Current management is totally clueless and deserves no respect. They should have never bid for YHOO. Wasting billions on a portal with a failing search platform is totally idiotic.
|...that just returned from two days of partying and seeing the Eagles in Charlottesville with a beautiful woman...
You must be confused.
Beautiful women don't normally ride in PT cruisers. They *certainly* won't spend a weekend with a man whose 'dream car' is a pt cruiser.
"You haven't been here long enough to have any idea what I'm doing here and it's none of your fucking business anyway."
Oh dear. This would explain why you're single and without friends, premedicated.
When the stock was @ 30 people said this is DEAD money..... They were right and we are just moving w/ market> Financials are great, but longs (me) will have to wait for management to do something positive.
I think what happened is, in a word, Ballmer. But it's not recent, he's been CEO since 2000, and was President in 1998. And it's not really that simple. He actually seems to have been an improvement over the way things were going under Gates just previous to that.
I don't know for sure. I'll say this much though it seems we're at a low point at the moment. But if it drops below 28 then screw it I'm out, I don't care what my losses are and I'm moving on. The company's financials are solid, but the people running the place are loose cannons. They are just lucky they inherited an already strong company. If they were the ones running Microsoft from day one the company would have falled within the first couple years.
Because they can't get a straight answer from management. When management is as vague and contradicting as MSFT's management has been people start getting a little nervous as to what's actually going on.
<What has happened to msft, seems as if everyone just walks all over it. >
MSFT gets all the respect it deserves and more.
In 2000 ther were a handful noting that in their opinion Microsoft management was dishonest and deceiving their own shareholders.
Most of Wall Street blew it off at that time.
Now that Wall Street is better on board with the level of honesty of those running MSFT, they are getting more respect than they are due imo.
Listen, Microsoft is the geek portrayed in the Apple commercials. They will never get respect and you will have to live with that. Now, do you want respect or to make money? In the long run you will with MSFT, because respected or not -- they have a software product that is a virtual monopoly on PCs, a decent gaming business, and about 10% share in the online search biz ( which doubles with Yahoo ).
So, if want to be the cool guy in the Apple commercials , buy AAPL -- if you want to make money in the LONG run, buy MSFT at $28