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Microsoft (MSFT) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After BMO Capital and Morgan Stanley gave Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Barclays. Analyst Raimo Lenschow maintained a Buy rating on Microsoft yesterday and set a price target of $363.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $304.56.

According to TipRanks.com, Lenschow is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 19.0% and a 62.1% success rate. Lenschow covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as The Descartes Systems Group, Qualtrics International, and ZoomInfo Technologies.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Microsoft with a $375.22 average price target, representing a 24.6% upside. In a report issued on January 26, UBS also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $360.00 price target.

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Microsoft’s market cap is currently $2283.2B and has a P/E ratio of 32.40.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 84 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of MSFT in relation to earlier this year.

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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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