3. As of noon trading, Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT) is up $0.87 (3.02) to $29.66 on heavy volume Thus far, 68.9 million shares of Microsoft Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.62-$30.24 after having opened the day at $29.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.79. Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $241.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Microsoft Corporation Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.