Microsoft Stock

Steve Ballmer’s run as the head of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) is winding down after his somewhat surprising decision to exit the company within a year. Yet the move may make the difference between Microsoft being a mediocre technology company or a technology company blazing ahead of its competitors,…

Everyone, myself included, is anxiously waiting for the new “iPhone” by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL), slated to be introduced to the market in September. However, I don’t think I would be counting BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ/BBRY) in this group, as the former high-flyer and king of smartphones could soon be…

Wow, what the heck just happened at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT)? The company reported earnings that missed the target by a whopping $0.23 per diluted share. I should also add to that question: what explanation did CEO Steven A. Ballmer offer? Could you imagine the look on Bill Gates’…

Did you notice that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) is a hot commodity once again? After essentially trading in a sideways channel since late 2009 to April 2013, the stock broke out to a new 52-week and multiyear high of $35.10 on Monday, according to my stock analysis. With the…

BlackBerry (NASDAQ/BBRY;TSX/BB), formerly known as Research In Motion, surged 12% on Monday after an upgrade from Bernstein Research to an “Outperform” and a $22.00 price target. Market optimism toward the company’s newly launched “BlackBerry 10” (BB10) operating system and line of devices is driving some speculative money into…

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) is no longer the stock that Wall Street craved in the ’90s, when the stock price traded at a record high of over $58.00 in December 1999. That was then. In the 12 years since, the maker of the “Windows” operating system has fallen by…

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is now the biggest company in the history of the world based on its market-cap of $629 billion as of Tuesday. Prior to this, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) held this status back in 1999 when its market cap was over $600 billion. Microsoft’s value in 1999…

Technology stocks move at an extremely fast pace with the continued development and innovation of software and hardware. When looking at the market sector for software, a few large names pop up that have a large percentage of market share compared to other technology stocks. Two of these…

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) appears to be tightening its grip on the smartphone market on news that former high-flying cell phone maker Nokia Corporation (NYSE/NOK) is hurting. The Finnish company seems to be on its way down. Recently, Nokia announced it would be axing 10,000 jobs in its struggle…

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is the king of smartphones, but Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) wants a big piece of the sector. In fact, Microsoft announced last Monday it would pay $300 million for a 17% stake in a new division of troubled Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE/BKS) that includes the…

When people think about blue-chips, they imagine a big, slow firm generating stable corporate earnings and a good dividend yield. Blue-chips, to most people’s minds, are not capable of new innovations or substantially increasing their corporate earnings and dividend yield. But Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) might be the exception…

The stock market is at a multi-year high. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) broke to a new 52-week high on Thursday on mounting optimism that this past Wall Street tech star can regain its lost glory in the stock market. The hope for Microsoft rests on the new to-be-released “Windows…

Long-term investors in Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ/YHOO) are not shedding a tear for founder Jerry Yang on the news that he has resigned from the Board of Directors and all other positions with the firm. They bitterly remember the news on February 1, 2008, that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) had…

The floods in Thailand that began in July of 2011 are still being felt today on several levels. On a human scale, it is a tragedy, as over 12 million people were affected and there have been over 600 deaths. It is tragic when innocent people suffer from…

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) presented muted results after its fiscal first-quarter revenues were only marginally above estimates, while its earnings were in-line. The stock has been a disappointment over the past decade, becoming viewed as a boring technology play with limited growth and a lack of vision. While the…

I sometimes fantasize about making fantastic stock market selections comparable to winning the lottery. The best part of the fantasy is answering questions such as, "What would I do with, oh, I don't know, a few million dollars?" Or, in a different context, "What would I do if…