106.14 +0.02 (0.02%)
After hours: 6:39PM EST
|Bid||106.15 x 800|
|Ask||106.26 x 1300|
|Day's Range||104.76 - 106.62|
|52 Week Range||83.83 - 116.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.11|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||43.71|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.78%)|
|1y Target Est||125.39|
Microsoft has hinted it could reveal the long-awaited HoloLens 2 next month. It sent out invites to a press event taking place on February 24th, which CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and technical fellow Alex Kipman will host. Given the names involved, it seems Microsoft has something significant up its sleeve.
Microsoft gave half a billion dollars to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle's suburbs, the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound. Fred Katayama reports.
Microsoft President and chief legal officer Brad Smith joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss Microsoft pledge of $500 million to tackle Seattle's housing crisis. The pledge is the largest in the company’s 44-year history, and, according to the company...
At a time when tech companies are being blamed for creating housing shortages in cities across the country, Microsoft told the Seattle Times it will make a $500 million pledge, its largest ever, to create affordable housing around Seattle. Microsoft’s pledge comes half a year after Seattle City Council failed to pass a “head tax” that would have required companies making more than $200 million a year to pay $275 per employee in taxes. Amazon is based in Seattle, but also planning new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, New York.
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Microsoft's president and chief legal officer said on CNBC that it's too early to say if the shutdown is hurting Microsoft's own business.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area.
The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist writes in the Wall Street Journal that the $10 billion he invested in three particular companies through the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation has brought much better returns than the S&P 500.
The comments come a month after a report about a consumer version of Microsoft 365. The Microsoft CEO talked up Microsoft's opportunity in gaming. Microsoft MSFT is working on a new bundle of software for consumers, following the launch of its Microsoft 365 package for workers.
U.S. equities are hanging around the unchanged line on Thursday as the bad memories from December's harrowing decline fade away -- replaced by a steady bid under stock priced fueled by a newly dovish Federal Reserve and aggressive policy support out of China. Major technical support levels are being challenges. The S&P 500 is contending with its 50-day moving average is it tries to stay above the 2,600 level. The Dow Jones Industrial Average faces the same situation, only its support level is the 24,000 threshold. Many unknowns remain. Will the government ever reopen? Will the shutdown push the economy into recession this quarter? Will corporate profits slow? Is the Fed actually going to pause its rate hikes? InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy as the Dollar Weakens Despite all the crosswinds, a number of large-cap tech stocks and technology-related companies are pushing higher. Here are five to watch: ### Tech Stocks: Netflix (NFLX) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares have pushed up and over their 200-day moving average, setting the stage for a run at the highs last set in early October. This makes a whopping 52% rise off of the late December low. Morgan Stanley recently published a bullish note on the company, citing its ability to push through a price increase to subscribers. The company will next report results tonight after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 24 cents per share on revenues of $4.2 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 16, earnings of 89 cents per share beat estimates by 21 cents on a 34% rise in revenues. ### Salesforce (CRM) Shares of tech stock Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) have broken above its multimonth resistance near $145 to push to levels last seen in October. Watch for a challenge of the previous high near $160, which would be worth a gain of more than 8% from here. Analysts at Atlantic Equities recently initiated coverage with an "overweight" rating. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them The company will next report results on Feb. 26 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 56 cents per share on revenues of $3.6 billion. When the company last reported on Nov. 27, earnings of 61 cents beat estimates by 11 cents on a 25.6% rise in revenues. ### Microsoft (MSFT) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares have rising up and over critical resistance from the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Watch for a run at the December highs, which would be worth a gain of nearly 6% from here. The company continues to find success with its gaming and cloud businesses, with new reports its planning a streaming game service for its Xbox console. The company will next report results on Jan. 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.09 per share on revenues of $32.5 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 24, earnings of $1.14 per share beat estimates by 18 cents on an 18.5% rise in revenues. ### Square (SQ) Square (NYSE:SQ) is enjoying a share price move above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, setting up a run at the early November highs which would be worth a gain of more than 14% from here. Shares were recently upgraded to "outperform" by analysts at Wolfe Research. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon The company is set to report results on Feb. 26. Analysts are looking for earnings of 13 cents per share on revenues of $453.8 million. When the company last reported on Nov. 7, earnings of 13 cents per share beat estimates by two cents on a 67.7% rise in revenues. ### Fitbit (FIT) Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) shares are challenging the highs from a long consolidation range going back to July. As the company focuses on entry level wearables, it's set to benefit from ongoing strength in the market: IDC says global shipments of wearable devices are set to reach 125.3 million for 2018, up 8.5% from the previous year. The tech stock will next report results on Feb. 25 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 7 cents per share on revenues of $568.8 million. When the company last reported on Oct. 31, earnings of 4 cents per share beat estimates by 5 cents on a 0.3% rise in revenues. As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them * 7 Reasons Why Buffett's Bet on Apple Stock Is a Good One * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits Compare Brokers The post 5 Big Tech Stocks on the Move appeared first on InvestorPlace.
As investors prepare for Amazon's Q4 earnings, its AWS, subscriptions, and growing digital advertising businesses are likely to be the stars of the show as its overall revenues slow.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is taking a stab at helping overcome the Seattle housing crisis. Source: Shutterstock Microsoft's plan to help tackle the Seattle housing crisis includes investing $500 million in the effort. The company says that it will be divvying these funds up between various groups to help with the cause. Microsoft's goal is to "preserve existing affordable housing, spur construction of new units, and partner with nonprofits to address the affordable housing crisis on the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound region." InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips "If we're going to make progress, we'll all need to work together as a community," Microsoft President Brad Smith and Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said in a joint statement. "Ultimately, a healthy business needs to be part of a healthy community. And a healthy community must have housing within the economic reach of every part of the community, including the many dedicated people who provide the vital services on which we all rely." * 7 Stocks to Buy as the Dollar Weakens Here's how Microsoft plans to split the funds for the Seattle housing crisis. * $225 million of the $500 million will go toward "preserving and developing new middle-income housing on King County's Eastside." * $250 million will be spent to "support low-income housing across the King County region." * The final $25 million will be for "philanthropic grants to address homelessness" in the area. This includes two initial funds of $5 million. One will go toward helping prevent homelessness and the other will address current homelessness in the area. Microsoft says it will be investing this money into the Seattle area over the next three years. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them * 7 Reasons Why Buffett's Bet on Apple Stock Is a Good One * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Compare Brokers The post Seattle Housing Crisis: Microsoft Commits $500 Million to Build Affordable Housing appeared first on InvestorPlace.