Microsoft for years among best stocks in America

The past years Microsoft gained a lot in value. The stock was the past 10 year with a significant price gain of 446 percent one of the best shares of America. Since the start of this year, the average American stock rose year approximately 24761216 percent in value. Other winners over the past 10 years are NetFlix , and Amazon .

Returns Microsoft versus American stocks

Buy & hold Returns stock Microsoft several periods, excluding dividend returns

Investors who invested in 2007 in the company's share now have a strong profit of 446 percent. Since 2012 the stock has a price gain of 186 percent. over the past 90 days the stock made a loss of 5 percent.

Over the current book year the total revenue will be 124,39 billion USD (consensus estimates). This is quite more than 2017's revenue of 110,36 billion USD.

Historical revenues and results Microsoft plus estimates 2018

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The analysts expect for 2018 a net profit of 34,4 billion USD. For this year the consensus of Microsoft 's result per share is a profit of 4,44 USD. The price/earnings-ratio therefore equals 24,44.

Analysts expect a dividend of 1,82 USD per share. Thus the dividend yield equals 1,68 percent. The average dividend yield of the software & services companies is a limited 1 percent.

Recent target prices around 485 USD

The latest 3 recommendations for the software & services company were provided by Macquarie Research, Jefferies & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co.

Microsoft 's market capitalization is based on the number of outstanding shares around 836,47 billion USD. The Microsoft stock was the past 12 months quite unstable. Since last December the stock is even 35 percent higher. This year the stock price moved between 81 and 116 dollar. Since 2008 the stock price is almost 446 percent higher.

Historical stock prices Microsoft period 2007-2018

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On Tuesday, the stock closed at 108,52 USD. News Wire & Equity Research: +31 084-0032-842

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