[at Forbes] – Microsoft may be looking to improve the Xbox One’s graphics performance, a new report from Hothardware.com suggests. Currently, 10% of the machine’s GPU is reserved for the motion-sensing Kinect, but a new patch could loosen that restriction. Sources say Microsoft could allow developers to make use of 8% of that, with [...]
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), currently valued at $299.38B, opened at $36.11.
Today, shares have traded between $35.75 and $36.39 per share with the price of the stock fluctuating between $27.10 to $38.98 over the last 52 weeks.
MSFT shares are currently priced at 13.34x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry’s -26.01x earnings multiple.
The company pays shareholders $1.12 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.00%.
In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 26 sell-side analysts are looking at $0.63 per share, which would be $0.09 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.03 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $2.70, which would be a $0.05 improvement when compared to the last year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $20.39 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.49% decrease over the year-ago quarter.
Recently, Deutsche Bank upgraded MSFT from Hold to Buy (Jan 23, 2014). Previously, Barclays upgraded MSFT from Equal Weight to Overweight.
Investors should keep in mind is that the average price target is $38.13, which is 5.59% above where the stock opened this morning.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), develops, licenses and supports software, services and hardware devices worldwide. Its is most well known for it’s many Microsoft Operating System, numerous Office Programs, Bing and the various Xbox gaming systems.
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