Microsoft (MSFT) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After Tigress Financial and Jefferies gave Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Credit Suisse. Analyst Philip Winslow maintained a Buy rating on Microsoft today and set a price target of $400.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $274.58.

According to TipRanks.com, Winslow is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.6% and a 66.6% success rate. Winslow covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Palantir Technologies, Check Point, and ServiceNow.

Microsoft has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $355.92, representing a 29.6% upside. In a report released yesterday, BMO Capital also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $345.00 price target.

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Based on Microsoft’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $49.36 billion and net profit of $16.73 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $41.71 billion and had a net profit of $15.46 billion.

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Microsoft Corp. is a technology company offering an array of software, services, and solutions as well as devices like personal computers, tablets and gaming consoles. It operates through the following business segments:
• Productivity and Business Processes: generates revenue from Office Commercial and Office Consumer offerings, LinkedIn and Dynamics business solutions.
• Intelligent Cloud: includes public, private and hybrid server products and cloud services.
• More Personal Computing: includes Windows licensing, Windows Commercial products and cloud services, Surface devices and PC accessories, gaming business and search advertising revenue.
The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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