Microsoft Corporation Stock Forecast:
According to predictions made by 41 analysts regarding Microsoft Corporation‘s stock, the average target price for the next 12 months is USD 287.61, with an average analyst rating of “Strong Buy”. Stock Target Advisor has also analyzed Microsoft Corporation’s stock and found it to be “Bullish” based on 10 positive signals and 4 negative signals. Currently, the stock price for Microsoft Corporation is USD 288.30, which has increased by +2.76% over the past week and +14.81% over the past month, but decreased by -6.83% over the past year.
Analysts Coverage Change:
Raymond James maintains an Outperform rating on Microsoft Corp. and raises the target to $310 from $270 on the company’s stock.
Investors like Microsoft stock for its high market capitalization, superior risk-adjusted returns, low volatility, high dividend returns, superior return on equity, superior capital utilization, superior return on assets, positive cash flow, positive free cash flow, and superior earnings growth compared to its sector peers. These factors indicate stability, consistent returns, and efficient management, making it a potentially good buy for investors seeking high income yields and long-term growth potential.
Investors are concerned about Microsoft stock due to its below median total returns over the past 5 years compared to its peers. Additionally, the stock is considered overpriced when looking at its price to book value, price to cash flow, and price to free cash flow ratios. These factors suggest caution when considering buying Microsoft stock.
FA Score (Fundamental Analysis):
The fundamental analysis of Microsoft Corp is “Bullish” with a FA score of 7.1 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 is very bullish.
About Microsoft Corp:
Microsoft Corporation is a global technology company that creates, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates in three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment provides productivity and collaboration tools such as Office, Microsoft Teams, and Dynamics 365. The Intelligent Cloud segment offers cloud-based solutions such as Azure, GitHub, and Nuance. The More Personal Computing segment includes Windows licensing, Surface devices, gaming, and search services. Microsoft sells its products through various channels, including OEMs, distributors, and online stores. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.