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Current Performance: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

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Microsoft is part of the application software industry and trades as part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Satya Nadella. Microsoft is a technology company. It develop, license, and support a wide range of software products and services. Its business is organized into three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MSFT stock showed a previous change of -0.57% with an open at 101.44 and a close of 101.05. It reached an intraday high of 101.59 and a low of 100.67.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $776.4b with 7.7b shares outstanding, of which the float is 7.2b shares. Trading volume reached 22,819,860 shares compared to its average volume of 24,155,353 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Microsoft shares returned -1.12% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.52%. Over three months, it changed 4.88%. In one year it has changed 47.64% and within that year its 52-week high was 102.69 and its 52-week low was 68.02. MSFT stock is 48.56% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 86.64 and a 50 day moving average of 95.78. Currently MSFT stock is trading 16.63% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.71 that ended on 2017-06-30, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 37.29. Based on 14 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.72. The TTM EPS is 3.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 29.90. Historically, the PE high was 38.40 and the PE low was 11.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 40.22, which is a decrease of -60.20%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.95
12-31-2017:  0.96
09-30-2017:  0.84
06-30-2017:  0.98

The dividend per share is currently 1.68, which is a dividend yield of 1.65%. Also, the payout ratio is 49.70%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 79.51, which means it may be overvalued by -27.09%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 6.00% of insider ownership and 65.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 48,292,076, which is 0.63% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.72. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.04

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 15.42%, return on assets is 4.88%, profit margin is 11.08%, price-to-sales is 7.54 and price-to-book is 9.85.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 5  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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