US Nasdaq stock alert
CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 26 July 2017 17:59 EDT
NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA
This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NASDAQ market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).
Microsoft, NASDAQ's largest computer software company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US74.38 today for the sixth time in the past one month and last traded at $US74.05. Trading volume was 67% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 20.1 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.5%.
Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:
+ The positive 1.17 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.
+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high six times and in the last three months eighteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.
Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:
+ Price/Earnings of 30.9 [37.9]
+ Dividend yield of 2.1% [1.5%]
+ Return on Equity 23.3% [19.2%]
+ Return on Assets 8.7% [7.8%]
+ Return on Capital Employed 14.7% [12.9%]
Other Bullish Signals include:
+ The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 19.7%.
+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.6 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.
+ Net profit margin has averaged 22.9% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.
+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 8.8% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US516.2 billion.
+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 23.3%. Also, this has improved from 15.2% last year.
The stock has outperformed 71% of the NASDAQ market over the past 6 months.
Tobin's Q Ratio is 3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.
The 0.4% discount to 12-month high of $US74.38 against the 36.2% premium to 12-month low of $US54.36 suggests the climb might be peaking.
Afternoon Alert: Microsoft decreases 0.2%, leads Computer software sector lower
26 July 2017 13:30 EDT
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US74.01 vs. the Computer software sector which weakened 5.0 points (or 0.1%) to 4,406.4. Representing a weighting of about 66.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 56% of average so far today.
Morning Alert: Microsoft hits 52-week high sixth time in one month
26 July 2017 11:07 EDT
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hit a 52-week high of $US74.38 today for the sixth time in the past one month and last traded at $US74.23. This brought its two-day rise to 63.0c or 0.9%. Trading volume was 41% of average so far today.
CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft hits 52-week high fifth time in one month
25 July 2017 17:55 EDT
Microsoft, NASDAQ's largest computer software company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US74.31 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US74.19. Trading volume was 91% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 10.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.
Afternoon Alert: Microsoft increases 0.5%, leads Computer software sector higher
25 July 2017 13:31 EDT
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has increased 0.5% to trade at $US73.95 vs. the Computer software sector which strengthened 23.7 points (or 0.5%) to 4,405.3. Representing a weighting of about 66.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 59.3% of today's gain. Trading volume was 64% of average so far today.
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