Microsoft is one of the largest global technology companies with leading market shares in the computer operating systems and office software. It is the world’s largest provider of software and information services with operations in over 190 countries and an extensive global distribution and marketing network. Its commercial cloud business is the largest in the world.

Microsoft also offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions, software, services, platforms, and content, consulting services, and online advertising. Windows, Xbox, Azure, Bing, Skype and Microsoft Office are some of Microsoft’s top revenue generating products. It operates through Productivity and Business Processes (33% of 2019 revenues), Intelligent Cloud (31%), and More Personal Computing (36%) segments.

Microsoft generates most of its software revenue by selling proprietary software. Besides using technology in its own products, the company also generates a substantial royalty stream from licensing. It is also transitioning to a services and subscription business model which provides additional cash flow visibility.

Key Investment Data

  • Ticker: nasdaq:msft
  • Sector: Technology
  • Industry: Software - Infrastructure
  • Market Cap: 3018.39B
  • Market Cap Group: Mega Cap
  • P/E: 36.74
  • Dividend Yield: 0.74%


The competitive landscape is important as they compete for the same business. Below is the list of competitors in the same industry. While not displayed, a number of metrics you can also use to evaluate your picks are the Chowder Score, the Relative Strength Index (RSI), the Graham Number, and the Piotroski F-Score.

Ticker Ticker Company Market Cap P/E Yield Aristocrat Graph SectorID IndustryID
KO NYSE:KO Coca-Cola 256.68 24.11 3.26 YES 1 4 23
PEP NASDAQ:PEP Pepsi Co 224.10 24.85 3.10 YES 1 4 23
KDP NYSE:KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc 40.43 18.81 2.95 NO 1 4 23

Microsoft - FAQ

What is the stock ticker for Microsoft?

The stock ticker for Microsoft is NASDAQ:MSFT.

Is Microsoft a good stock to buy?

You need to consider your investment strategy and how NASDAQ:MSFT can fit in your portfolio.

The current dividend income score of 6/10 and dividend growth score of 10/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.

Is Microsoft a Buy, Sell or Hold?

The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 72 out of 100.

The score reflects the strength of a buy signal but it does not show a sell signal if it's low. The higher the better.

A sell signal is more difficult as it often relies on the reason you bought the stock in the first place.

How can I buy stocks for Microsoft?

You can easily buy the MSFT stock with an online trading platform.

Just make sure the stock fits your risk profile and investment goals.

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