|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|
Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The company acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. HockeyApp was a service that let you distribute beta versions of your app, get crash reports and analytics.
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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.
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