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Microsoft to Lead Surge in IT Industry Profits: Moody's

Daniel Liberto

Software purchases, the migration to cloud-based systems and investments to enhance digital capabilities should trigger a surge in IT company profits over the next few years, according to Moody’s Investors Services. In a research note, reported on by Barron’s, analyst Stephen Sohn and his colleagues predicted that the likes of Adobe Systems Inc. ( ADBE), Microsoft Corp. ( MSFT), NetApp Inc. ( NTAP), Oracle Corp. ( ORCL) and Salesforce.com Inc. ( CRM) will deliver profits that easily outpace global economic growth. Moody’s identified Microsoft as the biggest beneficiary of industry-wide structural drivers.