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CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft decreases 1.3%, led market lower 15 June 2018 18:11 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 decreased 1.3% to trade at $US100.13 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which weakened 25.9 points (or 0.4%) to 7,253.7. Representing a weighting of about 9.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 32.2% of today's loss. Trading volume was 2.6 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which fell 25.9 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.9%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The price decreased 1.5% in the last week.

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 3.2. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 1.45 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

The 2.5% discount to 12-month high of $US102.69 against the 50.1% premium to 12-month low of $US66.72 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high thirteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,489 [vs $US1,273 for the NASDAQ-100 Index].

The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 33.5%.

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 6.3% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US723.1 billion.

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

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

Undervaluation:

Dividend yield of 1.6% [1.2%]

Return on Equity 29.3% [15.5%]

Return on Assets 8.8% [5.6%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Microsoft decreases 0.5%, leads Computer software sector lower

15 June 2018 13:20 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decreased 0.5% to trade at $US100.88 vs. the Computer software sector which weakened 36.7 points (or 0.6%) to 5,888.2. Representing a weighting of about 67.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 57.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.8 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Microsoft decreases 0.6%, leads Computer software sector lower

15 June 2018 11:02 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decreased 0.6% to trade at $US100.79 vs. the Computer software sector which weakened 45.0 points (or 0.8%) to 5,879.9. Representing a weighting of about 67.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 55.1% of today's loss. Trading volume was 2.5 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Microsoft increases 0.6%, led Computer software sector higher all day

14 June 2018 17:57 EDT

Microsoft, NASDAQ's largest computer software company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.6% to trade at $US101.42 vs. the Computer software sector which strengthened 35.2 points (or 0.6%) to 5,924.9. Representing a weighting of about 67.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 63.4% of today's gain. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 74.3 points (or 1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.5%.

Afternoon Alert: Microsoft increases 0.6%, leads Computer software sector higher

14 June 2018 13:20 EDT

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has increased 0.6% to trade at $US101.42 vs. the Computer software sector which strengthened 34.8 points (or 0.6%) to 5,924.6. Representing a weighting of about 67.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 64.4% of today's gain. 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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