Category Archives: MSFT

The Many Faces Of Microsoft


It’s been almost two years since we said the following in a previous article: Microsoft (MSFT) continues to churn out impressive results in spite of fear the Windows division cash cow era will come to an end. The intense focus … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With Microsoft?


INTRODUCTION: Microsoft’s (MSFT) stock has been range bound for the last decade while revenues and EPS more than doubled.  The five year period covering 1996-2001 the top line was growing at a CAGR over 20%.  In 2001 the P/E was … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With Apple?


INTRODUCTION: Our last article, “Apple Is Still A Bargain, Likely Headed Past $500”, the stock was trading at $489.  Not only did the stock cross $500 but $600 then $700 on September 18, 2012.  The stock has been back tracking … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface And Market Potential


On June 18 Microsoft (MSFT) gave a preview of their upcoming tablet called Surface. The tablet market is growing rapidly and consolidating around Apple (AAPL) and Android lead by Google (GOOG). IDC forecast 107.4 million units in 2012 (Click for … Continue reading

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Measuring Dividend Safety


One investing goal is finding undervalued companies where the dividend is not only safe but has the ability to grow going forward, providing a steady income stream.  The idea for this article came after reading David Van Knapp’s article titled, … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Opportunity Or Overvalued?


Microsoft (MSFT) announced fiscal year third-quarter revenue of $17.41 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 5% increase from the same period of the prior year and exceeding analysts’ estimates of $17.18 billion. Operating income, net income and … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Missing the Bigger Picture


INTRODUCTION Microsoft (MSFT) continues to churn out impressive results in spite of fear the Windows division cash cow era will come to an end.  The intense focus on Windows misses the traction taking hold in other business segments helping to … Continue reading

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A Bull And Bear Case For The Market


What if we could see where the overall market was heading? Predictions abound and let’s face it, there’s a 50% chance of being correct. Back in April the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled “Is the Market Overvalued?” We … Continue reading

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Generating Income Or Building Positions With Put Options


A simple strategy to generate income or build positions can be accomplished using options. For those not familiar, an option represents the right to buy or sell shares of stock at a specified price during a set time period. The … Continue reading

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Is Another Correction Coming, Or Is The Worst Over?


In July we penned an article titled “Market Correction on the Horizon? Use Caution Going Forward”. The major fear at the time was whether the US would raise the debt ceiling or risk, however remote, a possible default. The concerns … Continue reading

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