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There are no notifications for Microsoft at least since 2014.

Peer Group

Peer groups are used by companies to benchmark executive compensation and performance. Each company identifies its own peer group. Peer groups vary from company to company.

Peer Group

Company Ticker Market Cap
Apple Inc. AAPL $1,180b
Microsoft Corp. MSFT $1,140b
Alphabet Inc. GOOG $936b
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN $872b
Facebook Inc. FB $558b
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $367b
Walmart Inc. WMT $337b
Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM $296b
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ $249b
Pfizer Inc. PFE $210b

Companies Who Named Microsoft as a Peer

Company Ticker Market Cap
Apple Inc. AAPL $1,180b
Microsoft Corp. MSFT $1,140b
Alphabet Inc. GOOG $936b
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN $872b
Facebook Inc. FB $558b
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $367b
Visa Inc. V $358b
Walmart Inc. WMT $337b
UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH $267b
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ $249b

 

Peer Flag Comparison

The return to a company’s stock is not the only measure of executive performance. Ethics matter, and growth can quickly reverse and gains evaporate if a company’s accounting and financial reporting processes are not fundamentally sound and trustworthy. How does Microsoft's accounting quality compare to its peer group?
MSFT PEER GROUP FLAGS
Lawsuits
Significant Litigation 9
Class Actions 9
Securities Law 1 8
External Pressures
Shareholder Activism 9
Cybersecurity 2 7
Management Review
CEO Changes 5 3 1
CFO Changes 3 6
Insider Sales 2 2 5
Auditor Assessment
Auditor Experience 9
Auditor Tenure 5 4
Audit Fees 2 7
Non-Audit Fees 8 1

 

 

 

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