|Bid||104.80 x 3200|
|Ask||104.81 x 800|
|Day's range||104.70 - 105.82|
|52-week range||71.28 - 105.82|
|PE ratio (TTM)||70.85|
|Earnings date||19 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.68 (1.65%)|
|1y target est||112.56|
Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. All told, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $25 million to the charter group that is credited with keeping the charter schools open after the state struck down the law, and then lobbying legislators to revive the privately run, publicly funded schools.
“If you strip out a handful of outperforming tech stocks, the lack of breadth in the equity markets is troubling,” says BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft and Apple are responsible for 83 percent of the S&P 500’s gain in 2018. “We are at a pivotal point.
Microsoft (MSFT) has continued to generate strong free cash flow in the last five years. Strong growth in revenue across all its segments coupled with a large number of contract wins, particularly in the cloud domain, has helped the company to maintain such free cash flow growth. In the last five quarters, Microsoft also generated free cash flow at an average of $8.5 billion every year.
Microsoft has been hiring and training people to help it better address key industries, including retail. The company has seen an increase in cloud partners. Microsoft MSFT has made progress in important ways following changes instituted in its sales organization last year, according to executives there.
The PC industry benefited in the second quarter from improving demand from business customers owing to migration to Windows 10.
How is the gaming business performing? Microsoft’s (MSFT) gaming business is mainly driven by its Xbox gaming consoles and Xbox Live. The launch of Xbox One X last November has helped the company boost its gaming business.
Expanded partnership will help industrial companies capture greater intelligence from IoT and asset data, boosts GE innovation across its business
Microsoft (MSFT) continues to maintain strong growth in unearned revenue mainly triggered by its higher number of contract wins. The company expects unearned revenue in fiscal Q4 2018 to grow in the range of 38% to 39% as compared to Q3 2018. In the graph above, we can see the growth of unearned revenue for Microsoft in the last five quarters.
The feeling in the air is a bit like the first day of school, and new hires are taking selfies outside in front of a big Microsoft logo. Hood tells the crowd that her job as chief financial officer is not simply to balance the books and plan spending, although she’s pretty good at that.
Microsoft is actively working on a new line of phones based on Android software due for release sometime in early 2019, according to a new Windows Latest report
Netflix, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs are slated to report this week. Analysts have forecast 20 percent earnings growth in the second quarter. Netflix NFLX is among the corporates that will lead the week's earnings announcements, with the streaming giant slated to report on Monday after the market close.
Investing.com - Geopolitics could hang over the market in the coming week, as investors look ahead to an unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
A top Microsoft Corp. executive is calling for the U.S. government to regulate facial-recognition technology, an area Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other tech-giant rivals have made significant bets, and where Microsoft has made its own investments. It is also the latest controversial topic Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, has taken on.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression.
A version of "Fortnite" is being played in the real world. The video game has 125 million players and some of those gamers were surprised to find in-game items randomly popping up around the world. The famous llamas in "Fortnite" were spotted in London, Barcelona, Spain, Warsaw, Poland, Cologne, Germany, and Cannes , France.
Earnings growth is expected to be aplenty this season--although it will take a strong batch of marquee reports for investors to overlook global trade war uncertainty. One important battleground will be in the technology sector. Here are the most important tech earnings reports to watch next week.