Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Last closing price (Oct 25 4:00 EDT):
60.99 (-0.02%) ?
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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|Laura Lederman||William Blair & Company, L.L.C.||Buy||Oct 21, '16||59.66||Oct 21, '17||2.23%|
|Karl Keirstead||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Oct 21, '16||59.66||69.00||Oct 21, '17||2.23%|
|Brad Reback||Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.||Buy||Oct 21, '16||59.66||66.00||Oct 21, '17||2.23%|
|Ronnie Moas||Bernstein Research||Buy||Oct 21, '16||59.66||72.00||Oct 21, '17||2.23%|
|Robert Breza||RBC Capital Markets||Buy||Oct 21, '16||59.66||65.00||Oct 21, '17||2.23%|
|Rick Sherlund||Nomura||Buy||Oct 13, '16||56.92||65.00||Oct 13, '17||7.15%|
|Gregg Moskowitz||Cowen And Company||Buy||Sep 30, '16||57.60||60.00||Sep 30, '17||5.89%|
|Brian Pitz||Jefferies & Co.||Sell||Sep 27, '16||57.95||40.00||Sep 27, '17||-5.25%|
|Brendan Barnicle||Pacific Crest Securities||Buy||Sep 13, '16||56.53||65.00||Sep 13, '17||7.89%|
|Brad Reback||Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.||Buy||Jul 20, '16||55.56||60.00||Jul 20, '17||9.77%|
|Karl Keirstead||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Jul 20, '16||55.56||62.00||Jul 20, '17||9.77%|
|Walter Pritchard||Citi||Sell||Jul 07, '16||51.06||37.00||Jul 07, '17||-19.45%|
|Robert Breza||RBC Capital Markets||Buy||Jun 01, '16||52.52||65.00||Jun 01, '17||16.13%|
|Raimo Lenschow||Barclays||Buy||Jun 01, '16||52.52||60.00||Jun 01, '17||16.13%|
|Gregg Moskowitz||Cowen And Company||Buy||May 24, '16||51.27||May 24, '17||18.96%|
|Charles Graham||Unaffiliated||Buy||Apr 25, '16||51.43||61.00||Oct 25, '16||18.61%|
|Keith Weiss||Morgan Stanley||Buy||Apr 22, '16||51.10||64.00||Apr 22, '17||19.35%|
|Karl Keirstead||BMO Capital Markets||Buy||Apr 22, '16||51.10||57.00||Apr 22, '17||19.35%|
|Robert Breza||RBC Capital Markets||Buy||Apr 22, '16||51.10||61.00||Apr 22, '17||19.35%|
|Thomas Ernst||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Mar 28, '16||52.84||55.00||Mar 28, '17||15.42%|