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Is Microsoft Stock a Buy After Its 70% Gain? (MSFT)

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Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is a laggard no more.

After more than a decade of bobbing around the $30 mark, Microsoft stock is up 70% since April of 2013.

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani recognized the surprising turnaround early on, and started publicly recommending MSFT stock in July of 2013. But now that it has hit $50, is Microsoft stock a buy? Or should investors take their profits and move on?

Gilani's answer may surprise you...

MSFT Stock Rises as Earnings Show CEO Nadella Is Succeeding

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Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) posted a strong beat on its first-quarter earnings today (Thursday), pushing MSFT stock up in after-hours trading.

Microsoft stock rose as much as 4% following the earnings announcement after the market close.

The solid Q1 Microsoft earnings should boost confidence in CEO Satya Nadella's leadership as he tries to steer Microsoft through a tough transition period.

Here are all the numbers that matter in today's MSFT earnings report...

Q1 MSFT Earnings Need Cloud to Overcome Transition Costs

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Transition costs will weigh down Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Q1 earnings, while continued strength in the company's cloud-based products could deliver enough oomph to engineer a beat.

The Q1 MSFT earnings are expected after the market close today (Thursday). Investors will find out how well CEO Satya Nadella is managing the transition to his "cloud first, mobile first" strategy.

Here’s what investors need to know about the Q1 MSFT earnings…

MSFT Stock Would Move if Windows 10 Includes This One Change

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Whatever the validity of Microsoft's grandiose claims for the next version of Windows, one major change could have big implications for MSFT stock.

To be sure, consumer reaction will affect the sales of Windows 10, which will have a direct impact on Microsoft stock.

But many suspect that a change to the way the software is sold - something Microsoft declined to discuss - could have a much more lasting impact on MSFT stock.

This will be the real legacy of Windows 10…

Microsoft Stock (MSFT): The Comeback Has Only Just Begun

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While the $2.5 billion acquisition of "Minecraft" game maker Mojang announced today (Monday) will benefit Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), that's just one of many reasons that Microsoft stock is making a comeback.

Since taking over in February, new CEO Satya Nadella has made all the right moves, and has reversed more than a decade of stagnation for MSFT stock.

But the movement we’ve seen so far is just a hint of what’s to come…

How Microsoft Stock (MSFT) Benefits from Buying "Minecraft"

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While it may seem an odd move by Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, a rumored deal that the tech giant is trying to buy the company that makes the popular Minecraft game could deliver some benefits for Microsoft stock.

It would be the first major deal initiated by Nadella since he took the CEO post, and it's one few would have predicted given the nature of the gaming company and Nadella's seeming disinterest in gaming.

And yet there are reasons the acquisition could be a smart move, and ultimately could help Microsoft stock.

These Two Tech Stocks to Buy Are Beating the S&P 500 – Again

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At their peak, Microsoft and Intel dominated the personal-computing market, accounting for roughly 95% of sales.

As a result of their unique fit, both companies made thousands of shareholders rich. They have lagged in recent years, but thanks to new leadership at both firms, they're back to beating the S&P 500 once again.

These two are a couple of the best tech stocks to buy out there. Here’s why.

How to Play Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock as It Trades at 14-Year Highs

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Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock has climbed 42% in the last year and has reached its highest value in more than 14 years.

So how should investors play MSFT stock now that it's trading at such high levels?

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." yesterday (Tuesday) and told investors why he's bullish on MSFT stock, and how they should play the stock now...

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Four Bullish Catalysts Driving Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock After Earnings Release


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock was flat in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55 and revenue of $23.38 billion.

Revenue beat expectations of $23 billion, but EPS missed analysts' estimates of $0.60 for the quarter. However, Microsoft attributed the earnings miss to its acquisition of Nokia Corp. (NYSE ADR: NOK), which the company said accounted for a loss of $0.08 per share.

And while Microsoft’s revenue totals should send the stock higher in the short term, there are four catalysts that are really driving MSFT stock higher…

Microsoft Stock Up on Job Cut News – and Headed for More Gains


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced today that the company will be cutting 18,000 jobs, a move that will eliminate 14% of the company's workforce. Following the news, Microsoft stock was up 3% in morning trading.

It's clear that the layoffs are meant to streamline Microsoft's business. Nadella also contends that the job cuts will help Microsoft modernize its engineering processes.

That has investors bullish on Microsoft stock. But where is it headed long term? Here’s how MSFT will perform for the next several months…

MSFT: How This Wearable Tech Dark Horse Just Changed the Rules


If you asked most tech pundits which tech titan was most likely to win the wearable tech wars, few would give Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) much of a chance.

You see, the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant has a big problem as it enters the wearable tech arena. Its Windows platform, while still dominant on the desktop, is an also-ran in a mobile world dominated by Apple and Google.

But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is changing the rules.

In fact, Nadella's move is so brilliant, it could completely change how the wearable tech wars will be fought...

Future of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Hinges on the Cloud

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In his first “report card” since taking the reins of Microsoft Corp. in February, CEO Satya Nadella showed why he was exactly the right choice to get MSFT stock moving again.

Microsoft beat expectations in when it reported earnings Thursday mostly on the strength of its cloud computing products – Nadella’s area of expertise, and the single most promising business segment for the Redmond-Wash.-based tech giant.

The small bump Microsoft stock enjoyed as a result is just the start, however. Here’s why MSFT could double from here.

Can Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Avoid the Microsoft Syndrome?

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Although Apple Inc. stock is up about 8% on the strength of an earnings beat and several shareholder-friendly announcements, the real question is whether the tech giant can keep the stock moving higher.

But Apple today could easily turn into the next Microsoft Corp. in the last decade - a company making mountains of money with a stock that stayed flat.

These similarities between Apple now and Microsoft then should be keeping Apple CEO Tim Cook up at night...

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