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Microsoft Corp: (NASD: MSFT)

(U.S: NASD) As of Apr 17, 2014 04:00 PM ET

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$40.01 USD

-0.39 (-0.97%)

Volume: 36,689,399

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 40.01
Day Low 39.51
Day High 40.20
52 Wk Low 28.50
52 Wk High 41.66
Avg. Volume 39,751,200
Market Cap 332.11 B
Dividend 1.12 ( 2.80%)
Beta 0.90

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 14.89
PEG Ratio 1.74
Current Qtr Est 0.62
Current Yr Est 2.69
Most Accurate Est 0.65
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] 4.84%
Exp Earnings Date 4/24/2014
Prior Year EPS 2.71
Exp EPS Growth 8.54%
Industry COMP-SOFTWARE

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Zacks Rank [?] Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 144 / 265 (Bottom 46%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT
CADENCE DESIGN CDNS
DEALERTRACK HLD TRAK
ADOBE SYSTEMS ADBE
ANSYS INC ANSS
DECISIONPOINT DPSI
DESCARTES SYS DSGX
INFORMATICA CRP INFA
OPEN TEXT CORP OTEX
PEGASYSTEMS INC PEGA

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