Microsoft Corporation Stock 10 Year History

| February 25, 2019More Stocks

If you want to invest in stocks and be successful, you have to do your analysis. To help your analysis, this report gives you various insights from past 10-year performance of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock in NASDAQ exchange.

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After reading this report, you will know the average annual return of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock and the performance compared to broader market indices. Additionally, you will see the relative performance against similar stocks.

This report has 6 sections that will help you gain valuable insights regarding Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock's past 10-year history.

Note: We will update this report at most every month or at least every quarter (there can be exceptions). The data range used to generate this report is between 2009-02-13 and 2019-02-11.

Below is a table of contents to help you navigate between the sections.

  1. MSFT Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return
  2. How Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market
  3. How Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Performed Against Large Cap Stocks
  4. MSFT Stock Vs Similar Market Cap Stocks
  5. 10 Biggest One-Day Gains
  6. 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

1 MSFT Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return

MSFT 10-Year Price Chart:

Below is a graph showing closing prices of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) for the past 10 years. The below chart uses adjusted close instead of market close prices. (Adjusted close factors in corporate or institutional level actions outside the market.)

10 Year Price Chart Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Average Annual Return:

Assume you had invested in MSFT stock on 2009-02-13. Assume you had remained invested for 10 years through 2019-02-11. Then the average annual return can be calculated using the formula shown below.

R = 100 x [(EP/SP)^1/10 - 1]where,
EP - MSFT price at 2019-02-11 = 105.25
SP - MSFT price at 2009-02-13 = 14.898
and R stands for the annual return.

If we substitute the values, we will be able to find the R-value as follows.
R = 100 x [(105.25/14.898)1/10 - 1]
= 21.59 %

The (above) calculated return corresponds to the past 10-year history of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). If you want to know the returns for the ongoing year (2019) visit the, 2019 performance report of MSFT stock.

Note:

  1. We haven't factored in the dividends (if any) in the above calculation.
  2. We have used geometric mean to calculate the average annual return.

An Interesting Question:

If you had invested 1000 $ in MSFT 10 years ago, how much your investment would have grown by now?

We just found the annual return to be 21.59% Higher%. Therefore, your investment now would be 7062.83$.

2 How Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market

You should not evaluate a stock in isolation. Rather, you will benefit more if you assess the performance against broad indices and similar stocks.

This section compares how MSFT performed relative to the NASDAQ composite index. (You can think of NASDAQ composite index as a reflection of the entire stock market.)

Below graph compares 10-Year returns of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) vs NASDAQ composite. The blue line represents MSFT stock while red represents the NASDAQ composite. Both the lines represent the percentage changes in the respective prices over time.Performance of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Against NASDAQ Composite Index

Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)21.59%
NASDAQ (IXIC)15.21%

Thus, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has returned 42% Higher compared to NASDAQ composite.

3 How Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Performed Against Large Cap Stocks

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is a Large cap stock. (A Large-cap stock has a market valuation of Over $10 billion USD.)

Below section compares how Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has performed compared to other Large-cap stocks in general. We have compared the closing prices of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) against the Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL) index.

Performance of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Against Dow Jones Large Cap Index
Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)21.59%
Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL)12.69%

Thus, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has returned 70% Higher compared to Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL).

4 MSFT Stock Vs Similar Market Cap Stocks

Below section compares how Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has performed against other companies with similar Market Capitalization. We have compared the closing prices of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) against the Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL), Facebook, Inc.(FB) stocks.

Performance of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Against Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL),Facebook, Inc.(FB) stocks
Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)21.59%
Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)19.91%
Facebook, Inc.(FB)17.2%

Thus, MSFT has returned 8% Higher compared to Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL). AND 26% Higher compared to Facebook, Inc.(FB).

5 10 Biggest One-Day Gains

Note: *Last two sections use close and not adjusted close.

Knowing biggest one-day gains helps one to visualize the volatility of a stock. These days usually reflect a high volume of buying due to factors like good earnings.

Below table shows 10 biggest one-day gains of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock. The table also lists the dates to help you analyze what could have triggered the price movement.

DateOpenCloseGain %
2009-03-1015.3716.487.22%
2009-04-0118.2319.315.92%
2018-12-2695.14100.565.70%
2009-03-2317.3718.335.53%
2009-04-2419.8220.915.50%
2018-02-0686.8991.335.11%
2018-04-0487.8592.335.10%
2015-04-2445.6647.874.84%
2011-10-0424.325.344.28%
2009-05-2619.5420.344.09%

Below is a graph of the biggest one-day gains of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT).

10 Biggest One-Day Gains Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

For analyzing trends, some investors give more importance to gains and losses over a 52 week period than longer durations like 10 years. If you also think so, have a look at the 52 weeks report for MSFT.

6 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

Let us now see 10 biggest one-day losses of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) stock.

Note: Generally, losses test investor emotions. Many sell at the wrong time due to fear of loss. These are days when investors would have lost most.

DateOpenCloseLoss %
2018-03-2794.9489.47-5.76%
2010-01-2929.928.18-5.75%
2018-10-24108.41102.32-5.62%
2018-02-0889.7185.01-5.24%
2015-08-2145.343.07-4.92%
2015-08-2542.56540.47-4.92%
2010-05-2626.2325.01-4.65%
2018-10-10111.24106.16-4.57%
2009-02-2318.0217.21-4.50%
2009-10-2329.228.02-4.04%

Below is a graph of the biggest one-day percentage losses of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT).

10 Biggest One-Day Losses Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Conclusion:

Hopefully, the above report helps you learn about the past ten-year performance of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) shares. Kindly use the sections below to suggest corrections or improvements to the report.

Recommended Reading: Some investors prefer dividend paying companies. If you are one, have a look at the MSFT dividend history.

Disclaimer:

We have validated the data to the best of our knowledge. If you find data inaccuracies kindly let us know using the contact form so that we can act promptly.

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