MSFT is on the calendar to report Q1 earnings tonight after the bell with a conference call that should begin around 5:30 p.m. ET (for context, MSFT reported at 4:08 p.m. ET last period in an 8K filing)

Capital IQ Consensus Estimate for MSFT's Q1 EPS is $0.72 on revenues of about $23.57 billion


MSFT has enjoyed the environment of a strong broader market and equally impressive tech sector. YTD, shares enjoy gains of about 26.1% vs the +22.0% gains in the Nasdaq Composite and +26.1% gains in the Tech ETF-XLK over that period.