2016-07-21 15:17:25

Microsoft Corporation, #MSFT [NASD]
Technologies, Software & Services, USA

Financial performance of the company:
Index – DJIA, S&P 500;
Beta – 0.93;
Capitalization – 411.28 В;
Return on asset – 6.50%;
Income – 25.7 В;
Average volume – 39.67 М;
P/E – 37.14;
ATR – 1.52.

Analytical review:

  • The company ranks the fourth on capitalization among the issuers traded in the American stock market;
  • The issuer has been growing in the past few weeks. The company’s stocks rose by 11.5% amid positive financial performance of the company and uptrend in the American stock market. ETF for the index S&P 500 (#SPY) has reached new historic highs, increasing by 4.4%;
  • Yesterday the company presented report for Q4 of the fiscal year 2016, causing the rise in the company’s stocks by 5%. Company’s press-release showed that revenue amounted to 20.61 billion USD against the forecast of 6.8%. EPS (earnings per share) was 0.69 USD against market expectations of 0.58 USD;
  • At the press-conference company’s management said that positive results of the company were reached due to development of the “cloud” division of the company. Revenue growth of the “cloud” service Azure exceeded 100%;
  • In the reporting period the company spent 6.4 billion USD for paying off dividends на выплату дивидендов. The company is going to invest 31.1-31.4 billion USD to hi-tech subdivisions in 2017.


  • Company’s last report showed that management of the company is on the right track. The company has strong growth potential. Successful implementation of the investment project will boost company’s capitalization growth;
  • It is likely that in the near future company’s quotes will go up.

Trading tips for CFD of Microsoft Corporation

Key levels:
Support levels: 55.65 USD and 54.30 USD.
Resistance level: 56.85 USD.

Medium-term trading, Н4
The issuer is traded near support level of 55.65 USD. If the price maintains this level and in case of the respective confirmation (such as pattern Price Action), we recommend to open long positions. Risk per trade is not more than 2% of the capital. Stop order can be placed slightly below the signal line. Take profit can be placed at the levels of 57.50 USD, 59.00 USD and 61.00 USD with the use of trailing stop.

Medium-term trading, Н4
Medium-term trading, Н4

Short-term trading, M15
At the moment the issuer is traded between support and resistance levels of 55.85/56.85 USD. It is recommended to enter the market after breaking out and testing of these levels. Positions shall be opened toward the signal line and the nearest support/resistance levels. Risk per trade is not more than 3% of capital. Stop order can be placed slightly above/below the signal line. Take profit can be placed in parts of 50%, 30% and 20% with the use of trailing stop.

Short-term trading, M15
Short-term trading, M15