Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

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Last closing price (Aug 21 4:00 EDT):
45.22 (0.60%) ? 
Last closing price is the stock price upon last market close (date specified in parenthesis).
Return to date (1m/3m/6m/12m):
13.48% ? 
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Consensus price target (1m/3m/6m/12m):
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Buy/Sell Mix (1m/3m/6m/12m):
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company’s 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 company’s 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 company’s 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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Christopher Rolland FBR Capital Markets & Co. Buy   Jul 23, '14   44.59  51.00  Jul 23, '15  1.41% 
Brendan Barnicle Pacific Crest Securities Buy   Jul 23, '14   44.59  54.00  Jul 23, '15  1.41% 
Shaul Eyal Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Jul 23, '14   44.59  50.00  Jul 23, '15  1.41% 
Raimo Lenschow Barclays Buy   Jul 18, '14   44.41  50.00  Jul 18, '15  1.82% 
Rick Sherlund Nomura Buy   Jul 15, '14   42.19  50.00  Jul 15, '15  7.18% 
Christopher Rolland FBR Capital Markets & Co. Buy   Jun 05, '14   40.95  49.00  Jun 05, '15  10.43% 
Bill Kreher Edward Jones Buy   May 22, '14   39.85    May 22, '15  13.48% 
Walter Pritchard Citi Sell   May 21, '14   40.10    May 21, '15  -12.77% 
Shaul Eyal Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Apr 25, '14   39.38  45.00  Apr 25, '15  14.83% 
Ross Macmillan Jefferies & Co. Buy   Apr 22, '14   39.46    Apr 22, '15  14.60% 
Steven Ashley Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Buy   Apr 01, '14   40.87    Apr 01, '15  10.64% 
JiaBao Ye Unaffiliated Buy   Mar 31, '14   40.45  45.00  Oct 01, '14  11.79% 
Ross Macmillan Jefferies & Co. Buy   Mar 21, '14   39.63    Mar 21, '15  14.11% 
Karl Keirstead BMO Capital Markets Buy   Jan 22, '14   35.19    Jan 22, '15  28.50% 
Nandan Amladi Deutsche Bank Securities Buy   Jan 22, '14   35.19    Jan 22, '15  28.50% 
Raimo Lenschow Barclays Buy   Jan 10, '14   35.30  42.00  Jan 10, '15  28.10% 
Brent Thill UBS Sell   Nov 21, '13   36.63  37.23  Nov 21, '14  0.45% 
Kash Rangan BofA Merrill Lynch Sell   Nov 18, '13   36.16    Nov 18, '14  -25.06% 
Rick Sherlund Nomura Buy   Nov 06, '13   37.12  45.00  Nov 06, '14  21.82% 
Kirk Materne Evercore Partners Buy   Oct 25, '13   34.73  40.00  Oct 25, '14  30.20% 
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