You are correct MSFT has not had a stock split in a while. I believe it was in 2003. The yield is 2.92 % or around .28 cents per share. It is a steady eddie stock quietly becoming a momentum stock/mutual fund/growth stock and all kinds of good things.
I am not going to comment on mgmt. for the last decade. I will say that it took a long time to develop cutting edge never been done for Technology like XBOX ONE/Windows 8/Surface Pro/Windows Phone/ Microsoft Cloud Services.
There is no manual to open up and read on developing break through products. IT TAKES TIME.
All the products I mentioned are new break through tech "The Next Big Thing". This was also done in the worst economic conditions of most of our lives.
All things considered, they are currently riding the wave of the hottest tech on the market. It all works and is a great experience in my opinion.
If your due diligence makes you agree, I believe the upcoming years 1-3 will bring Microsoft back into the stock split continuous stock price rise era.
I firmly believe this, but it is my opinion only. MSFT is rolling over anyone in their path at the moment and it is a steady eddie / momentum stock right now.
Right back at you clellve . You are one of the Nokia original gang. Thanks for all your great posts on the Nokia board. Speaking of Nokia. What a company. If anyone has not seen the Nokia 2520 with it's 14 hours of battery life with the stand you need to see it. 4g lte modem in addition to WIFI is included in the Nokia. Sold at Verizon, ATT & Microsoft. It looks like a big Nokia Phone. The ultimate machine for field reps or anyone in their car. This thing is a work of art. The Nokia 1020 is one of the greatest electronics inventions of our time. Go to youtube or instagram and look at some of the pictures. Truly amazing and it runs the great Windows 8. Don't forget the 1520 or 1320. I hope I have all the numbers right. Days have been long lately. If it says Nokia and has Windows 8 buy it. It is that simple. Nokia makes extremely nice equipment. Best in the business. Since it seems I am personally listened to by google I better wisper that it blows the MOTO X off the earth.
Hey don't do evil right? Respectability and greatness is earned. Nokia has earned it. Windows 8 has earned it. Full steam ahead.
You has to be a member of Costco. The discounted price they are selling XBOX one at will offset the membership fees. You will enjoy the saying there anyway.
I did not play games until a week ago. I received the XBOX One for app screening and the unbelievable entertainment part of it. I am now addicted to the games. This machine i unbelievably good regardless of your age. Costco also has the Dell 8" tablet and a very very large tablet. This is likely the largest tablet in the world. Verizon and ATT are both selling the Nokia 2520.
The Windows 8 machines and XBOX One are a life changing experience.
If you do not like these, get to the doctor for some anti-depressants or some shet like that.
Microsoft came out of no where and is kicking a.
I choose to work. If I did not want to, I could just live off my Microsoft gains and the dividend. So say you hate Microsoft. If you buy the stock, you will eventually not have to work or at least on your own terms.
Microsoft is famous for doing two for one splits. Not so much lately but they used to. I was an Investor since the first year. If it keeps going like this year the splits will come.
The one idiot or two that try and bash Microsoft here are 2 people against a billion. That is insanity or institutional grade behavior you desperate bashers.
MICROSOFT STOCK IS GOING MUCH MUCH HIGHER AS THEY ARE LITERRALLY KILLING IT RIGHT NOW DO TO WINDOWS 8 DOT 1. ONCE AGAIN, I CAN LIVE OFF MY MICROSOFT STOCK ON A DAILY BASIS. JUST MY OPINION, ASK SOMEONE IF YOU CAN LIVE OFF MICROSOFT STOCK YOURSELF. I AM LOVING ME SOME WINDOW 8 DOT 1 AND ADDICTED TO THIS F'N XBOX ONE. C'MON SOFTY YOU ARE KILLING ME, THIS IS TOO MUCH FUN MAN.
A threat to Microsoft? On my Surface 2 Pro I have a split screen with 2 home security monitoring systems. Full Screen HD . I have to monitor my Mother after she had a stroke. If she loses the remote, I can zoom in and find it. I can monitor multiple rooms and still have 10 pop 3 email programs running in the background checking email addresses every few seconds.
I can have Visual Studio open developing Software for Microsoft Windows 8 computers. I can plug in my Nokia Lumia phone unlock it with Windows developer software and then test an app on Software that is still in development. I can open sky drive and download a photo or two into Adobe Photoshop and remove the background. I can then run an FTP program to upload my files to a server.
I can open Microsoft Office work on a spreadsheet or type a document. I can take a break and while still monitoring a home camera system access my XBOX One via Smart Glass. I can access my merchant account, charge a few credit cards SECURELY and then log into any ordering website in the world and use anything it can throw at me.
There is nothing I cannot do on my Microsoft Surface 2 Pro. I had it in 12 different locations, on the road, a desk, chair & bed.
One of the thing that is genius with the Surface 2 Pro is the multi-position stand. It makes it useable not a toy.
I can either use my wireless modem or with a Verizon share everything, I just go into Internet Sharing under settings on My NOKIA LUMIA (Best Phone in World) and in a few seconds I am tethering off of the Lumia's 4G blazing fast Internet connection via the Microsoft Surface 2 PRO. Man this Windows 8.1 is F in awesome.
I have to go and play XBOX One. I did not play games before this week. Now I am addicted to Forza a racecar game that Is yet another unbelievable experience from Softy.
Bottom Line: Shills like are looking and sounding so F in foolish that foolish is to king of a word. I think f in jerk is a better description for it. Bing it vitch.
Apple & Google are not small time nuisances. Apple was still reveling in the Jobs Effect. Google was throwing away money made on click fraud and going the phones away for free.
So in actuality Stephen Elop did an incredibly good job. He took over a company that was literally selling old flip phones in the hey day of the "iPhone". The products Nokia came are indisputably the best phones in the world. They are unbreakable, have features like 41 mp camera, etc. There are experiments with that phone with a robotic helicopter that can take photos better than rigs that cannot be spoken of.
Go to one of the social apps and look at photos taken with that camera. They are unbelievable when you realize it was taken with a cell phone.
In addition, Elope managed to make key deals with Facebook overseas that made Nokia knocking on the door of #3.
Nokia put Blackberry out of business.
The phones are now going after Google and Apple.
Laugh all you want. The Windows ecosystem is hot and people are loving it.
So Mr. Ford man you can't dress like me. Elope has the passion, drive and he get's it.
Elop will make Microsoft #2 in phone in 2014-2015. The XBOX One can also be used with Nokia phones using the smart glass app.
The vision of Office on the phones helped to get Gov. & Corp. contracts.
Microsoft is going higher. Much higher.
It is addictive. Played 4 or 5 races on courses all over world and it is just the most amazing experience. I would not want the Internet Explorer browser open as the split screen even though it is possible. People can work or supposed to be working at home and have the experience of their lives.
Sony can play games. The XBOX one is on a complete new level. It would take forever just to tell you about SKYPE group phone calls, voice commands, apps, skydrive and on and on and on.
This is a real game changer no pumping. Everyone said I was pumping both Nokia Phones and this about 2 years ago. This is not pumping. It is the real deal. A game changer on a cheap stock with plethera's of wealth streams.
They are making so much money it is beyond believe and I would think someone who posted like me was just a pumper. It is not true. Every single thing I have said has come true and this XBOX One, Nokia Phones, Sky Drive (Cloud Services) and Surface 2's are so hot that I really cannot believe it myself. It is true and is what it is.
Short this stock and you get HANDLED.
If you have a Nokia Phone Download the New XBOX ONE GLASS app. The phones were pre loaded with an old version. I used the XBOX One controller to play a race car game called Forza. It is just an unbelievable good time. You can use the Nokia phone to control the XBOX One system. It is just a matter of entering your Microsoft account name and bingo.
Even if you have not played a game since you were 16, you will love this thing. Movies, Music, voice command for watching tv shows.
I was horrible at the game first time around. By the second time the sound of the race car coming through my BOSE speakers and the large screen tv is just f in unbelievable. Controller vibrates and you have a button on right for forward and left for reverse. You control the gas and have to ease up going into the turns but the race car sounds are awesome. High performance tweaked engines sounds screaming out of my speakers.
Now it is asking me to select a car for classic race. It will take a little while to get used to, but it is the most incredible electronic equipment ever.
NOTHING ELSE IS EVEN CLOSE. It is not just games, it is the living room wonderland of fun and entertainment.
Stock is a must own. It is just too good of an experience to think anything else.
Not only XBOX One. The Surprise of all time was the original Surface RT was Best Buy's top seller on Black Friday. Not the NEW SURFACE 2 but the old model.
I am not sure if the price was irresistible or people thought they were buying the new one. It sort of surprised everyone. I actually considered just buying some to keep in different rooms, etc.
Microsoft ONE and the Windows 8 experience are very very hot this holiday season.
BING IT IIS RIGHT.
That is because all these a hole analyst cannot figure out that bing ad revenue clicks will be generated by these Windows 8 machines. They all have bing integration. So million of machines generate millions of ad clicks.
CHA CHING. I just did you work for you street, Goldman, BOA and all you other shill analyst. Bing it. XBOX One has bing search. Microsoft makes money on ad clicks you idiots.
Thanks for your post williamdavis960. You are helping to educate these dumb analyst and jimbo.
Imagine trying to stop a tidal wave. Not happening it feels like the good ole days. Microsoft is the best buy on Wall Street. Divies are desert. Man I am lovin my Surface 2 pro, Nokia w8 phone, Xbox One & sky drive Softies cloud.
Microsoft said today that it set records. I got a gold membership. You just hold the paper up in front of Kinect and it scans it. It recognizes me. I hooked up Bose speakers and the music is amazing. I would pay 2000 for this thing. It has internet explorer Bing searches. That means billions of dollars in increased advertising revenue
Goldman should be sued for a downgrade 2 weeks ago. How can a device that sells millions not increase ad click revenue on Bing when it is integrated into Xbox one selling millions of units in the coming years. The eco system boost is enormous. If your short, retire you are too old to get it. Nonymous.
1. You just pointed out why Microsoft is killing it dumb a. They make more on tablets than they would if HP sold an old PC. Now they get Surface profits and software profits plus all the money they spend in the ecosystem. I have spent between 1000 & 2000 in the ecosystem since last week. Plus I spent several hundred dollars per day on bing advertising.
2. Windows 8 is not turning consumers off. Google and Apple are ATTEMPTING to copy every aspect of it. The live tiles, apps is a fantastic experience. Best electronic experience of my life.
3. Older Pc's are good enough????????????? I get 10 friggin hours of battery life on a tablet. I have a tablet with a 4g lte modem in it, I have a huge screen Windows 8 tablet that is a speed demon. My Windows 7 Machines collect dust. That comment is just plain dumb.
4. Fewer Pc's needed at home. You must be a loner. Every kid want's their own tablet and or PC. They do not watch tv. They watch it on the internet or movies on dvd's. C'mon man that is ridiculous.
5 Microsoft is the hottest stock to invest in for cloud plays. One good reason is they are the only ones that are allowed to provide services for DOD, Gov. & agencies that cannot be mentioned. You must be out of it. Microsoft is killing it in the cloud space.
Everything is off the chain. Everyone at Microsoft is high off of the crazy demand for product at this moment.
Surface, XBOX One, Nokia Phones & Cloud Services are killing the competition.
YOU ARE A SHILL.
It was on sale. That is still shocking to see the Surface RT outselling APPLE Ipads on Black Friday. The Surface 2 is much better so there are brighter lights ahead.
The odder thing is that XBOX 360 was the 3rd or 4th best seller. I seriously wonder if some kid sends his mom into Best Buy to get a XBOX One and they picked up the XBOX 360 thinking it was the XBOX ONE. That happened on the Microsoft site also.
That is a puzzler there. Of course they could not buy the new Surface, Surface 2 Pro or XBOX ONE because they are SOLD THE F OUT.
Shortie is in trouble. BIG TROUBLE. How is that downgrade working the week prior to the release Goldman & Bank of America. Now there are two a hole firms that should be dragged into court to explain that irresponsible and negligent call. The hottest products Microsoft or anyone else has seen since Steve Jobs first IPHONE. He was good, Apple is no longer the same. So Goldman & Bank of America just hide and their unprofessional call or downgrade fly through the wind with the shills that tried to create an "event".
How does it feel to have retail kicking your A?
You jerks, shills, shorts, analysts, commentators and message board rats are looking dumber and more ridiculous every day.
Can't deny it now. BING IT vitch.
Microsoft also has one of if not the largest advertising campaign running. If you watch any TV you are seeing Microsoft commercials. If you watch NFL, there are too many commercials for Microsoft.
Genius Retailing = Massive advertising, create demand for a hot product and only make it available in a high profit software combo package that includes pure profit Microsoft memberships.
Shorts are SCREWED. Microsoft is running over APPLE NOW. If you need to bring your ITunes into the Windows 8 echo system there is an APP for that. Use the XBOX with Bose and you will not miss that little buzzy Ipad toy. They should only be allowed to sell IPads at Toys R US Now. GAME CHANGER
I predicted that the Console alone would be nearly impossible to get. I guess Microsoft really knows how to make the big bucks on sales. I bought two of the $699.00 bundles today as gifts but may sell one. You get the console, Xbox Gold, Microsoft 3 year product replacement & your choice of two games. It seems Microsoft saves all the consoles for the package deals where they make a killing. I made the purchases through the consumer main Microsoft website. I have seen days where Microsoft had high demand when everyone was upgrading etc. They said this was insane volume. It was like everyone was trying to get one first thing in the morning on Microsoft's own site. Best Buy and Amazon were all sold out.
EXPENSIVE PACKAGE DEALS. CHA CHING FOR STOCKHOLDERS. Seriously, the bundle has a couple hundred in profit for Microsoft (xbox gold & Microsoft care) included does not cost them. IT IS PURE PROFIT.
I will remind everyone that the package deals where sold out recently also. More became available this morning. I was lucky enough to buy two. It is a lot of money but it will be 5-7 years of great entertainment and an unbelievable experience. It is the best product on the market. I am even going to play two of the games myself and just give the console to someone who does not play games.
Even if you think it does not fit you or you are to old for a game machine. Do some research. This is a home entertainment, Internet browsing, Skype calling, Movie Playing, Music Playing, blu ray, dvd's, etc good time Charlie machine.
Yes, I spent a lot. On the other hand, I made more than that on the Microsoft stock I hold. Get enough of msft and you can live on the dividends and profits. Sell a little it goes higher and take a little off. Live off of Msft stock while enjoying the expensive extremely profitable items Microsoft lures consumers into buying because they cannot get a console alone.
Mark the calendar. Microsoft has the hot product of the years holiday shopping.
It is a good deal. You get 3 years protection, Xbox membership so you can watch exclusive movies, etc. You get the console and 2 choices of games. Even if you do not think you will like this, you will. You deserve it. It will last for years and be your favorite thing you ever bought. The XBOX ONE is currently the hottest product in the world. Get Call of Duty and shoot up the place and wind down. Then watch a movie and Football exclusives. It is great for people who have had a stroke and cannot use a remote.
Say XBOX On. Say Redskins game or cncbc. It has voice commands that assist people in need and an easy experience for everyone. The split screen and Windows 8 apps, bing is building out the ecosystem like a tidal wave. This is big.
The wait on phone to order or assist with order is 30-45 min. The web site has so many people trying to order it may not give an order confirmation. It is best to call 1877696-7786 and press 2 to find out if it went through den though you did not receive an order #. That is what they told me. They said it was due to higher than expected volume.
If it does not say this is your order number at end try again. Extreme volume some games sold out 15 minutes ago. H Stern pumped this with boba booyee. Demand is now insane.
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