Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - NASDAQ
  • Sep. 27, 2010, 2:12 PM
    24/7's 10 Most Innovative Companies are headed by Qualcomm (QCOM), which it calls "one of the few large tech firms worldwide that sharply increased R&D spending last year." Runner-up Microsoft (MSFT) has one of the largest tech budgets in the world and which rose sharply last year.
    | Sep. 27, 2010, 2:12 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 22, 2010, 5:40 PM

    Microsoft (MSFT) sold $4.75B in debt today, smashing the lowest borrowing rate on record for three-year unsecured corporate bonds and approaching record-low coupons for five-, 10- and 30-year bonds, Reuters reports.

    | Sep. 22, 2010, 5:40 PM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 22, 2010, 9:36 AM
    Apple (AAPL) sits atop Goldman's VIP list of hedge fund holdings. Rounding out the top 10: JPM, PFE, BAC, MSFT, C, ACL, GOOG, XOM, MA.
    | Sep. 22, 2010, 9:36 AM
  • Sep. 22, 2010, 7:39 AM

    Microsoft's (MSFT) dividend raise, even as it faces a post Windows 7 growth conundrum, is a sad admission of defeat, Doug McIntyre says. " In a world in which there are a number of companies which would augment Microsoft's current businesses, it has not found one among them that it will risk buying." MSFT -1.2% premarket.

    | Sep. 22, 2010, 7:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 22, 2010, 7:33 AM

    Late Tuesday, Microsoft (MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend by $0.03 to $0.16, and said it would borrow up to $6B in short- and long-term debt, saying the move "reflects our commitment to returning capital to our shareholders and our confidence in the long-term growth of the company" - which it has done to the tune of $170B over the last 10 years.

    | Sep. 22, 2010, 7:33 AM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 21, 2010, 12:50 PM

    Microsoft (MSFT) draws some browser notice as its Internet Explorer 9 beta gets 2M downloads in two days. It doesn't support Windows XP, but does have extensive HTML5 features and hardware acceleration for faster page rendering, which should help it keep up with recent speedsters like Google's Chrome (GOOG).

    | Sep. 21, 2010, 12:50 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 17, 2010, 3:24 PM

    After Research In Motion (RIMM +1.6%) blew away earnings expectations but added fewer BlackBerry subscribers than expected, M&A talk is floating around again. Chief among those scenarios: Microsoft (MSFT) acquiring RIM. If you believe the bearish analysts - and there are many - the pressure on RIM is only going to get hotter.

    | Sep. 17, 2010, 3:24 PM
  • Sep. 16, 2010, 10:13 AM
    Buoyed by the initial success of its video game "Halo: Reach," Microsoft (MSFT) is aiming to sell more than 3M units of its new Kinect motion-sensor gaming accessory in the first two months after its Nov. 4 U.S. launch, and it's pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the ad campaign for Kinect's launch.
    | Sep. 16, 2010, 10:13 AM
  • Sep. 16, 2010, 7:33 AM

    Global sales of Microsoft's (MSFT) new videogame "Halo: Reach" broke the $200M mark on its launch day. The strong debut should help Microsoft's November rollout of its new gaming system, and provides a glimmer of hope as Microsoft and rivals Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) and Sony (SNE) try to revive sales in the flagging $60B game industry.

    | Sep. 16, 2010, 7:33 AM
  • Sep. 15, 2010, 3:36 PM

    Smartphones based on Google’s (GOOG) Android software are gaining U.S. market share from iPhone (AAPL), BlackBerry (RIMM) and Windows-based (MSFT) phones, according to ComScore. Android phones accounted for 17% of subscribers in the three months ending in July, up from 12% in the prior quarter; other players lost share.

    | Sep. 15, 2010, 3:36 PM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 14, 2010, 2:35 PM
    Microsoft's (MSFT -0.3%) Bing climbs to second place among U.S. search services, passing Yahoo (YHOO) and trailing only Google (GOOG), a Nielsen report says. Bing sported a 13.9% share of search volume in August, compared to Yahoo’s 13.1% - both far behind Google at 65.8%.
    | Sep. 14, 2010, 2:35 PM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 13, 2010, 4:25 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT +5.3%) jumped near the close on a report that the company is planning a debt sale to pay dividends and share repurchases. The company would try to raise as much as it can without jeopardizing its debt rating, according to the source; the amount raised could total at least $5B.
    | Sep. 13, 2010, 4:25 PM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 12, 2010, 2:11 PM

    VMWare (VMW) may have led a charmed life over the last decade or so, but new competition from the likes of Microsoft (MSFT) and Citrix (CTXS) and a shift towards cloud computing are among the ominous developments for the firm. Barron's sees the stock as both pricey and vulnerable.

    | Sep. 12, 2010, 2:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 10, 2010, 9:36 AM
    Nokia (NOK +3.4%), which just named Microsoft’s (MSFT) Stephen Elop as its new CEO, also benefits from analyst upgrades at Royal Bank of Scotland (“The appointment of a new CEO is the key catalyst that we had been waiting for") and RBC Capital.
    | Sep. 10, 2010, 9:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 10, 2010, 7:20 AM
    Change at the top: Nokia (NOK) CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will step down and be succeeded by Microsoft's (MSFT) Stephen Elop, who led the unit responsible for the Office suite of programs. Nokia has faced growing competition from rivals such as Apple (AAPL), Research In Motion (RIMM) and devices based on Google's (GOOG) Android, forcing it into profit warnings.
    | Sep. 10, 2010, 7:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 4, 2010, 8:00 AM

    In yet more legal scrutiny being turned to Google (GOOG), Texas' attorney general is probing allegations by small companies that the search giant unfairly demoted their search rankings or ad placements. Google denies the allegations and traces the claims to three companies with ties to Microsoft (MSFT).

    | Sep. 4, 2010, 8:00 AM | 1 Comment
Company Description
Microsoft Corp. develops and markets software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience and enhanced value to people's lives. The company's products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Application Software
Country: United States