Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, Jul-19-2016. The company said it had a profit of $0.69 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.11. Analysts had a consensus of $0.58. The company posted revenue of $22642.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $22137.35 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Microsoft Corporation. Shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Apr 22, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 57 from a previous price target of $58 .
Microsoft Corporation opened for trading at $53.7 and hit $54.34 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $53.96, with a gain of 0.48% or 0.26 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,14,33,864 shares. Company has a market cap of $424,151 M.
Investors should note that on Jun 14, 2016, Microsoft Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.3600. The company’s management has announced Aug 16, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 18, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 8, 2016.
In a different news, on May 20, 2016, Christopher C Capossela (EVP, Chief Marketing Officer) sold 5,337 shares at $50.89 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 6, 2016, Kathleen T Hogan (EVP, Human Resources) sold 17,500 shares at $50.04 per share price. On May 2, 2016, William H Iii Gates (director) sold 5,300,000 shares at $50.24 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware and delivers online advertising to the customers. The Company operates in five segments: Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing D&C Hardware D&C Other Commercial Licensing and Commercial Other. The Companys products include operating systems for computing devices servers phones and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. It also offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software services and content over the Internet by way of shared computing resources located in centralized data centers. It provides consulting and product and solution support services.