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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Is Not a Sell – Goldman and Citi Are Wrong

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Now that two of Wall Street's biggest names have put an unusual "sell" rating on Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock, investors might be tempted to dump shares of the tech giant.

That would be a mistake.

Both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have utterly misunderstood what's going on with Microsoft. Both have lowball price targets on Microsoft stock. Both ignored a string earnings beat last month.

They just don't get it.

Your Best Investment in the "Cloud" Is Right Here

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Last week, investors drove up the market valuations of both Amazon.com and Microsoft by tens of billions of dollars based on excitement over the companies' "cloud computing" hosting businesses.

For both companies, cloud revenues and growth were the catalyst of the big moves.

Indeed, both featured screaming improvements in what are critical segments in their business models...

Microsoft Stock Soars on Earnings Beat, Strong Cloud Growth (MSFT)

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Microsoft stock gained as much as 10% today (Friday) as the company's latest earnings report showed that its "mobile-first, cloud-first" strategy is gaining momentum.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) reported its fiscal Q3 earnings yesterday (Thursday) after the market close.

Even with a decline in Windows sales, one of the company's traditional cash cows, Microsoft handily beat Wall Street expectations.

And the areas that outperformed in Q3 clearly are Microsoft's future...

MSFT Stock Price Likely to Get a Push from Earnings

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Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Q3 earnings don't figure to offer many surprises, but even a small beat will drive up the MSFT stock price.

Microsoft reports earnings tomorrow (Thursday) after the market close.

Microsoft, like longtime partner Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and most PC makers, has suffered as PC sales have leveled off in recent years. Investors mainly want to know that Microsoft has a viable plan for future growth.

Here's why any sign of progress will have a big impact on the Microsoft stock price...

The Hidden Way to Play the $18.3 Billion Tech Sector Trend

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We want to tell you about a lucrative tech sector trend that's flying under Wall Street's radar. We're talking about private equity's plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software's high profit margins.

Because publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private. In fact, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion in the last 18 months.

With money like that flying around, you'd think this would get more attention. But Wall Street's ignorance is fine with us...

The New Wearable Tech That Lets You Walk on Mars

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We're in the very first stages of a leap in wearable tech that will rival the greatest breakthroughs in how we use computers.

It's called augmented reality. It's a type of holographic projection, but merged with the real world.

And the company at the cutting edge of this revolutionary wearable technology isn't Google, Apple, or Sony.

It's Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Here's how Microsoft jumped to the lead in this next-generation wearable tech, and what it means for Microsoft stock.

Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Will Bounce Back

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Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock is due for a quick rebound. The company's Q2 earnings had investors and Wall Street slashing its share price by 10% on Jan. 27.

But Satya Nadella - Microsoft's new CEO - is a visionary. He knows what it takes to compete against the other mega tech firms out there... and win.

Here's why we can expect great gains from Microsoft's new boss - and MSFT stock...

Microsoft Stock Today: Five Ways Satya Nadella Woke a Laggard

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Microsoft stock today is up 14.5% from where it was exactly one year ago when Satya Nadella took over as CEO of the tech giant.

But that understates the impact Nadella has had on Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock in his rookie year.

The fact is, Nadella has breathed new life into a moribund company that had lost its way under CEO Steve Ballmer. Under Ballmer's 14-year tenure Microsoft stock became a laggard, with returns consistently lagging the market

Here are the five keys that explain Nadella's early success...

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Stock Is Our Oversold Pick of the Week

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Money Morning's can't-miss buy opportunity this week is tech giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Our buy opportunities have been beaten down - but they're actually a great value.

A less-than-stellar earnings report earlier this week sent investors fleeing from Microsoft stock. Concerns that PC sales and a strong U.S. dollar would continue to drag on MSFT stock through 2015 triggered several analyst downgrades.

But anyone who sells Microsoft stock now is making a big mistake...

Why Microsoft Stock Will Provide Major Returns

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On January 26, software giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced a disappointing quarter that sent Microsoft stock reeling by 10% on three times its normal trading volume.

It was the second major technology "miss" Wall Street had to digest in the last week's time, coming after a disastrous earnings release by IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

In view of both Microsoft and IBM's earnings difficulties, questions arose about whether the "Big Tech" sector is in trouble...

... And just as importantly, is "Mr. Softy" the victim of the tech sector's difficulties, or is it simply muddling through some tough times?

The answer is actually quite simple if you know how to read the most important signs in the two tech giants' earnings reports and invest accordingly.

Indeed, making the wrong move on Microsoft stock could cost you big long-term profits in the end...

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