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Microsoft Gets Price Targets Cut By Analysts After Weak Outlook

Microsoft Corporation MSFT reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, while sales missed estimates. The company also issued disappointing guidance.

Microsoft reported second-quarter revenue of $52.7 billion, missing a Street estimate of $52.97 billion. Earnings per share were $2.32 in the second quarter, beating a Street estimate of $2.30.

The company said it sees Q3 revenue in its intelligent cloud business of $21.7 billion to $22 billion.

Microsoft shares dropped 0.3% to trade at $241.38 on Wednesday.

These analysts made changes to their price targets on Microsoft following the release of results.

  • Raymond James cut the price target on Microsoft from $280 to $270. Raymond James analyst Andrew Marok maintained an Outperform rating on the stock.
  • JP Morgan slashed the price target on the stock from $275 to $265. JP Morgan analyst Mark Murphy maintained the stock with an Overweight.
  • Wolfe Research cut the price target on Microsoft from $280 to $265. Wolfe Research analyst Alex Zukin maintained the stock with an Outperform.
  • Mizuho lowered the price target on Microsoft from $290 to $280. Mizuho analyst Gregg Moskowitz maintained the stock with a Buy.
  • Jefferies slashed the price target on Microsoft from $280 to $275. Jefferies analyst Brent Thill maintained the stock with a Buy.
  • Stifel cut the price target on Microsoft from $290 to $275. Stifel analyst Brad Reback maintained the stock with a Buy rating.
  • Wedbush lowered the price target on Microsoft from $290 to $280. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives maintained the stock with an Outperform rating.

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