conferencing software that can be used across devices, filed its IPO prospectus on Friday, joining a crop of Bay Area start-ups preparing to hit the public markets. Unlike most tech companies at this stage, Zoom is profitable.

  • Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?

    Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?Mario Draghi Today, we got another round of dismal data points from Europe (VGK)(EZU). According to a Markit survey, Germany’s (EWG) March PMI Composite Output Index fell to a

  • PR Newswire3 days ago

    Microsoft Teams wins Best of Enterprise Connect Overall award

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At Enterprise Connect 2019, Microsoft Corp. was awarded top honors for its new vision for Microsoft Teams, which is focused on making communication and collaboration easier for the entire workforce, including those on the Firstline. This is the second year in a row that Microsoft has been chosen for the Best of Enterprise Connect Overall award, which is presented to a company making significant technology advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry. "It is because of our customers that Teams has become what it is today," said Lori Wright, Microsoft general manager of Workplace Collaboration.

  • Google’s Gaming Platform Is Not a Reason to Buy AMD Stock
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    Google’s Gaming Platform Is Not a Reason to Buy AMD Stock

    Given the 10% gain AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) logged on Tuesday, many investors are optimistic about the latest news. But I don't personally believe the company's role in a new streaming-game platform developed by Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) is a reason to buy AMD stock.Source: Matthew Rutledge via Flickr Some investors will disagree with me -- although most of those investors will tout AMD optimism for any and all reasons. Advanced Micro Devices stock has been terribly rewarding since turning around in 2016. Traders have largely convinced themselves the foreseeable future is going to look a lot like the past. A closer, critical look at the new video game service from Google, however, reveals AMD's role is the least important one in a platform that may or may not be a smashing success. It's ComplicatedHardcore gamers may understand the implications better than the average non-gamer, but for the rest of us: Even as Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox or Sony (NYSE:SNE) Playstation move toward downloaded games and away from physical discs, their games are played -- and processed -- on the consoles themselves. Meanwhile, on Google's Stadia, games will be played entirely from Google's servers using a high-speed internet connection.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Retail Stocks That Will Continue to Rebound in 2019 AMD's role in the new service? It handles the heavy-duty graphics processing from the cloud, rather than offloading that work onto a graphics card that would normally be installed on a console.See, with Stadia, there is no physical console. The cloud is the console, meaning its games can be reasonably played on any device.It's actually a rather savvy and gutsy move from Alphabet. Microsoft can create a complete, self-contained gaming experience on an Xbox. Ditto for Sony. Not so with Stadia though. While it can handle most aspects of game-play, Google and AMD are still ultimately relying on the speed and quality of the internet connection its gamer customers subscribe to.Surprisingly, it's not been a problem yet. Initial tests of the service's latency -- or the lag between pushing a button on a controller and seeing the result on a screen -- suggest Google has figured out how to make the Stadia experience almost as good as that of console game-play. Google, meanwhile, has developed a custom game-controller to further abate potential latency.There's a rub for current and would-be owners of AMD stock, however. Of all the major hurdles that Stadia has to clear to work well, Advanced Micro Devices' is the easiest.It would also be the easiest piece of the puzzle to replace. Are Google's Plans Too Expensive?That's not to say AMD could be replaced by a rival like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) or Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) with just the flip of a switch.The architecture powering Stadia is based on AMD's Radeon GPU, but customized to meet Google's specific needs. Each card is capable of handling up to 10.7 teraflops of data at a time, handily topping the graphics-processing loads being handled by even the newest consoles like the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X.The end result? Stadia will be able to deliver 4K quality at the 60 frames per second most gamers expect from high-end games. When the time comes, Google promises 8K quality and 120 frames per second.AMD's GPU prowess may not matter, however, for a handful of reasons.One of them is the aforementioned lag, or latency, of an internet connection. Connections as fast as 50 or even 100 megabits per second are quickly becoming the new norm, and the advent of 5G promises even wider access to ultra-high speed connectivity. Still, for streaming gaming, that connection has to be consistent, and free of any glitch.There's also the not-so-small matter that to deliver 4K, 1080p 60FPS images that can accept and process constant user input (button-mashing), Google will have to establish 7500 edge-nodes all over the world. And, it appears that to achieve the maximum quality of graphical display, multiple GPUs will be needed per one single player. The company's gaming data centers will, most likely, 'share' graphics cards simultaneously with multiple gamers, but even the best GPUs can only do so much at one time.That makes the hardware and node-management needed to make Stadia work an expensive proposition, which in turn could make Stadia an expensive service to utilize.To that end, there comes a point when gamers stop needing 'more' visual realism to enjoy a game to its fullest. Prepping for an 8K, 120 FPS future is arguably an expensive overkill. So if they're looking to cut costs, Google might opt for a cheaper alternative to AMD's superior GPUs.And of course there's the X-factor: Can Google get developers on board with yet another platform that facilitates even more competition? Bottom Line for AMD StockBuy AMD stock, or don't buy it. There's a bearish and bullish case to be made. Neither of those cases, however, are significantly altered by the advent of Stadia.And, even to the extent Stadia does gain traction when launched, a couple of pros point out the prospect should have already been built into the price of AMD stock. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course "We don't know why AMD was up so much as most analysts knew of this win already," said Susquehanna analyst Chris Rolland, while RBC's Mitch Steves explained "We are surprised by the stock price move as we believed this was a well known win."As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site,, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks That Will Continue to Rebound in 2019 * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 7 ETFs for a Millennial Portfolio Compare Brokers The post Google's Gaming Platform Is Not a Reason to Buy AMD Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Microsoft XCloud vs. Google Stadia: Battle Of the Game Streaming Services

    Microsoft and Google are locking horns in the burgeoning game streaming market, and are planning to release competing streaming services this year. Here's what we know about Google Stadia and Microsoft ...

  • Here's What to Expect (and Hope For) From the Oculus Quest
    Motley Fool3 days ago

    Here's What to Expect (and Hope For) From the Oculus Quest

    Facebook's most important headset yet will hit the shelves soon.

  • Apple Rises on Upcoming Streaming Event Buzz & Device Updates
    Zacks3 days ago

    Apple Rises on Upcoming Streaming Event Buzz & Device Updates

    Apple's (AAPL) upcoming event on Mar 25 and portfolio updates are driving its share price.

  • CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: Top 3 in-demand skills—and the questions employers ask to see if you have them
    CNBC3 days ago

    CEO who hired for Microsoft, Amazon: Top 3 in-demand skills—and the questions employers ask to see if you have them

    The rise of artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the workplace. And while there's less demand for basic cognitive, physical and manual skills, the job market is still electric. Here are the types of interviews questions employers ask to determine whether you have the skills that will be the most in-demand by 2030.

  • Fed’s Dovish Stance Surprised Jeffrey Gundlach
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Fed’s Dovish Stance Surprised Jeffrey Gundlach

    Fed’s Dovish Stance Surprised Jeffrey GundlachFed’s dovish tone While talking to CNBC on March 21, the “bond king” and DoubleLine founder, Jeffrey Gundlach shared his views on the Fed’s recent meeting and what it could mean for the

  • Microsoft revived and killed Clippy in a single day
    Engadget3 days ago

    Microsoft revived and killed Clippy in a single day

    The dream of the '90s was alive in Microsoft Teams this week when Microsoft's old office assistant, Clippy, showed up. If you used Microsoft Office between 1997 and 2001, you likely remember Clippy as the animated paperclip that popped up and offered tips for using the software. Microsoft did away with Clippy in 2001 , so people were surprised to see Clippy stickers appear in Microsoft Teams this week. And they were even more surprised when, just a day later, Microsoft offed the little guy again.

  • Stock Market News For Mar 22, 2019
    Zacks3 days ago

    Stock Market News For Mar 22, 2019

    A rally in shares of Apple buoyed gains for the broader markets.

  • This Is Your Best Chance to Get Into Zuora Stock After Its IPO
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    This Is Your Best Chance to Get Into Zuora Stock After Its IPO

    This Friday morning the equity markets are under pressure after an extended run and on the news that the yield curve is likely to invert soon. But Zuora (NYSE:ZUO) has its own reasons to fall today.Source: Shutterstock Last night, management reported earnings and investors did not like what they saw. Zuo stock is falling 13% on the headline so they were clearly disappointed with the results. But luckily for the bulls, the stock came into the earnings event up 35% year-to-date and 25% since inception last April. This can be good news from that perspective but it also suggests that there could be more room to fall.First, let's examine the business model. Fundamentally, ZUO should have a prosperous future for years to come. It provides subscription software services to cloud-based businesses. There will be ample supply of potential customers as the whole globe is seeking to operate in the cloud.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSalesforce (NYSE:CRM) launched the trend and it is now a thesis that is growing exponentially with no chance or reversion. All the major mega-tech companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) completely shifted their models to it and the rest of the world is in hot pursuit.Management delivered results that met or beat the expectations for the past quarter. But they failed to wow Wall Street with the next one and full-year guidance. These days that's almost all that matters to traders. * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter Most often, if the company thesis is still intact, the short-term reaction to the stock is only temporary. There is a let-down effect from a disconnect on expectations. This is a momentum stock and they usually overshoot in both directions, up and down. This makes them difficult to trade because when they are falling like Zuora stock is today, they look like they are headed to zero.Luckily we can find the important levels on the chart to guess where there will be a support to find proper entry points. How to Approach ZUO StockThose who want to own the shares long term need not worry about this drop. Today's dip in price doesn't change the ongoing thesis. And if I already own the shares, I would not sell out of them today.Shorter term, there are important lines that matter from the technical aspect.This morning, ZUO stock is falling into the $21 per share zone. This has been pivotal since its inception. After the IPO, the stock rallied to $37 per share, then corrected sharply back to today's level fast. Then, when the stock markets in general collapsed into Christmas, ZUO made new lows to $15 per share. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth.Based on the volume profile, both bulls and bears agree on the current zone as a value area. So they will fight it out hard here, thereby creating congestion in price. This usually lends support to the stock. Click to EnlargeThe December low for ZUO was a double bottom of sorts, so it makes for solid footing set on very sour sentiment on Wall Street. While the zone between $20 and $21 per share seems strong, $19 played an important role for the last few months. So I expect that if this first line of defense fails, the bottom end of the next one will also be secondary support at $18.20 area. These are not forecasts, but rather, where I can expect potential support.The ZUO stock bulls will need the technicals to lend help because the fundamental value of the stock probably won't.Yes, this is an exciting stock in the hot area of business, but it is still too rich from the traditional sense. But it is now trading about where it came out of the IPO, so for those who missed out on the entry, this would be their chance.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Specialty Retail ETFs to Buy the Industry's Disruption * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 3 Out-of-Favor Consumer Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post This Is Your Best Chance to Get Into Zuora Stock After Its IPO appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Benzinga3 days ago

    Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Callaway Golf And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round,"  Jim Cramer said he doesn't want to touch Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR ) because its yield is too high. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has been trading ...

  • Barrons.com3 days ago

    Rep. Suzan DelBene’s Husband Buys Up Microsoft Stock

    Kurt DelBene, husband of the Washington state Democrat, bought $500,001 to $1 million of shares of the software giant.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Big Tech competes to be the Netflix of gaming

    Now, Mr Hastings frets that Netflix is itself being disrupted by Fortnite — an addictive, multiplayer, online “battle royale” shooting game that has evolved into a social media platform and is so explosively popular that, if its roughly 250m global user base were a country, it would be the fifth largest in the world. “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,” the Netflix chief executive said in a letter to shareholders in January.

  • Microsoft device stores digital info as DNA
    Engadget3 days ago

    Microsoft device stores digital info as DNA

    Microsoft is on its way to replacing data centers with DNA. The company and researchers from the University of Washington have successfully automated the process to translate digital information into DNA and back to bits. The device first encoded the bits (1's and 0's) into DNA sequences (A's, C's, T's, G's).