ok, but earnings were up 20% over last year's same quarter. Hence the stock should have support until the New Products iPHONE6 in several sizes and prices, even higher priced, comes out this Fall.
MSFT is getting it from both directions, and losing both ends of the market share spectrum. Take away MSFT's acquisitions revenues, and it had little revenues growth, and earnings decline.
Agreed. Also look beyond the numbers. MSFT is losing growth market share to GOOG/Samsung/Android on the low end (and how can you beat vs. free software GOOG gives away for ads), and to APPLE on the High End. MSFT is DIEING... the new JC Penney... caught in the shrinking middle.
NO ORGANIC GROWTH. Take out the sale from MSFT's unprofitable Acquisitions (Nokia...etc.) and this pig-with-wings stock has only single digits sales growth, and virtually no earnings growth (2% earns. per share growth is the forecast -- a jOKE)
IBM-Apple deal from high end, and GOOGLE free software and Android cheap phones from Low-End, put a Knife in Back and in Heart of MICROSOFT. Sooner you bail out of Dead Money MSFT, better off you'll be.
yep, its the Adams Family TV show all over. But don't forget, even though they were crazy, they were rich.
Lets face it, MICROSOFT would NOT be laying off over 10% of its workforce if it wasn't LOSING Market share in High End to APPLE-IBM, and in the low-end to GOOGL-Samdung products.
Lets face it, MSFT wouldn't be laying off 14,000 people or about 10% of its workforce, if APPLE was not "kicking its #$%$" on the higher priced end, and Google-Samdung steam-rolling MSFT-NOK on the mid to low end. So why MSFT laying off over 14,000 employees leads to MSFT stock being up?
Next thing we'll see write-off of acquisition billions paid for NOK
go figure. MSFT - NOK didn't make it, plain and simple. They are losing out to APPLE on the high end, and being steam-rolled by cheap no profits GOOGL / Samdung junk on the low end. Yet oddly no-growth MSFT's shares are up today.
Agreed. The real target of APPLE giving IBM rights to sell its mobile devices to big corp. market is to thwart Microsoft-Nokia, and to block Samsung from further advances. The target can't be little Blackberry which only has about 1% of US Market in smartphones. If Blackberry's 1% is the market Apple-IBM is after, then Apple-IBM have no growth left.
Agreed, IBM-Apple is after MSFT and maybe even Samsung, despite Android #$%$ sells mainly to low income markets
Not me, I sold Calls expire this July 19th, for $96.43 exercise price (whatever that was pre-split, maybe $675 )
Right, AAPL's losing its gains as we write. And the real point, is how is RIMS' or BBRY's remaining 1 - 2% of Market Share in USA going to do any good for IBM-APPLE even if they get 1/4 of that? So they get 0.25 - .5%? Come on folks that's not what they are after ... they are AFTER MSFT-NOK and GOOGL-Samsung.
right, furthermore MSFT-NOK and GOOGL-Samsung are more AAPL-IBM's target than BBRY. Ignore the news today on this re. BBRY or buy BBRY shares as I just picked up 5,000 at $9.95
Hello knumb-nuts at some Candian Newspaper and Copied by DOW JONES NEWS SVC. into USA. Blackberry only has 1% of the Smartphone Market anymore. Who cares about getting that? The AAPL-IBM deal is against MSFT-NOKIA and GOOGL and SAMSUNG all of whom have a lot more market share in both Smartphones and Tablet Computers.
Remember how annoyed Tamermus poster was with Tim Cook when AAPL stock was down? She even started repeating what some #$%$-Neo was posting tons of when Apple stock was down blaming it on Tim Cook being a #$%$". He wasn't. But where are they now that AAPL stock has recovered? If it was the fault of Tim Cook being a #$%$ (which he wasn't) when AAPL stock was down, then why are not the same idiots and #$%$-Neos now praising him for being #$%$" since stock is up? Back then, I pointed out the world should be thankful for Steve Jobs, who like OBama, straddled several religions (Steve Jobs father was Syrian Muslim, his mother Christian American, and he converted to Bhuddism). Funny now that AAPL stock is recovered, the hate-spewers seem to have moved on to another stock-board.