Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Given a $330.00 Price Target by UBS Group Analysts

UBS Group set a $330.00 price target on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFTGet Rating) in a research note published on Monday, Stock Target Advisor reports.

MSFT has been the subject of a number of other reports. StockNews.com initiated coverage on Microsoft in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a buy rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group set a $400.00 price target on Microsoft in a report on Friday, June 3rd. The Goldman Sachs Group set a $365.00 price objective on Microsoft in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. William Blair restated an outperform rating on shares of Microsoft in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, Barclays reduced their price objective on Microsoft from $363.00 to $335.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research report on Friday, June 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of $353.36.

Shares of NASDAQ MSFT opened at $258.86 on Monday. Microsoft has a twelve month low of $241.51 and a twelve month high of $349.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The company has a market capitalization of $1.94 trillion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.94. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $267.07 and a 200-day simple moving average of $293.43.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFTGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The software giant reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.18 by $0.04. Microsoft had a return on equity of 44.85% and a net margin of 37.63%. The business had revenue of $49.36 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.05 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.95 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts predict that Microsoft will post 9.28 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be issued a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.96%. Microsoft’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.89%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MSFT. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter worth $24,401,940,000. Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 35,465.9% during the first quarter. Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 20,611,140 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $66,852,000 after purchasing an additional 20,553,188 shares during the period. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Microsoft during the fourth quarter worth $2,952,329,000. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 2.8% during the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 302,541,869 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $101,750,881,000 after purchasing an additional 8,108,943 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Microsoft by 0.9% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 621,598,157 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $191,644,927,000 after purchasing an additional 5,648,095 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.99% of the company’s stock.

Microsoft Company Profile (Get Rating)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions.

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