|Bid||109.50 x 800|
|Ask||109.69 x 1100|
|Day's Range||108.24 - 110.54|
|52 Week Range||78.01 - 116.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.31|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||51.47|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.69%)|
|1y Target Est||124.47|
Like with other companies, Microsoft's Spectre and Meltdown security fixes introduced a performance hit -- it mostly affected servers, but it was there. The company's Mehmet Iyigun has confirmed that a major Windows 10 update in the first half of 2019 will use Google's Retpoline solution to mitigate Spectre version 2 attacks without the usual slowdown. This won't need a more drastic microcode update, though, and it won't depend on collaboration with chip companies like AMD and Intel.
This seems to be a persistent theme of late as investors are looking for reasons to get out even though nothing has really changed for the past couple of months. Investors are looking to sell more than they are looking to buy these days. Why? Maybe it’s the upcoming midterm elections? Elections can shake things up for investors.
TECHTRADERDAILY BLOG Robust PC sales and demand for cloud services will boost (MSFT)’s stock price, according to two major Wall Street firms. The technology company is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Wednesday.
Representatives acting on behalf of Paul Allen filed documents to establish clear ownership of $130 million worth of residential real estate on Mercer Island two weeks before he died, according to King County records. The billionaire's representatives filed quit claim deeds, tax documents and other records concerning a total of 13 parcels on or around Oct. 1, the day Allen announced that his cancer had returned. As Allen disclosed his latest fight with the disease, his lawyers sold some of his property to the "2012 Allen Family Trust" and made clear that Allen, not the family trust, owned neighboring properties, according to the documents.
"Amazon AMZN , Google GOOGL , Microsoft MSFT — we like and own all of these, and one of the things that all three have in common is that they're huge players in cloud computing and that space is going to continue to see accelerating growth over the next several years," Tepper told CNBC's " Trading Nation " on Friday.
An industry-leading collaboration among Microsoft (MSFT), Eastside Health Network (EHN) and Premera Blue Cross will provide a new custom health plan option for King and Snohomish County-based Microsoft employees beginning 2019. The new option called The Health Connect Plan, combines EHN’s clinically integrated provider network with Premera’s 85 years of experience providing health plans, to offer a better customer experience while ensuring patients receive the care they need.
The goal is to offer Microsoft's roughly 49,000 employees in King and Snohomish counties more personalized, coordinated heath care at a more predictable cost.
Repl.it is a start-up whose technology lets software engineers quickly write and ship code from a web browser. The start-up has raised a $4.5 million round of initial funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, a major investor in GitHub, another developer tool start-up that was acquired by Microsoft in June for $7.5 billion. Amjad Masad built software developer tools for Facebook's FB thousands of engineers for two years.
Seeking a scapegoat for October’s stock market convulsions? Try the dark cloud looming on the horizon known as peak earnings growth. With profit growth poised to slow sharply in 2019 for a number of reasons – chief among them less of a jolt from the Trump tax cuts – the market swoon happening today likely reflects the bottom line reality ahead.