Is Microsoft Stock A Buy, Sell, Or Hold After Recent Earnings?

Apr. 29, 2022 8:35 AM ETMicrosoft Corporation (MSFT)11 Comments


  • Microsoft exceeded expectations on both its fiscal third quarter performance as well as current quarter guidance, extending confidence to investors in an overall risk-off environment for equities.
  • Cloud demand remains strong as corporate spending on digital transformation shows no signs of slowing despite an inflationary environment.
  • Microsoft's software-focused business model has also provided insulation from supply chain challenges that remain in a fluid state due to the evolving nature of COVID outbreaks and the Russia-Ukraine war.
  • Robust growth demonstrated across all business segments underscores Microsoft's steadfast leadership in the digitization era. The business continues to show no signs of buckling even under an increasingly clouded economic outlook.
  • Instead, the critical role Microsoft plays in the global digital fabric continues to provide for further sustained growth and robust valuation prospects ahead.

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It has been a tough year for equities across the board, including software titan Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The stock has lost about a fifth of its value this year prior to reporting fiscal third quarter ended March 31st on Tuesday (April

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