Stock in Focus: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Company Profile:

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The company operates through Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing segments. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses. The Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services. The More Personal Computing segment offers Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, and MSN display advertising; devices comprising Surface, PC accessories, and other intelligent devices; Xbox hardware and software and services; and Bing and Bing Ads search advertising. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Recent News:

On July 24, 2018, Microsoft Corp. and RTO Wireless announced a new agreement to provide broadband internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and Maine.

On July 19, 2018, Microsoft showed strong growth across a variety of business segments in its fiscal fourth-quarter report. The company predicted first-quarter of the 2019 revenue of $27.35 billion to $28.05 billion.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

MSFT’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and strong profitability compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, RSI is strong in the bullish zone and MACD is trying to cross back up. We rate Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) a STRONG BUY.

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