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Microsoft Stock Price Poised for 14% Lift from Cloud (Nasdaq: MSFT)

The Microsoft stock price has been riding on a cloud lately.

Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) rapidly growing cloud businesses were the main reason the MSFT stock price rose nearly 13% in the two days following a strong Q1 earnings report last month.

But despite those successes, Microsoft is not standing still with its cloud businesses – a great sign for Microsoft stock.

Here's what Microsoft did just today to grow its cloud businesses even faster...

Technology

Microsoft Event More About Windows 10 Than Devices (MSFT)

Today's (Tuesday) Microsoft event was a showcase for a lot of slick new devices, including new Lumia phones, new Surface tablets, and the company's first-ever laptop. But as impressive as they are, for Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) investors, the flashy new gadgets aren't the only – or the most important – takeaway. Even though it […]

Here's what we learned today about Microsoft's new hardware, and how it fits into that larger strategy...

Tech Investing

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

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.

Income Investing

Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts

The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.

Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 – the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.

Last week Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.

Last week Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.