|Bid||108.36 x 1000|
|Ask||108.59 x 1200|
|Day's Range||106.80 - 108.88|
|52 Week Range||80.70 - 116.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.09|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||44.60|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.68%)|
|1y Target Est||125.15|
It's bad enough when your email inbox gets inundated with subscriptions and promotions you forgot you ever signed up for, but now Microsoft is thinking about injecting advertisements right into your inbox. According to Windows news site Aggiornamenti Lumia, the beta version of the company's Mail client for Windows 10 has been placing ads right at the top of the inbox -- though the company has since turned off the feature and claims that it was just an experiment. In a now-removed FAQ page on Microsoft's support website (archived here), the company explains that it was running pilot program testing ads in Mail.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime talks about the importance of the holiday sales season and Nintendo's future.
EA is looking to add more content to its subscription services, and 5G network rollouts are starting to make themselves felt.
Thomas Kurian was named head of Google's cloud business on Friday, replacing Diane Greene, who ran the unit for three years. Kurian previously spent 22 years at Oracle, which has been involved in a heated legal dispute with Google. Google's enterprise business has failed to keep pace with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
In an era of folding smartphones, who knew the plain old personal computer could still be interesting? Evidence of that came In the recently wrapped earnings season, where the strongest reports among large-cap techs came from the old “Win-tel” pair of Microsoft and Intel Corp. Despite a production shortage, Intel’s PC chip division saw revenue jump 16% year over year to a record level above $10 billion.
Owners of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock are investing in many things, ranging from cloud computing to productivity software to computers themselves. More and more, though, MSFT stock is a bet on artificial intelligence in general and conversational AI in particular.
Azure is Microsoft’s (MSFT) cloud services platform. Although Amazon’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Services (or AWS) continues to be the most popular cloud platform, Azure is growing faster than AWS. Its revenue has continued to grow at a rate of over 75% year-over-year in every quarter.
Shares of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), the parent company of Google, continue to struggle. Despite Alphabet’s robust earnings and revenue growth, investors have sold GOOG stock as competition and data privacy concerns weigh on the shares. Bad news and competitive challenges have taken their toll on GOOG stock.
Nike (NYSE:NKE) has long had a reputation for acting like a technology company, although its growth rate is more akin to that of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) than Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). Investors have been doing just that lately, tossing out Nike like it was Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the shares down almost 13% from their Sept. 21 peak, opening for trade November 15 at around $75. Nike, in other words, is a fashion name, not a technology name.
Greene, 63, will remain CEO through January, working with Kurian, who will join the Alphabet Inc. unit Nov. 26. Greene said in a blog post that she will stay as an Alphabet board member. During her tenure in charge of one of the internet giant’s central units, Greene rapidly expanded the business, hiring a major new salesforce and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in data centers and undersea cables.
A couple of years ago, Microsoft (MSFT) acquired LinkedIn for a valuation of $27 billion, its biggest acquisition to date. During the past two years, Microsoft has managed to grow LinkedIn very quickly. In the latest quarter, the number of sessions on LinkedIn—a key metric used to measure user engagement—increased 34% YoY (year-over-year).
Amazon pioneered that area with its Amazon Web Services operation, which (no exaggeration) has upended the trajectory of technology and business. Google also sells a version of its email, spreadsheet and document software to companies — an area in which it plays second fiddle to Microsoft and its collection of Office software. Second fiddle is exactly where Google has been in these and other areas broadly called cloud computing.
Until a few years ago, in the days of Windows 7, Microsoft (MSFT) didn’t take the cybersecurity business too seriously, which was evident from the fact that its antivirus solution, Microsoft Security Essentials, wasn’t among the top players in the software security market. It was followed by Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), Trend Micro, and EMC, each of which had a market share in the single digits.
Jeffrey Talpins, one of the highest earning hedge fund managers in 2017 according to Forbes, launched Proxima Alfa Investments USA LLS two years ago, before converting it into Element Capital Management, a spun-off hedge fund which has grown into one of the biggest hedge funds that uses a global macro investing strategy. The fund is […]