The big mounths spouting their uninformed opinions in the media have one purpose:
To prevent you from making a profit. Think outside the box and use you common sense. In the case of Microsoft, read the quarterly report very very carefully. Definitely, ignore the headlines that put a negative spin on these earnings. The BSing pundits did the same to Netflix when the stock was selling in the 60s.
"Netflix shares plunged more than 16% in after-hours trading Tuesday as the company offered weak guidance for the fourth quarter and reported figures for new streaming subscriptions that fell well short of expectations" THAT WAS ON OCTOBER 23 WHEN THE PRICE WAS 68. TODAY NFLX JUST HIT 168, A 142% GAIN.