Microsoft (MSFT) : Q116 Earnings Whisper

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is scheduled to release Q116 earnings after the close today. The Street is looking for EPS of $0.58 and revenue of $21 billion. Last quarter, the software giant posted a significant positive earnings surprise of 10.71%, reporting EPS of $0.62, $0.06 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.56. Revs however, fell 5.05% year-over-year to $22.2 billion versus the $23.38 billion consensus. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.61 per share.

On valuation measures, Microsoft shares are currently priced at 31.89x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 10.30x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 2.19 and 15.32, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 4.08 while EPS is 1.48. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate M’soft a ‘Buy’, 12 rate it a ‘Hold’. 3 analysts rate it a ‘Sell’. MSFT has a median Wall Street price target of $51.50 with a high target of $60.

Over the past year, shares of Redmond, Washington-based company have traded between a low of $39.72 and a high of $50.05 and are now at $47.30.

Shares are up 7.99% year-over-year and 3.68% year-to-date.

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