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Just a few years ago, Wall Street wrote off Microsoft stock. It watched MSFT shares fall 18.4% in 2012 down to the same levels where they traded in 2009. Microsoft shareholders were stuck with no price growth and a CEO with no plans to improve the situation.
But in 2015, MSFT rose 20.1%. The software behemoth looks like it will outperform again in 2016.
Why will Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock keep crushing the market?
Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft is changing its outdated label as a "software" company by breaking into two of the most influential tech trends of all time:
- One trend is so big, it's projected to be worth $270 billion by 2020, and Microsoft is doubling its sales in this area.
- The other could hit $150 billion by 2020, and Microsoft is ahead of competition here. The company is targeting the segment of this trend that will take the "lion's share" of sales, according to Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson.
Robinson details these trends – and how Microsoft will make money from them – in the following video. Just watch here to find out exactly how Microsoft stock will be the most explosive tech play of 2016.
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