|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's range||103.89 - 105.31|
|52-week range||71.28 - 106.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||70.59|
|Earnings date||25 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.68 (1.65%)|
|1y target est||113.47|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online.
Japanese companies are increasingly turning to investment banks and public relations firms for advice on dealing with potential approaches by activist investors who are targeting low valuations and cross-shareholdings in the nation. Among those advising company board members on how to handle activists are Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Microsoft on Thursday said its revenue and profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, getting results from its bets on cloud computing services and artificial intelligence. Microsoft saw revenue gains across its full range of businesses including business services, gaming, internet search ads, its consumer software including Windows and Office and LinkedIn, the recently acquired professional social network. Shares were up more than three percent to $107.80 in after-hours trading following the release of earnings for the quarter ending the fiscal year quarter for Microsoft.
Microsoft Corp. topped $100 billion in annual revenue for the first time as the software giant remakes itself from a legacy software provider into a power player in cloud computing. Much of that growth has come from persuading customers who run Microsoft’s software in their own data centers to mix in cloud services, a business known as hybrid-cloud computing. Microsoft remains a distant No. 2 in the cloud business behind Amazon.com Inc., but has established itself as a viable option for companies beginning the transition.
The company's flagship Azure cloud product recorded revenue growth of 89 percent in the fourth quarter ended June 30. Much of Microsoft's recent growth has been fuelled by its cloud computing business, which has benefited from companies rushing to shift their workloads to the cloud to cut data storage and software costs. Microsoft shares have risen 180 percent since Satya Nadella took over as chief executive in 2014, refocusing the company on cloud computing rather than PC software.
Microsoft (MSFT) just released its Q4 and fiscal 2018 financial results, posting adjusted earnings of $1.13 per share and revenues of $30.09 billion.
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported quarterly profit of $8.9 billion, boosted in part by its efforts to rival Amazon as a key cloud computing provider for retailers and other businesses. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. The company's fastest-growing segment was what it calls the "intelligent cloud," which includes server products and its Azure cloud computing platform.