Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

MSFT (NASDAQ:Computer Software & Services) EQUITY
$56.69
pos +0.48
+0.85%
Today's Range: 56.05 - 56.76 | MSFT Avg Daily Volume: 31,706,600
Last Update: 07/29/16 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 30,415,984
YTD Performance: 1.32%
Open: $56.26
Previous Close: $56.21
52 Week Range: $39.72 - $56.85
Oustanding Shares: 7,860,466,856
Market Cap: 441,679,632,639
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 15 14 14 13
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 6 4 5 5
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.71 1.62 1.68 1.71
Latest Dividend: 0.36
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.56%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/16/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 42.57
Price Earnings Comparisons:
MSFT Sector Avg. S&P 500
42.57 26.80 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.65% 23.97% 77.77%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 7.80 0.10 0.03
Net Income 37.80 -0.20 -0.08
EPS 42.20 -0.20 -0.07
Earnings for MSFT:
EBITDA 27.91B
Revenue 85.32B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (06/17) FY (06/18)
Average Estimate $0.68 $0.77 $2.89 $3.23
Number of Analysts 14 11 16 13
High Estimate $0.70 $0.81 $3.05 $3.53
Low Estimate $0.66 $0.71 $2.78 $2.98
Prior Year $0.67 $0.78 $2.79 $2.89
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 1.17% -0.93% 3.56% 11.84%
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Shorting More QQQ Real Money Pro($)

With Microsoft (MSFT) buoying the Nasdaq this morning, I'm adding for the first time in a while to my very small short of the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) .
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The dollar strengthened and is now at a four-month high; I find that few are looking at this. The price of crude oil fell by two bits to under $45 a barrel. Gold is up $3 to $1,332. Agricultural commodities got schmeissed: wheat -10, corn -13, soybean -35 and oats -2. This could weigh on fertilizers and ag equipment stocks. Lumber was down $3 following the housing starts numbers. Bonds rallied. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell by three basis points to 1.555% while the long bond yield dropped by the same basis points to 2.275%. I would add to my short with yield drops back to 1.5% and 2.2%, respectively. Municipals were better to buy. Closed-end muni bond funds continue to rebound. Yesterday the sector was very strong after days of weakness). Junk bonds are stronger. Nonetheless, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was lower by a few pennies. Banks were mixed, though Bank of America's (BAC) strong Monday carried through today. I am looking for a Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short entry point. Brokerages were lower despite the Goldman Sachs (GS) beat. Here is Jimmy Cramer's take on Goldman. Life insurance was mixed. I am adding aggressively to HIG (where there is smoke, there is fire?)  Staples saw little price movement. Biotech was weaker. Speculative Intrexon (XON) (a former holding and Biotech Basket member) and Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) getting clipped again. Ag equipment got hurt by the drop in commodities prices. Both Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere(DE) are lower. I would add to my CAT short above $80 a share. Retail was broadly lower. I have no longs in the space. My shorts Foot Locker (FL) and Nordstrom (JWN) were back down after strong gains on Monday. (T)FANG was up small, save for NFLX's big drop. Here are some value-added contributions from our great team: Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins in preparation of the Mr. Softee's (i.e., Microsoft's (MSFT) ) earnings report today.  "Meet" Bret Jensen on three reasons to expect a pullback.  RevShark on anticipation. I keep on way-way-waiting!  Roger Arnold on ways to play a recovery in first-time home buying.
Stay with the front-week trade on this one.
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