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CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft increases 1.2%, led market higher 20 October 2017 17:55 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, has increased 1.2% to trade at $US78.81 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which strengthened 16.2 points (or 0.3%) to 6,108.8. Representing a weighting of about 8.7% of the index, the stock accounted for 37.2% of today's gain. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 16.2 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.9%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 1.09 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high seven times and in the last three months seventeen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price increased 1.7% in the last week and climbed 5.2% in the last month.

+ The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,444 [vs $US1,264 for the NASDAQ-100 Index].

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 28.8 [34.6]

+ Dividend yield of 2% [1.4%]

+ Return on Equity 29.3% [23.8%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 42.6%.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 19.8% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 8.1% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US559.2 billion.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 29.3%. Also, this has improved from 23.3% last year.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 2.5. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Microsoft increases 1.2%, leads Computer software sector higher

20 October 2017 13:27 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has increased 1.2% to trade at $US78.81 vs. the Computer software sector which strengthened 53.3 points (or 1.1%) to 4,689.3. Representing a weighting of about 65.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 66.2% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Microsoft increases 0.7%, leads Computer software sector higher

20 October 2017 11:11 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has increased 0.7% to trade at $US78.42 vs. the Computer software sector which strengthened 33.1 points (or 0.7%) to 4,669.1. Representing a weighting of about 65.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 60.7% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft increases losses by 0.1%, led Computer software sector lower

17 October 2017 17:54 EDT

Microsoft, NASDAQ's largest computer software company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.1% to trade at $US77.59 vs. the Computer software sector which weakened 4.5 points (or 0.1%) to 4,564.4. Representing a weighting of about 66.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 51.5% of today's loss. Trading volume was 70% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 8.1 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

Afternoon Alert: Microsoft decreases 0.2%, leads Computer software sector lower

17 October 2017 13:27 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US77.48 vs. the Computer software sector which weakened 10.7 points (or 0.2%) to 4,558.2. Representing a weighting of about 66.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 61.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

Microsoft Corporation (O:MSFT)

ISIN: US5949181045

PermID: 4295907168

CIK: 789019

CUSIP: 594918104

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