Microsoft Should Acquire Walmart: Jim Cramer .com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has become a behemoth in the ecommerce and Cloud segments. If there is one company which seems to be the competitor of the Jeff Bezos’ empire, it’s Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Recently, famous analyst Jim Cramer suggested in an article that Microsoft should acquire Walmart to compete with in the Cloud and ecommerce sector. The analyst said that Walmart is sitting on extremely useful user data of thousands of shoppers daily.

Microsoft could use this data to improve Walmart’s online experience. If Microsoft acquires Walmart in the future, we will see a battle of a lifetime as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and will become two players on equal footings in the Cloud and ecommerce segment.

Based on the analysts' consensus: both the revenue and the net result would be the highest in years. Over the current book year the total revenue will be 104,68 billion Dollar (consensus estimates). The expected revenue would be a record for the company. This is rather significant more than 2016's revenue of 89,95 billion Dollar.

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The analysts anticipate for 2017 a record net profit a 24,92 billion Dollar. Most of the analyst anticipate on a profit per share of 3,23 Dollar. The price/earnings-ratio therefore is 22,65.

Per share the analysts expect a dividend of 1,68 Dollar per share. The dividend yield is then 2,3 percent. The average dividend yield of the software & services companies equals a limited 0,15 percent.

Most recent target prices around 65 Dollar

Independent Research, Cowen and Company and Jefferies & Co. recently provided recommendations for the stock.

Microsoft 's market capitalization is based on the number of outstanding shares around 571,23 billion Dollar.

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