Microsoft Earnings Preview: Will Good Be Good Enough?

Jan. 24, 2022 12:39 PM ETMicrosoft Corporation (MSFT)AMZN, ATVI44 Comments
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  • Microsoft reports earnings post-market on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
  • Analysts expect $2.32 per share in earnings, but will even a modest beat be enough to satisfy nervous investors? Probably not.
  • With investor sentiment souring on the Nasdaq, Microsoft probably needs to beat earnings substantially to see a pop.
  • Additional considerations, including the valuation and the Activision Blizzard deal.
  • I love everything about Microsoft - except the multiple.

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a great business, and the stock has been the sleeper hit of the 2010s with steady cash flow and powerful growth (in cloud computing and now in gaming). The rating agencies give Microsoft a AAA

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