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Looking at the Analyst Recommendations for Microsoft

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Nov. 27 2015, Updated 9:05 p.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of November 24, 2015, Microsoft (MSFT) generated returns of 14.3% for the trailing-12-month period and 2.6% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the firm rose by 2.42% in the trailing-five-day period. Microsoft’s (MSFT) peers VMware (VMW), CA (CA), and Oracle (ORCL) generated returns of 3.4%, 4.8%, and 3.5%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages, MACD, and RSI

On November 24, 2015, the last trading price of Microsoft (MSFT) was $54.3. The company was trading 0.86% above its 20-day moving average of $53.8, 9.8% above its 50-day moving average of $49.4, and 14.8% above its 100-day moving average of $47.3.

The MACD[1. Moving average convergence divergence] is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a firm. Microsoft’s (MSFT) 14-day MACD of 1.5 shows an upward trading trend, as the figure is positive.

The 14-day Relative Strength Index (or RSI) for Microsoft (MSFT) is 64, showing that the stock was somewhat overbought. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought.

Microsoft (MSFT) constitutes 2.3% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and 8.2% of the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 37 analysts covering Microsoft (MSFT), 20 have a “Buy” recommendation, five have a “Sell” recommendation, and 12 have a “Hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $55.6, with a median target estimate of $58.0. Microsoft (MSFT) is trading at a discount of 6.5% with respect to its median target.

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