|Bid||106.99 x 3200|
|Ask||107.00 x 2900|
|Day's Range||106.48 - 107.90|
|52 Week Range||71.70 - 111.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||50.25|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.56%)|
|1y Target Est||121.64|
Minecraft: Education Edition is heading to the iPad and educators will have access to it starting next month. The education version of the game launched in 2016 and Microsoft says there are now 35 million licensed users in 115 countries. "Minecraft: Education Edition on iPad unlocks new and intuitive ways of collaborating and sharing and has revolutionized the way our students and teachers explore curriculum and projects," Kyriakos Koursaris, head of education technology for PaRK International School, said in a statement.
Microsoft announced this morning it's bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad for the first time. The iPad software will roll out to schools starting in September, the company says. If the school is licensed through Microsoft 365 for Education (A3 or A5), teachers will already have access to Minecraft: Education Edition and may be able to download it onto iPads when it launches.
On August 16, cybersecurity company Symantec (SYMC) announced that activist investor Starboard Value has purchased a 5.8% stake in the company for ~$670 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Starboard is also seeking five seats on Symantec’s board. Reportedly, Starboard privately named its five nominees to Symantec’s 11-person board in July.
Recent optimism related to global trade war concerns, a robust U.S. economy and strong earnings results are likely to pave the way for further upside of the Dow 30.
In the below table, we can see that Cisco (CSCO) repurchased shares worth $1.62 billion in fiscal Q1, $4.01 billion in Q2, and $6.01 billion each in Q3 and Q4. Share repurchases amounted to $17.6 billion in fiscal 2018.
Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world (after Amazon's Jeff Bezos), with a net worth of over just under $95 billion as of August 17, 2018, according to Forbes. Gates has since retired from the day to day functioning of Microsoft and focuses his efforts on his philanthropic causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation has a substantial portfolio of investments.
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Microsoft’s insiders have divested from 442.88k shares in the large-cap stock within the past three months. It isRead More...
U.S. technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. U.S trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally. The issue could further undermine already strained economic relations between India and the United States.
Finance and shipping products are considered the most lucrative areas for blockchain adoption. Here are four: Xbox Blockchain Videogames have long been important testing grounds for new technology. Now, Microsoft has built a blockchain that can calculate the royalties due to Xbox game publishers nearly instantly.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust disclosed a 5% stake in the Templeton Dragon Fund (TDF), a closed-end fund that invests at least 45% of its total assets in the equity securities of “China companies." Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates and his spouse Melinda French Gates are co-trustees of the trust, which owned 1,697,739 shares of Templeton Dragon as of Aug. 8. Templeton Dragon, which bears a Sept. 20, 1994, inception date, defines "China companies" as ones organized under the laws of or having a principal office in China or Hong Kong, or having principal business activities in China or Hong Kong, according to a Templeton regulatory filing.