Switch to:

Latest Guru Trades with MSFT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 44.8411%0
David Abrams 2014-03-31 New Buy11.1%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%3420000
Jeff Ubben 2014-03-31 Add 6.61%1.37%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%71285530
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-03-31 Reduce -30.98%1.15%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%390695
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -47.18%1.13%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%352800
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -83.89%0.68%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%412460
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.03%0.48%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%6324050
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.95%0.47%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%12000000
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Add 10.17%0.46%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%28064888
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.39%0.24%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%199599
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 5.92%0.21%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%34090987
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Reduce -3.75%0.2%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%32936754
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 119.43%0.16%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%892645
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 8.85%0.15%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%615000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 57.86%0.09%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 44.8420%80469
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 New Buy4.1%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%25474910
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.64%3.66%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%2560900
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.9%0.84%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%667977
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.15%0.57%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%566065
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -11.6%0.42%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%7356300
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -5.86%0.32%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%13180000
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -4.28%0.23%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%34218647
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 9.71%0.13%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%565000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%406800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 3.39%0.11%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%32185263
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.05%0.1%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 44.8423%50974
Glenn Greenberg 2013-09-30 New Buy5.9%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%3936900
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy4.6%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%12580700
Jeff Ubben 2013-09-30 Add 15.78%2.74%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%66865530
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 5050%0.92%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%515000
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Add 11.99%0.35%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%86524349
Yacktman Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -5.22%0.31%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%15350000
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.31%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 30.44%0.12%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%480884
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%64530
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 44.8436%0
Jeff Ubben 2013-06-30 Add 73.15%8.66%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%57750000
Donald Yacktman 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.59%0.77%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%36140945
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.09%0.55%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%14000000
Yacktman Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.92%0.41%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%16196000
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -11.31%0.36%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%8488452
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -94.03%0.35%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%84204
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 8.55%0.25%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%30054503
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.16%0.23%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%941325
Wallace Weitz 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.88%0.21%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%1854955
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 66.67%0.01%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 44.8437%10000
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Guru Investment Theses on Microsoft Corp

Yacktman Funds Comments on Microsoft - Mar 12, 2014

Microsoft Corp’s shares were up solidly during the quarter on stronger than expected earnings and anticipation of positive changes at the company after a new Chief Executive Officer is hired.





From Yacktman Funds' 2013 Annual Report - Portfolio Manager's Comments



Check out Donald Yacktman latest stock trades

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Microsoft Corp - Jan 15, 2014

Software provider Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) reported a number of noteworthy events during the quarter. Investors reacted positively to the announcement that Microsoft will appoint a new CEO within the next 12 months to replace Steve Ballmer. However, shares retreated after the company announced the purchase of Nokia's phone business along with certain patent rights for $7.2 billion as many investors question whether that market will ever prove profitable.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

Check out Diamond Hill Capital latest stock trades

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Microsoft - Oct 24, 2012

Software company Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) continued to produce modest operating income growth and attractive cash generation. However, the stock declined slightly during the quarter as investors remained focused on the company's release of Windows 8 in October and whether the company can generate any momentum in mobile devices.

From Diamond Hill Capital's third quarter Select Fund Commentary.


Check out Diamond Hill Capital latest stock trades

Top Ranked Articles about Microsoft Corp

Steven Romick's Top Five Stocks
Steven Romick is the portfolio manager of First Pacific Advisors Crescent Fund. The fund’s investment objective and strategy reports that they “seek to generate equity-like returns over the long-term, take less risk than the market and avoid permanent impairment of capital.” Read more...
New Guru David Abrams' 2 New Stocks and 1 Increase
David Abrams (Trades, Portfolio) of Boston-based Abrams Capital Management is a new guru. He formerly held a position at Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baupost Group, and since founding his own fund in 1998, has returned about an annualized 15% for his clients. Abrams is a classic value investor who worked in merger arbitrage before his hedge fund days. Read more...
Top 10 Guru-Held Stocks of the First Quarter
Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies were held by the highest number of gurus. The following ten companies come from a variety of industries, are based actually all based out of the United States and are held by the largest number of gurus as of the close of the first quarter Read more...
Guru Sarah Ketterer's Top Five Positions as of the First Quarter
Sarah Ketterer is the CEO and Fundamental Portfolio Manager of Causeway and was the first female guru followed by GuruFocus. Ketterer is responsible for co-founding the firm in 2001 and is also responsible for the firm’s fundamental and absolute returns strategies. Ketterer’s Causeway focuses its research into two different groups: fundamental research and quantitative research.

Read more...
Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: MSFT, MAN, RE, TXN
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Microsoft Corp, ManpowerGroup, Everest Re Group Ltd, and Texas Instruments Inc. Read more...
Steven Romick's Top Five Highlight Technology Sector
Steven Romick is the portfolio manager of First Pacific Advisors Crescent Fund. The fund’s investment objective and strategy reports that they “seek to generate equity-like returns over the long-term, take less risk than the market and avoid permanent impairment of capital.” Read more...
Texas-Based Yacktman Fund's Top First Quarter Holdings
Yacktman Fund just released its first quarter portfolio. The fund is run by the legendary fund manager Don Yacktman and his son Steve. Over the duration of the first quarter the guru-rated fund purchased two new stocks, holding on to a total of 44. This portfolio was valued at $11.215 billion as of the close of the first quarter. The following five stocks represent the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)’s top five portfolio holdings. Read more...
Yacktman Funds Comments on Microsoft
Microsoft Corp’s shares were up solidly during the quarter on stronger than expected earnings and anticipation of positive changes at the company after a new Chief Executive Officer is hired. Read more...
Technology Stocks Held by the Highest Number of Gurus at Year End
Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies from the technology sector were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from this sector, are based actually all based out of the United States and are held by the largest number of gurus.
Read more...
Top 10 Guru-Held Stocks of the Fourth Quarter
Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies were held by the highest number of gurus. The following ten companies come from a variety of industries, are based actually all based out of the United States and are held by the largest number of gurus as of the close of the fourth quarter Read more...
» More Articles for MSFT

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.80
MSFT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 50.50 vs. MSFT: 16.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 43.17
Current: 16.8

8.6
43.17
P/B 4.30
MSFT's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MSFT: 4.30 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 10.8
Current: 4.3

3.04
10.8
P/S 4.50
MSFT's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MSFT: 4.50 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 9.95
Current: 4.5

2.27
9.95
PFCF 16.60
MSFT's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 146.80 vs. MSFT: 16.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 26.75
Current: 16.6

7.73
26.75
EV-to-EBIT 11.07
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 33.52 vs. MSFT: 11.07 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 32.6
Current: 11.07

5.2
32.6
PEG 2.20
MSFT's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 2.20 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 12.52
Current: 2.2

0.31
12.52
Shiller P/E 18.80
MSFT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 18.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.32   Max: 40.49
Current: 18.8

11.32
40.49
Current Ratio 3.22
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MSFT: 3.22 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 4.71
Current: 3.22

1.45
4.71
Quick Ratio 3.16
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSFT: 3.16 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 4.69
Current: 3.16

1.41
4.69

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.40
MSFT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MSFT: 2.40 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.4

0.59
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.45
MSFT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 0.45 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.45

0.18
1.14
Dividend growth (3y) 19.60
MSFT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MSFT: 19.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 19.6

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.17
MSFT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. MSFT: 5.17 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 6.77
Current: 5.17

1.27
6.77
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
MSFT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. MSFT: 1.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.6   Max: -14.2
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 18.80
MSFT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 18.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 1579.7
Current: 18.8

6.55
1579.7
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.00
MSFT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 12.00 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 736.75
Current: 12

6.02
736.75
Price/Tangible Book 5.30
MSFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. MSFT: 5.30 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 20.01
Current: 5.3

4.03
20.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
MSFT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 1.10 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.1

0.64
5.45
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MSFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MSFT: 1.10 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 6.9
Current: 1.1

0.64
6.9
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.60
MSFT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 2.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 6.13
Current: 2.6

0.41
6.13
Price/Graham Number 2.00
MSFT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. MSFT: 2.00 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 7.79
Current: 2

1.35
7.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MSFT: 8.90 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 19.4
Current: 8.9

3.1
19.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.53
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MSFT: 11.53 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 36.5
Current: 11.53

-1.5
36.5

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
Compare:ORCL, VMW, CTXS, CA, TIBX » details
Traded in other countries:MSF.Netherlands, MSF.Germany, 04338.Hongkong
Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in the State of Washington. The Company generates revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices. The Company's software products and services include operating systems for personal computers, servers, and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; high-performance computing applications; software development tools; and video games. It provides consulting and product and solution support services, and it trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. It also designs and sells hardware including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console and accessories, the Zune digital music and entertainment device and accessories, and Microsoft personal computer (PC) hardware products. The Company operates its business in five segments namely Windows & Windows Live Division, Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. Windows Division offerings consist of premium and standard edition Windows operating systems and online software and services through Windows Live. Premium Windows operating systems are those that include additional functionality and are sold at a price above its standard editions. Product and services include Windows operating system: Windows 8, including Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Starter Edition; Windows Vista, including Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise and Starter Edition; and Windows XP Home Windows Live suite of applications and web services. Server and Tools develops and markets server software, software developer tools, services, and solutions that are designed to make information technology professionals and developers and their systems more productive and efficient. Server and Tools offers a broad range of enterprise consulting and product support services (Enterprise Services) that assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions. Products and services include Windows Server operating system; Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server; SQL Azure; Visual Studio; Silverlight; System Center products; Biz Talk Server; Microsoft Consulting Services; product support services; and other products and services. The Online Services Division (OSD) consists of online information offerings such as Bing, MSN portals and channels, as well as an online advertising platform with offerings for both publishers and advertisers. Products and services include Bing; Microsoft adCenter; MSN; and Atlas online tools for advertisers and publishers. Microsoft Business Division (MBD) offerings consist of the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions.

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

CapitalRev
ReplyCapitalRev - 3 weeks ago
Asawhneyy,
That is a very odd comment.
Jschmitz47
ReplyJschmitz47 - 1 month ago
Asawhneyy,
The Microsoft CEO is also South Asian - though I don't know if he is Sikh.
Asawhneyy
ReplyAsawhneyy - 5 months ago
Indian Americans are rising in us--land of immigrants
master card cei is Sikh American .
Confused --
go to cornell ,yale ,harvard-indian americans kids are all over. still confused-word is global-we are the same

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide