Wall Street analysts warn that outsized margins may be a thing of the past at Microsoft (MSFT)...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Wall Street analysts warn that outsized margins may be a thing of the past at Microsoft (MSFT) as competition in cloud computing heats up. The firm's push into hosting software on its servers and delivering it over the Internet adds extra costs that Bloomberg estimates will narrow gross margins to 76% in FY12 after they already reached a 22-year low in 2011. Shares of MSFT +0.6% premarket.