Microsoft shares fall for a third straight session on Thursday, company poised to reveal its Adaptive Controller for Xbox One consoles

May 18, 2018 9:57 am

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is expected to reveal its Adaptive Controller, which will be compatible with Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft shares closed lower for a third consecutive trading session on Thursday. It has also been the steepest daily loss since May 2nd. The stock went down 1.00% ($0.97) to $96.18, after touching an intraday low at $95.84, or a price level not seen since May 9th ($95.05).

In the week ended on May 13th the shares of the tech giant added 2.67% to their market value compared to a week ago, which marked the fourth gain out of five weeks. It has also been the best performance since the week ended on April 15th.

However, due to the recent string of losses, the stock has pared its advance to 2.84% so far during the current month, following a 2.47% surge in April. The latter has been the fifth gain out of seven months.

For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed company rose 37.66%, following another 12.00% surge in 2016.

The accessibility-focused controller is to be priced at $99.99 and will be made available for purchase later in 2018, the Journal reported.

The rectangular controller will feature two large programmable buttons as well as 19 jacks, which users with disabilities can connect to a variety of peripherals such as joysticks, buttons, switches and foot pedals.

“For gamers with limited mobility, finding controller solutions to fit their individual needs has been challenging”, Microsoft Corp said in a statement.

“The solutions that exist today are often expensive, hard to find, or require significant technical skill to create. Our goal was to make the device as adaptable as possible, so gamers can create a setup that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable.”

According to data by AbleGamers, more than 33 million users in North America, who play video games, have a disability of some type.

According to CNN Money, the 33 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding Microsoft’s stock price, have a median target of $110.00, with a high estimate of $130.00 and a low estimate of $75.00. The median estimate is a 14.37% surge compared to the closing price of $96.18 on May 17th.

The same media also reported that 27 out of 35 surveyed investment analysts had rated Microsoft’s stock as “Buy”, while 6 – as “Hold”. On the other hand, 1 analyst had recommended selling the stock.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, today’s levels of importance for the Microsoft stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $96.34
R2 – $96.49
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $96.65
R4 (Long Breakout) – $97.12
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $97.66
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $97.89

S1 – $96.02
S2 – $95.87
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $95.71
S4 (Short Breakout) – $95.25
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $94.70
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $94.47

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $96.90
R1 – $98.75
R2 – $99.80
R3 – $101.65
R4 – $103.50

S1 – $95.85
S2 – $94.00
S3 – $92.95
S4 – $91.90

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