Insider Bets Paying Off At Microsoft As New 52-Week High Reached

In trading on Friday, shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) touched a new 52-week high of $45.91/share. That's a 48.34% rise, or $14.96 per share from the 52-week low of $30.95 set back on 09/05/2013. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased MSFT stock any time over the past 52 weeks has an unrealized gain, including company insiders.

Over the past six months, insiders have been scooping up shares, and those bets are now paying off handsomely. As summarized by the table below, MSFT has seen 2 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

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Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/09/2014 G. Mason Morfit Director 2,950,501 $39.55 $116,701,309.50
08/05/2014 John Wendell Thompson Director 23,194 $43.12 $1,000,041.78

The chart below shows where MSFT has traded over the past year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Microsoft Corporation Moving Averages Chart

In afternoon trading on Friday, MSFT shares are changing hands at $45.91/share, right at the new 52-week high.

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