Msft even withOUT windows 8 and surface would still meat street's estimates. Now with windows 8 selling to every PC makers across the planet, earnings will blow every expectations. In regards to Surface, articles have been bashing how surface didn't sell as expected but I beg to differ based on my own observations. I have been to a few msft stores and I saw with my own eyes before I started investing in msft. I saw people buying surface like the hottest thing in the market, the same crowd as apple store.
Future: Surface Pro releasing in sometimes this month shoud be a better version of Surface, this should sell even better. The new Xbox is comming out this June.
Thus, there are plenty of factors that should put this at a price target of $33 and $38 as mentioned by some analysts.
now, this is what i call someone has some brain!!! Servers and Tools are groing at 10% a year, and Officesells by itslef, without need for new hardware, and in fcat many Windows sell in retial and by the software itself, so no need for new hardware either. Serch is doin well, and X-box is sellign well. Even if Surface is sellign at 750,000 this quater, but avrage price is 600$ a piece, so we are loking at $500 millions extra fresh top line fora fesh new proiduct that is only i the market for 2 mlonths.
Plus rorket sold blance sheet, and net profit margin at more than 20% , and dividend at 3.5% and growing, and an effective p/e just 6. Perfect candidate for a double over coming 18 months or so!!!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Just on the mere fact that Windows 8 is in the new computers of Dell, Sony, HPQ, Lenovo, and Cellphones is enought reason to buy into msft, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS TRADING AT THE BOTTOM. Mark this post and thank me later in two months.
The PC sales have been on the downtrend for a while. Without proof of increasing sales on the mobile and tablets (the early RT numbers don't look promising), Microsoft may have a hard time convincing the market (and us) that its business is on firm foundation.
donot forget msft has 70$ billions of cash in the bank. if msft do drop like you state, msft will be able to buy back 50% of all its shares!!!!! Of course,, it is not going to happen as you like. Go buy Apple.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
a couple of dimes away, you may miss the gravy train completely. Msft has a lot of things going on: earnings, surface pro, surface #, windows 8, new xbox, and trading at the bottom is one of them.
I don't wish to get into politics; I don't understand it nor do I wish to learn anything on a group of children claiming self- importance and leeching on tax money. The market pattern is usually sell at the end of the year to cut losses, equaling gains. Then buying starts in the new year, gain is generally seen in Feb-March. If msft is $15, I will sell my own blood to buy shares.