For 2015 the consensus of the earnings per share of Microsoft is at profit of 2,75 dollars. Based on this the price/earnings-ratio equals 20,51.
The consensus of the dividends per share is at 1,4 dollars.Consequently the dividend return is around 2,48 percent. On average the stocks in this sector yield a dividend return of around 0,64 percent.
The stocks ICT , TIE Kinetix and Electronic Arts in the sector The software sector have the most buy recommendations. The 3 most recent recommendations for the software sector were provided by Jefferies & Co. (sell, 40,00 dollars), Sanford C. Bernstein & Co (buy, 67,00 dollars) and Deutsche Bank (buy, 65,00 dollars).
Microsoft 's book value/price equals 0,27. The software sector now trades at a Shiller PE of -1.62. The stock now trades at 56,39 dollars. This equals 38 times the 2014's earnings per share.