MSFT - Microsoft Corporation

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+1.32 (+1.23%)
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Previous Close106.90
Bid108.15 x 800
Ask108.25 x 1000
Day's Range107.36 - 108.30
52 Week Range87.08 - 116.18
Avg. Volume37,121,143
Market Cap830.287B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.03
PE Ratio (TTM)25.10
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.84 (1.72%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-20
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Arista Earnings May Ease Fears Over Cloud Spending Stoked By Intel, Nvidia
    Investor's Business Daily8 hours ago

    Arista Earnings May Ease Fears Over Cloud Spending Stoked By Intel, Nvidia

    Arista Networks' earnings beat may ease worries that tech giants have slowed spending on cloud computing data centers. Big orders from Microsoft for networking gear boosted Arista earnings.

  • InvestorPlace8 hours ago

    Don’t Regret Buying Nvidia Stock Twice

    A lot of super-geniuses who loved Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) at $280 per share seemed to hate Nvidia stock at its pre-earnings report price of $150 per share. That's not the way this game is played …It is true that NVDA has had a rough time lately. The bitcoin boom became a bitcoin bust, crimping demand for Nvidia's fast graphics chips that powered bitcoin "mining" devices. Nvidia's revenue peaked at $3.2 billion in the quarter that ended last April. Its top line, expected under $2.4 billion, came in at $2.21 billion when NVDA reported earnings Thursday.That's down 24% from year-ago levels, but the rest of the demand equation for Nvidia looks sound. The company is still making money, posting a per-share profit of "just" 92 cents per share, around $567 million. That's slightly less than the $614 million Nvidia made for all of 2016.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Watch the DogDon't name your dog for a stock. You may end up kicking the dog when the stock falls. Worse, you may fall in love with the dog and refuse to sell the stock when it's overpriced. What is happening with Nvidia stock is part of the normal ebb-and-flow of technology, which is no longer a boom-and-bust cycle but a boom and less boom one. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher The primary uses for Nvidia graphics chips are in game machines. Gamers have been anxiously awaiting these lower prices. Nvidia is also now targeting laptop gamers. The second big market is cloud data centers.Graphics are part of the current cloud upgrade cycle, in which these centers get faster front-ends to handle new artificial intelligence applications. There are more graphically intense user interfaces, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), to support, as well as self-driving cars and self-diagnosing machines that need these chips.This market is not slowing down. Cloud capex rose 53% in 2018. There are now over 420 such centers with over 100 more in the pipeline. All these centers will upgrade to support AI. They're going to be attracted to cheaper chips, like those Nvidia is now selling.The cloud is the server side of modern computing. Intelligent devices are the client side. These include things like manufacturing robots, health care devices, and other products that deliver the benefits of AI, AR and VR.These markets are also continuing to grow. The Momentum GameIndex funds and ETFs magnified the impact of the bitcoin bust.Once a stock falls, selling by machines matching the market accelerates the fall. Falling price targets become self-fulfilling prophecies. You beat these sudden swings through patience, making time your friend.Right now, you get NVDA stock for a price-earnings ratio of 21, slightly below the average S&P 500 stock. NVDA also had over $7.4 billion in cash on its balance sheet. It's reasonable to expect its development efforts to continue.How long will the trough in demand last? It may already be ending. bitcoin was always a sideshow. AI is the real show. Nvidia is still a leader in AI.As revenue starts to grow again, Nvidia will be facing more competition for cloud contracts from Cloud Czars like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN). They have been designing and producing their own graphics chips and software for processing graphics.But the czars are not the only clouds in the sky. The hybrid cloud model has taken off among enterprises, which are building their own data centers and connect to the new ecosystem. Bottom Line on NVDA StockA smart investor will sell when everyone else is screaming buy and buy when everyone else is screaming sell. They will have the patience to let the machines panic and move in after they settle down.Nvidia stock bottomed near the end of January, at around $131 per share. NVDA stock has risen about $15 from there.The price is reasonable, the prospects good. Your patience will be rewarded.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Don't Regret Buying Nvidia Stock Twice appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • InvestorPlace10 hours ago

    Nvidia Reaction Speaks Volumes — Here’s How To Trade It

    In the past two years, there has been a battle between new and old tech. Old dogs like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) needed to learn new tricks in order to compete in this new tech era where companies like (NYSE:CRM) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) are all the rage. The aforementioned two did but some like IBM (NASDAQ:IBM) still are trying to make the turn. The cloud is where all tech wants to be.Nvdia (NASDAQ:NVDA) skirts the line between the new and the old tech. Last year, it caught the attention of Wall Street as the new king of the chip jungle. But since its peak of $290 per share last October, it got cut in more than half. And even through yesterday, not many were suggesting any reason to own it. This, to me, was a sign to dip my toe in the Nvidia stock waters.When management guided down in January, they set the default consensus that NVDA stock is doomed, so they caused the stock to run out of incremental sellers. This is the same as saying that the weak hands are all out already. When that happens, usually a stock will need significantly worse new reasons to fall further.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis notion is proven right today, as the stock is rallying on relatively bad news. Last night NVDA reported earnings and they missed on a few metrics, yet they beat on revenue and earnings, and the stock rose on the headline. Investors now believe that they are rectifying the sales mix that plagued them last year. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher Fundamentally, Nvidia stock at $290 was very frothy. But when it fell from grace, it became a bargain compared to what it was before. It now sports a trailing-12-months price-to-earnings ratio of 21 and for a growth company that is very reasonable. Compare this to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), AMZN or Chipotle (NYSE:CMG). These wall street darlings' P/E are 133, 80 and 96 respectively.If you compare NVDA to its competitors, it is twice as expensive as Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) but more than three times cheaper than Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). So any which way you consider it, it's not grossly over priced. Owning it here means that I would be buying value for it to appreciate over time.Part of what caused its demise was its ties to the Crypto-craze of 2018. Speculators used its chips to mine bitcoins and other Crypto-currencies. But since the prices of those collapsed, that made mining them a losing proposition. NVDA suffered sales mix issues that dragged sentiment down as a whole. Add to this that overall the markets last year were hideous then it was normal to over-react on the downside just like they did on the upside.By now, these ties to bitcoin are dead and traders can fall back in love with NVDA's core competency once more. This is a momentum stock, as you can clearly see from the 12-month price range, so it won't give us clear entry points. All I know is that over time, stocks of quality companies will rise. So this is a relatively safe spot to buy a starter position of NVDA stock. If I already own it, depending on my base price I could add to it to average down.For those who use options, I like to sell puts below support levels to generate income. This means that I commit to buying the shares below and if it indeed falls then I buy them at that price. Otherwise I would have generated income out of thin air.Another way to use options is to sell covered calls. So if I own shares I can create my own dividends. This hedges my longs a bit by betting against my asset. Some even like to buy the shares for the purpose of writing calls against them.The bottom line is that Nvida is a great American company and it is working its way back into Wall Street's favor. Currently there are a lot of analysts who have a "hold" rating on the stock, so some of them may want to rejoin the bull herd and upgrade the stock. It currently trades well below their average price target around $188.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Nvidia Reaction Speaks Volumes -- Here's How To Trade It appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Why Google Is Spending $13 Billion on Data Centers and Offices
    Market Realist11 hours ago

    Why Google Is Spending $13 Billion on Data Centers and Offices

    The Latest Trends in Tech: Amazon, Google, Cisco, Apple, and Dish(Continued from Prior Part)Google will spend $13 billion on data centers and offices this yearAs we mentioned in the previous article, Alphabet’s (GOOG) (GOOGL) Google has been

  • TheStreet.com11 hours ago

    Relative Price Gains Favor Apple, Google and Tesla Over Amazon and Netflix

    Apple's stock had risen 436% in the five years preceding that dinner. After everyone gave an answer, the seasoned chip executive confidently predicted Apple's stock would actually be lower in five years' time, not higher. The executive was wrong, however: Apple shares went on to double in the ensuing five years.

  • Trump Declares a National Emergency: Was There One Already?
    Market Realist12 hours ago

    Trump Declares a National Emergency: Was There One Already?

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  • Google’s Market Share in the Cloud Space Has Increased
    Market Realist12 hours ago

    Google’s Market Share in the Cloud Space Has Increased

    The Latest Trends in Tech: Amazon, Google, Cisco, Apple, and Dish(Continued from Prior Part)Global spending on cloud infrastructure has been relentless Global spending on cloud infrastructure refuses to slow down. According to Canalys, global

  • InvestorPlace13 hours ago

    OPINION: Ocasio-Cortez Makes Regrettable Error Evicting Amazon HQ2, Hurting AMZN Stock

    I'll state this outright: I can't stand Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or "AOC" as she's often called, for reasons outside of politics. An unwritten rule exists that you must progressively earn your way into exercising power. The recent uproar involving Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) second headquarters and its decision to cancel its HQ2 proposal in Long Island City, Queens, perfectly reflects why this unwritten rule is so important.Almost a year ago, I discussed some of the top locations that analysts believed would host Amazon HQ2. During the initial bidding phase, 238 cities competed for hosting privileges. Of these, AMZN whittled the candidates down to 20, which is no easy task. Several deserving candidates failed to make it to the second round, demonstrating how competitive this process was. At the time, I wrote:"With a proposed budget of at least $5 billion, the new Amazon headquarters will create up to 50,000 jobs. And I'm not talking about the package-handling, fork-lifting, mundane labor. The vaunted e-commerce giant stated clearly that these will be high-paying employment opportunities. For individual states and cities facing budget crises, this was music to their ears."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI give credit to AOC for leading the charge against Amazon HQ2 and, indirectly, Amazon stock. The media plastered her name across multiple headlines. She had made her mark …… but had she consulted with others before jumping on the "corporations are bad" bandwagon, she might have arrived at a different conclusion. * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher This is why you earn your way. Contrary to stereotypes, our elders offer a wealth of knowledge. Now, Long Island City's denizens must hope and pray that AOC and her cohorts made the right decision. Did they? Is the Cancellation of Amazon HQ2 Good for New York?I suspect that most of my readers believe that forcing Amazon out of Queens was an ignominious decision. As I referenced earlier, AMZN wasn't exploiting cheap land to build old-school factories with the aim of exploiting cheap labor. Instead, Jeff Bezos & Co. wanted to bring high-tech jobs -- jobs that would probably average around six figures.Here was a chance to renovate a city hurting for economic stimulus through an influx of economic activity. Even high-profile Democratic politicians, like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, championed the Amazon HQ2 proposal.But nothing occurs in a vacuum. While the move would have somewhat de-levered Amazon stock from its Seattle headquarters, the bid sparked controversies. Specifically, Ocasio-Cortez balked at the $3 billion incentives that the city and state would have provided AMZN.She argued, "we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to." This entails hiring more teachers, fixing New York City's infrastructure and other desired endeavors.Furthermore, our own Dana Blankenhorn argued that this initial Amazon HQ2 proposal was out of touch with reality. Blankenhorn rightfully noted that internet firms don't need to be centralized in specific (elitist) regions. He wrote:"But Amazon's decision isn't transformative at all. Adding new office workers to New York City and Washington D.C. saves the company little and changes nothing for Amazon stock. Like the other tech Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook and Apple -- Amazon remains centered in just a few places while the rest of the country suffers, and resentment builds."The political wildfire spawned by this is going to get worse, which is unhealthy for Amazon stock. Why Opposition Forces Made a Dumb MistakeWhen I first read about the Amazon HQ2 cancellation, all I could think about was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her "clap back" meme.Congrats to @SpeakerPelosi for inventing the "fuck you" clap. sotu Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 6, 2019Based largely on political reasons, Long Island City residents will no longer benefit from one of the world's greatest corporations.Certainly, I appreciate the nuisances that Amazon's presence would spark. I live in southern California: Our freeways are a mess and are only getting messier with population growth. But I have nothing to complain about when discussing New York City. Its infrastructure is already atrociously congested.But what is the alternative?To not attract new businesses and talent, so that you could live "the quiet life?" If that's the case, I don't see any reason to live in a metropolitan area. You could move out to the boonies, divorced from humanity.No, people move to these major hubs because that's where demand is strongest. Of course, it's not fair nor equitable that most of the tech giants call Seattle and Silicon Valley home. Guess what? Life isn't fair.Sadly, the opposition forces failed to represent their constituents. Rather than allow the affected to make that choice, overpaid politicians and a vocal minority made the choice for them.The real tragedy is that no other company will want to do business in Long Island City after this fiasco. Shame. Gentrification Accusations Hurt Amazon StockUltimately, I believe that the political elites will regret their opposition to Amazon HQ2. The best way to help people and communities is not through charity but through opportunity. Former President Barack Obama routinely mentioned the dignity of work.But despite the positives that this project would have brought for Long Island and Amazon stock, we can't ignore an ugly undertone: gentrification. According to Google, gentrification is defined as "the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste."May I cut the BS and give you the real definition?It's when white people move in and price people of color people out. For instance, northern California's tech boom has made modest-income earners in that region practically unable to live there.In that respect, civil rights advocates may consider the Amazon HQ2 cancellation a victory. But in the long run, I'm not sure that this was the right move.According to the Chicago Tribune, racist dynamics in real estate hurt black homeowners to the tune of $48,000. In short, white people and businesses avoid black neighborhoods, thereby collectively deflating black wealth.Although it's a complicated and controversial situation, it appears that the best answer is to incentivize companies to invest in underdeveloped or impoverished neighborhoods … but that's exactly what the original HQ2 proposal called for!If AMZN touched down in Long Island, it's gentrification. If they avoided the city, it's white flight. No matter what, Amazon stock absorbs the PR stain.The wrinkle here is that Amazon HQ2 will go ahead with its Northern Virginia proposal. That's regional equity. But it also keeps white neighborhoods white, and black neighborhoods black, worsening the problem that HQ2 could have addressed.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post OPINION: Ocasio-Cortez Makes Regrettable Error Evicting Amazon HQ2, Hurting AMZN Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Buffett’s Uneasy Relationship with Tech Continued in Q4
    Market Realist13 hours ago

    Buffett’s Uneasy Relationship with Tech Continued in Q4

    Warren Buffett's Investments: Did He Play It Safe in Q4?(Continued from Prior Part)Warren BuffettAs we discussed in the previous part, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) lowered its stake in Apple (AAPL) slightly in the fourth quarter. Warren

  • Benzinga14 hours ago

    Q4 13F Roundup: How Buffett, Einhorn, Ackman And Others Adjusted Their Portfolios

    The latest round of 13F filings from institutional investors is out, revealing to the world the stocks that some of the richest and most successful investors have been buying and selling. Takeaways From ...

  • CyberArk (CYBR) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y
    Zacks14 hours ago

    CyberArk (CYBR) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

    CyberArk (CYBR) fourth-quarter 2018 results benefit from growing adoption of its solutions and increased demand for privileged access security.

  • 3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Watch in February
    Motley Fool15 hours ago

    3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Watch in February

    Why Microsoft, IBM, and iRobot stocks all look like promising investments right now.

  • Federal workers are interested in the private sector: LinkedIn
    Yahoo Finance Video13 hours ago

    Federal workers are interested in the private sector: LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s latest workforce report shows a lot of federal workers are signaling they want out and would be interested in jobs in the private sector. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Caroline Fairchild, LinkedIn Managing News Editor.

  • Microsoft Tries To Break Out
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    Microsoft Tries To Break Out

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