Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) missed its chance to be the dominant firm in mobile technology because it was “distracted” during a lengthy antitrust battle with US authorities, company co-founder Bill Gates said Monday. Mr Gates, speaking at a forum in Washington, said Microsoft would be even more valuable if it had won the battle over operating software for mobile devices against Google and its Android platform.
Technical Stock Analysis
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), a Technology sector firm, traded 19.15 Million shares in last trading session and stock added 0.59% with closing price of $137.78 per share. Company gross margins represents its total sales revenue minus its cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by the total sales revenue earned by the company, expressed as a percentage. And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s gross margin stands at 65.40%.
Investment Worthy Stock or not?
For personal guess ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for taking any financial decisions, for the purpose of comparing a Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments, hence, MSFT return on investment (ROI) is 17.60%.
52-Week Range are valuable stats for watching Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s past year fluctuation as that gives investors an idea of how much the security has moved in the last year and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s stock value has moved between $93.73 – 137.78 in last one year.
Analysts mean target price for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is $143.16 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.70.
Its weekly performance is 3.71% while year to date (YTD) performance is 35.65%.
Earnings per share growth is defined as the percentage change in normalised earnings per share over the previous 12 month period to the latest year end. It gives a good picture of the rate at which a company has grown its profitability. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s EPS growth this year is 19.30%. For best decision making investors should look at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s EPS growth for next year stands at 11.42%.