Taking a Look at the Data Behind Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Business Software & Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $96.18, down from yesterday’s close by -1.00%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) currently trades with a market capitalization of $733.22 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 15.54 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $33.54 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.06 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 5.97% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Microsoft Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $98.69. It is now trading 2.51% off that level. The stock is trading $93.85 its 50-day moving average by -2.33%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $67.14.

In recent action, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has made a move of +0.07% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.08, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.65% with $7.58 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of MSFT.

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