Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Last closing price (Feb 23 4:00 EDT):
64.62 (0.40%) ?
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The companys Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 operating system, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The companys Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The companys Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.
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|Ross Macmillan||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||71.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Mark Moerdler||High Peaks||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||76.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Raimo Lenschow||Barclays||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||71.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Karl Keirstead||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||71.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Brad Reback||Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||68.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Rick Sherlund||Nomura||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||70.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Robert Breza||RBC Capital Markets||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||71.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Ronnie Moas||Bernstein Research||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||76.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Richard Davis||Canaccord Genuity||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||Jan 27, '18||N/A|
|Keith Bachman||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||71.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Brent Bracelin||Pacific Crest Securities||Buy||Jan 27, '17||65.38||70.00||Jan 27, '18||-1.16%|
|Timothy Horan||Oppenheimer & Co.||Buy||Jan 26, '17||63.88||70.00||Jan 26, '18||1.16%|
|Heather Bellini||Goldman Sachs||Buy||Jan 20, '17||62.36||68.00||Jan 20, '18||3.62%|
|John Difucci||JPMorgan||Sell||Jan 17, '17||62.15||43.00||Jan 17, '18||-3.97%|
|Keith Weiss||Morgan Stanley||Buy||Dec 24, '16||62.90||74.00||Dec 24, '17||2.73%|
|Gregg Moskowitz||Cowen And Company||Buy||Dec 13, '16||62.60||Dec 13, '17||3.23%|
|Laura Lederman||William Blair & Company, L.L.C.||Buy||Dec 13, '16||62.60||Dec 13, '17||3.23%|
|Charles Graham||Unaffiliated||Buy||Nov 17, '16||60.27||68.00||May 17, '17||7.22%|
|Laura Lederman||William Blair & Company, L.L.C.||Buy||Oct 21, '16||58.90||Oct 21, '17||9.71%|
|Karl Keirstead||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Oct 21, '16||58.90||69.00||Oct 21, '17||9.71%|