Microsoft Earns “Buy” Rating from Barclays (MSFT)

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) traded down 0.02% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $45.34. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is trading at $28.16 at a volume of 2,439,751 shares. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $45.62 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $44.68. Out of these analysts, the high projection stands at $60 while the low projection sees the stock at $20 over the next 52 weeks. The company has a market cap of $372.61 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.36.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 21st. During the same quarter last year, the organization posted $0.55 EPS.

MasterCard Incorporated (MA) shares are down 2.46% in pre-market trading hours Wednesday after the company missed sales estimates for the second quarter in a row. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company shares have rallied 4.48% from its 1 Year high price.

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Microsoft Corporation (NASD: MSFT) is the #16 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 10th. Intel Corporation (INTC)’S monthly performance stands at -11.380% with an analyst rating of 2.5 and dividend yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 18th.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. FBR & Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Monday. Also, Barclays reiterated its hold rating on shares of Solera Holdings Inc.

On a different note, The Company has disclosed insider buying and selling activities to the Securities Exchange, The Director, of Microsoft Corp, Gates William H Iii had unloaded 4,000,000 shares at $47.68 per share in a transaction on May 18, 2015. Finally, MKM Partners reissued a hold rating on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Wednesday, July 22nd. The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $49.47.


Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. It also designs and sells hardware, including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console. The Organization operates in five sections: Apparatus and Consumer (NASDAQ:MSFT) Licensing, D&C Hardware, D&C Other, Commercial Licensing, and Commercial Other. The Business ‘s products include operating systems for desktop computer and server management applications, servers, telephones, and also other smart devices; server applications for distributed computing surroundings; productivity applications; business alternative programs; computing machines; software development tools; computer games; and on-line advertising. In addition, it provides cloud-based alternatives that offer applications, services and content to customers over the World Wide Web through common computing resources located in centralized data centers.

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