Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights

  • Microsoft to employ unused TV channels to offer rural broadband
  • Microsoft is officially ending support for its aged mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.1, which means that users will no longer receive updates.
  • It also marks the end of the road for Redmond’s initial foray into phones, and essentially paves the way for Android and iOS to rule the roost.
  • With the death of WP 8.1, Microsoft is burying the Windows Phone brand after running with it over three generations starting in 2010.
  • While the company initially drew praise for its novel approach to the mobile OS, a lack of compelling devices across price points, crucial features and popular third-party apps led to its slow demise.
  • Earlier this week, Microsoft released an email marketing extension of its Office 365, it’s cloud-based subscription service that features Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.
  • According to the announcement, Microsoft Connections includes templates for newsletters, announcements and customer referral, subscription sign up pages, and a variety of reports on open rates, clicks, unsubscribes, and so forth.

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. It also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings. It offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Short term: Prices are stalling.

Intermediate term: Prices are ranging.

The projected upper bound is: 72.18.

The projected lower bound is: 67.86.

The projected closing price is: 70.02.

MICROSOFT CP closed up 0.010 at 69.990. Volume was 26% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 3% narrower than normal.

Open         High           Low           Close         Volume
70.000      70.680      69.750      69.990      17,460,022

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period        50-period         200-period
Close:                       69.17                69.66                 64.24
Volatility:                23                     20                       18
Volume:                   21,191,330      25,096,406      24,997,314

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

MICROSOFT CP is currently 9.0% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of MSFT.O at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on MSFT.O and have had this outlook for the last 9 periods.

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 79.7277. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 4 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 52.19. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 22 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 57. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 2 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 20 period(s) ago.

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John Heffernan

John Heffernan is an Analyst at HEFFX. John is a BSc in Economics with Honors from the University of Buckingham, and is a contributor on equities at Live Trading News.

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