Here is why?: Sentiment shifts as institutions see MSFT growing in Mobile phone (290% growth) and Tablets. PE expands to 15 to that of S&P500. On 3.30 EPS for 2013 that is 3.30 * 15 = 49.5 (round it to 50). I am sure many on this board will respond to this post with a 22, 16, 10 prediction. That is fine. But mark this post and see what happens in 2013
Make a new low in 2013:
1. 12 years of no stock growth was the harbinger of bad thing to come.
2. Vista and Zune were the messenger that the end of MSFT as a market leader is coming.
3. iPhone business alone made more revenue and profit than all of MSFT Corp was the beginning of the end.
3. Surface and W8 indicate the end of MSFT is sooner than later.