Microsoft: Still an Attractive Play


Microsoft (MSFT) has flatlined over the last decade, but there is reason for hope going forward. Ten years ago MSFT was transitioning from a growth stock to a value stock. In 2001 the P/E was about 40, much too high for a company whose growth rate was trending down, although the top line has more than doubled since than (and EPS has more than tripled). Now we have a forward P/E of around 10, a yield over 2%, and FY-2011 earnings crossing $2.50/share. The numbers look attractive.

Let’s look at the recent numbers then examine the company from an investment standpoint. Click here to continue reading at SA

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