Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

MSFT (NASDAQ:Computer Software & Services) EQUITY
pos +0.87
Today's Range: 54.30 - 55.23 | MSFT Avg Daily Volume: 34,463,400
Last Update: 12/01/15 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 39,884,661
YTD Performance: 17.01%
Open: $54.41
Previous Close: $54.35
52 Week Range: $39.72 - $54.98
Oustanding Shares: 7,987,913,152
Market Cap: 430,788,156,287
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for MSFT
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 11 11 11 11
Moderate Buy 3 3 3 3
Hold 6 6 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 2 2
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.86 1.86 2.04 2.04
Latest Dividend: 0.36
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.67%
Dividend Ex-Date: 11/17/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 35.72
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MSFT Sector Avg. S&P 500
35.72 35.80 32.66
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
23.72% 13.68% 104.21%
Revenue 7.80 0.27 0.08
Net Income -44.80 -0.28 -0.10
EPS -43.80 -0.26 -0.10
Earnings for MSFT:
Revenue 93.58B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (06/16) FY (06/17)
Average Estimate $0.69 $0.68 $2.70 $3.02
Number of Analysts 14 12 16 13
High Estimate $0.72 $0.74 $3.00 $3.18
Low Estimate $0.63 $0.61 $2.22 $2.85
Prior Year $0.77 $0.62 $2.63 $2.70
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -10.11% 9.68% 2.83% 11.67%
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First of the month and buyers queued up after a large sell imbalance at yesterday's close ($3.3 billion) depressed prices in the last 20 minutes of trading on Monday. Today, investors have rejoiced, again, in the bad high-frequency economic data. Net, net, little progress over the Monday-Tuesday period. I used the ramp to short more. The U.S. dollar was weaker and multinationals advanced after a few days of underperformance. Crude was flattish, and so were energy equities. Commodities rundown: natural gas flat, crude off 13 cents, gold down $1.50, silver off a penny, copper up two cents, wheat down 1%, corn unchanged (I had some comments about Agrium (AGU) this afternoon) and lumber is down by $3, or 1%.  Bonds responded positively to the manufacturing recession manifested in the very weak Purchasing Managers Index. Municipals were actually lower, but closed-end municipal bond funds advanced. High yield was, again, junky, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continues to be accumulated (at 1:30 p.m. ET, volume was nearly 500,000). Banks prospered but the yield curve is flattening, and I reduced my bank longs. (Fast Money's Najarian mentioned some nonsense about Fifth Third (FITB) call activity; I would dismiss that).  LIfe insurance stocks held up well in the face of lower interest rates. Retailers are weak for the second day in a row, but begun to rally off their lows late in the day. Biotech was uninspiring in a strong broader market. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) got some wind behind it. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was mixed to lower. But (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was the world's fair, led by 2% gains in four of the components. Old tech continued yesterday's strength, in large part with follow-through by Microsoft (MSFT) Though many are looking for a Santa Claus rally, I don't clearly see a catalyst to the upside and see more to the downside. I sold out of the balance of my closed-end mu
I did little trading, but I suspect that today is an important market day (or maybe that's just wishful thinking!). Of course, there are still some two hours of trading left. We've been down, up, down and were nea

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At many retailers, the crowds seem to be stronger than last year.
It is a more sanguine situation the broader we go. 
Market has been slow but steady with no overtly negative action.
An early attempt to rally faltered. I remain bearish as described in today's opening missive. Overall breadth continued to erode. I have taken up my short book throughout last week and again today. It is growing to be substantial. I remain of the view that a 2015 top was established in May. The U.S. dollar strengthened, hitting a recent high at 1.06. Crude had more moves that a shortstop batting .110. Down big, up, down and then flat. Bonds rallied ... again. Municipal bonds were well-bid. I continue to reduce my closed-end municipal bond funds today. But high yield remained junky. (T)FANG was weak, save Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was mixed, with Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) higher but Nike (NKE) and O'Reilly (ORLY) lower. Consumer staples were higher on the day, despite the strength of our currency.  Consumer discretionary businesses, particularly retailers, were the "world's fair." The advance in retailers was broad-based. Money center banks sold off, though regionals advanced, and they should have dipped in light of the continued yield flattening discussed in my opener. Life insurance stocks also dropped -- not surprising in the two-day drop in the yield on the 10-year U.S. note. Old tech was hit with profit-taking despite a brokerage raise on Microsoft (MSFT). iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was flat, but there was divergent performance within pharma/biotech. Allergan (AGN) spit the bit, but Mallinckrodt (MNK) ramped on a beat and looks like a "Saturday Night" horse. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) continued to look like a "Tuesday Night" horse.   Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) lagged; they are two of my favorite shorts. I initiated
FANG should become a case study in scarcity value.
You have to play 'trading the trader' to gain an edge.
I don't see markets tanking on terrorism, but maybe other factors.

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