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Microsoft (MSFT)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$453.55 USD

453.55
16,313,914

-1.15 (-0.25%)

Updated Jul 12, 2024 04:00 PM ET

After-Market: $452.85 -0.70 (-0.15%) 7:58 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

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
1Strong Buy24.15%
2Buy17.88%
3Hold9.47%
4Sell5.14%
5Strong Sell2.57%
S&P50011.11%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

Style Scores:

The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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D Value B Growth A Momentum C VGM

Industry Rank:

The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.

An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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Top 41% (102 out of 250)

Industry: Computer - Software

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Microsoft (MSFT) Price Targets

Average Price Target Highest Price Target Lowest Price Target Upside to Average Price Target
$494.43 $600.00 $375.00 8.74%

Price Target

Based on short-term price targets offered by 35 analysts, the average price target for Microsoft comes to $494.43. The forecasts range from a low of $375.00 to a high of $600.00. The average price target represents an increase of 8.74% from the last closing price of $454.70.

Analyst Price Targets (35)

Last Close 454.70
Average 494.43 8.74% Upside Low 375.00 -17.53% Downside High 600.00 31.96% Upside

Broker Rating

Microsoft currently has an average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 1.13 on a scale of 1 to 5 (Strong Buy to Strong Sell), calculated based on the actual recommendations (Buy, Hold, Sell etc.) made by 39 brokerage firms. The current ABR compares to an ABR of 1.13 a month ago based on 39 recommendations.

Of the 39 recommendations deriving the current ABR, 35 are Strong Buy and three are Buy. Strong Buy and Buy respectively account for 89.74% and 7.69% of all recommendations. A month ago, Strong Buy made up 89.74%, while Buy represented 7.69%.

Broker Rating Breakdown

Brokerage Recommendations

Today 1 Week Ago 1 Month Ago 2 Months Ago 3 Months Ago
Strong Buy 35 35 35 34 34
Buy 3 3 3 3 3
Hold 1 1 1 1 1
Sell 0 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0 0
ABR 1.13 1.13 1.13 1.13 1.13

1. Not Ident. Many of the brokerage firms who provide Zacks data ask that we keep their identity confidential.

2. In most cases the # of brokers listed above is less than the # of brokerage firms that have a recommendation on the stock. That is because some firms prohibit Zacks from displaying detailed information on their recommendations such as in the upgrade/downgrade table.

Analyst Upgrades/Downgrades

Date Brokerage Firm Analyst Previous Current
7/12/2024 BMO Capital Markets Keith Bachman Strong Buy Strong Buy
7/9/2024 Argus Research Corp. Joseph F Bonner Strong Buy Strong Buy
6/20/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
6/10/2024 New Street Research Pierre C Ferragu Not Available Strong Buy
6/7/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
5/17/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Moderate Buy Moderate Buy
5/17/2024 Macquarie Capital Securities Frederick Havemeyer Strong Buy Strong Buy
5/1/2024 Mizuho SecuritiesUSA Gregg Moskowitz Strong Buy Strong Buy
5/1/2024 Tigress Financial Partners Ivan Feinseth Moderate Buy Moderate Buy
5/1/2024 Loop Capital Markets Yun Kim Strong Buy Strong Buy
5/1/2024 Atlantic Equities Alex Haissl Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Evercore Partners Stewart K Materne Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 William Blair Jason N Ader Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Goldman Sachs Kasthuri G Rangan Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Griffin Securities Jay Vleeschhouwer Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Piper Sandler Brent A Bracelin Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/26/2024 Raymond James Andrew Marok Moderate Buy Moderate Buy
4/24/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/22/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/18/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/17/2024 Wells Fargo Securities Michael J Turrin Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/15/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/10/2024 UBS Karl E Keirstead Strong Buy Strong Buy
4/1/2024 Cowen & Co. Derrick Wood Strong Buy Strong Buy
3/26/2024 Wedbush Securities Daniel H Ives Strong Buy Strong Buy
3/25/2024 Truist Securities Joel P Fishbein Strong Buy Strong Buy
3/21/2024 KeyBanc Capital Markets Jackson E Ader Strong Buy Strong Buy
3/6/2024 Guggenheim Securities John S Difucci Hold Hold
3/5/2024 D.A. Davidson Gil Luria Strong Buy Strong Buy
1/31/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
1/30/2024 Not Identified Not Identified Strong Buy Strong Buy
1/18/2024 Exane BNP Paribas Stefan Slowinski Hold Strong Buy
10/26/2023 Rosenblatt Securities Blair H Abernethy Strong Buy Strong Buy

1. Not Ident. Many of the brokerage firms who provide Zacks data ask that we keep their identity confidential.

2. In most cases the # of brokers listed above is less than the # of brokerage firms that have a recommendation on the stock. That is because some firms prohibit Zacks from displaying detailed information on their recommendations such as in the upgrade/downgrade table.

Average Brokerage Rating

Current ABR

Zacks provides the average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for thousands of stocks for most of the leading investment web sties. The ABR is the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc) made by the brokerage firms for a given stock.

ABR vs Zacks Rank

1.13
ABR (Last week) 1.13
# of Recs in ABR 39
Average Target Price $494.43
LT Growth Rate 16.10%
Industry Computer - Software
Industry Rank by ABR 102 of 252
Current Quarter EPS Est: 2.90