Future of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Hinges on the Cloud
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.
What to Do with Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) "No Big Surprises" Earnings Report
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.
"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises - only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."
Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...
Can Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Avoid the Microsoft Syndrome?
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...
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Beat Takes Everyone By Surprise
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) pleasantly surprised Wall Street by comfortably beating expectations when it reported earnings for its March quarter after the market close today (Wednesday).
The tech giant also threw existing holders of Apple stock several goodies, including an expansion of the stock buyback program and an 8% increase in the dividend.
But while the stellar earnings report will push Apple stock higher in the short term,it will take more than that to sustain a push back to $600 and beyond...
Three Stocks to Buy to Profit from the $241 Billion Cloud Computing Industry
According to Forrester Research, the "Cloud Computing" industry will grow into a $241 billion industry by 2020. In 2011, the industry was valued at just $41 billion.
That 487% growth has investors looking for the best cloud computing stocks to buy.Money Morning experts have been researching the field and have pinpointed these three stocks as strong profit plays in the cloud computing industry...
Give Your Grocery Bill a Kick in the Teeth with This Tech Investing Play
If you're like most Americans, you're being eaten alive by zooming food prices.
Thanks to a three-year drought in California - the state that accounts for between 85% and 99% of most of this country's fresh produce - every trip to the supermarket has turned into a financial flogging for U.S. consumers. In fact, vegetable prices have jumped 50% in the past month alone.But here's a tech investing profit play that helps you put some of that money back into your pocket...
As Alibaba IPO Date Approaches, These Stocks Are Getting a Boost
According to a Reuters report this week, Alibaba could file for an initial public offering as soon as Monday, April 21, meaning an IPO date for the Chinese e-commerce company is just months away.
As interest in Alibaba grows, companies that are affiliated with the e-commerce giant are seeing short term gains based on Alibaba news.Here are three stocks that will keep basking in that glow right up until the Alibaba IPO...
Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Is Going to $100
It usually pays to heed the advice of Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani when looking for stocks to buy now.
Since Gilani, a retired hedge-fund manager who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press, first recommended Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock last summer, MSFT is up about 16%.
But Gilani believes MSFT can get all the way to $100 a share.In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani explains why....
Why It's Not Too Late to Buy Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock
While many investors were bailing on Apple Inc. last summer, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani was recommending it.
Gilani, a retired hedge-fund manager who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press, often makes counter-intuitive picks; the same day he made his call on Apple, he recommended Microsoft Corp.In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani explains what he likes so much about Apple...
These Stocks Will Prosper Regardless of Obamacare's Fate
Now that all the key deadlines for Obamacare have finally taken effect, a lot of tech investors are busy trying to figure out how this will affect their portfolios.
It's easy to see why. This is the largest and most fundamental change to hit the healthcare sector in decades.
Not only that, but Wall Street is currently trying to pick the winners from the losers - and frankly isn't doing a particularly good job of it.
Fact is, Obamacare is at least partly responsible for some of the biotech sector's recent sell-off... Full StoryRead More...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss
A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.
Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.
These CEOs Will Make You Rich
We're sharing this edition of Private Briefing with you because it contains some of Bill's best insight into what turns good companies into great ones - and how you can profit from them. Bill's readers profit from analysis like this all the time...
During the 30 years I've spent as a business journalist and financial columnist, I've developed a long list of personal axioms that have helped me identify "Best of Breed" investments.
These axioms touch on such topic areas as finance, marketing, intellectual property, and even competitive threats. But some of the most important of my personal investment aphorisms have to do with leadership and a company's management team.
And leadership starts with the CEO.
As one of my precepts holds, "A good CEO can create a very strong company. But a great CEO can create an empire."
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