Why Microsoft Shares Are Rising

Why Microsoft Shares Are Rising

Microsoft Corporation MSFT shares are trading higher by 2.37% to $289.01 during Wednesday's trading session amid overall market strength following a better-than-expected July CPI report. Today's report has helped cool inflation concerns and lifted economic sentiment, which could benefit consumer spending.

What Happened?

The headline CPI rose 8.5% in July, down from 9.1% in June. June had marked the highest CPI inflation reading since November 1981. The July CPI reading also came in below economist estimates of 8.7%.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, was up 5.9% in July, below economist estimates of a 6.1% gain... Read More

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According to data from Benzinga Pro, Microsoft has a 52-week high of $349.67 and a 52-week low of $241.51.

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