MSFT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Priceline Returns From The Dead

    November 11, 2009
    Priceline.com, which was writen off as dead after the technology bubble implosion, has roared back with powerful earnings ...
  2. Garmin Gets Googled

    November 10, 2009
    Google's offer of free Sat Nav on its mobile phones will kill what remains of Garmin's business.
  3. Quality Stocks To Play Defense With

    November 5, 2009
    These three high-quality stocks are a great way to add some defense to your investment team.
  4. Tagging Along With The Stock Pros

    November 3, 2009
    With the recent market gains, undervalued securities are becoming harder to find. One place to look is in the pros' portfolios. ...
  5. Buy-Write ETFs That Provide Protection

    October 5, 2009
    We look at some buy-write ETFs that provide downside protection.
  6. Time To Shift To Quality

    September 30, 2009
    These big-cap quality names appear value priced. But is this the right time to buy in?
  7. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  8. Do Buy Ratings Mean Cisco's a Sell?

    August 5, 2009
    A rebound in sales is now baked in to Cisco's stock price.
  9. Internet Search Battle Heats Up

    July 30, 2009
    The new partnership deal between Microsoft and Yahoo looks to be a win-win situation for both companies. But what about Google? ...
  10. Google Takes Aim At Microsoft

    July 13, 2009
    Google is set to challenge Microsoft with its Chrome operating system.
  11. Invest With The Gates Foundation

    June 17, 2009
    Bill Gates didn't become the world's richest person being lucky. Learn about the man who handles his money.
  12. The Price Is Right At Netflix

    May 14, 2009
    Knocked-down Netflix shares deserve better - but that shouldn't keep you from taking advantage.
  13. Diversification Alone Is Not Enough

    April 9, 2009
    Opinions on the number of stocks for a diversified portfolio vary, but locking in low expenses leaves little room for disagreement. ...
  14. The Yacktman Funds Roll On

    April 8, 2009
    The Yacktman Funds have adhered to a value philosophy and been rewarded by many years of outperforming its benchmark.
  15. Make Money From RFID

    April 2, 2009
    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a new technology that will save retailers a fortune. We take a look at the manufacturers ...
  16. Is Corporate America Overreacting?

    March 13, 2009
    The number of layoffs is increasing, but some companies are doing it as a precaution rather than a reaction to their financial ...
  17. The AAA Rated Bond Club Gets Smaller

    March 5, 2009
    As the recession continues the number of companies rated AAA gets smaller.
  18. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  19. Some Tech Stocks Hoard Huge Cash

    February 19, 2009
    Several technology companies look attractive when investors view the huge cash amounts as a percentage of market cap.
  20. Dark Horse Plays For The New Year

    December 29, 2008
    Yahoo, Boeing and Wynn Resorts have all seen their share of misery this year. Learn why there is hope for a rebound in 2 ...
  21. Picking At The Crocs Corpse

    November 18, 2008
    Crocs has lost 95% of its value in less than a year, but there is still a valuable lesson to be learned by dissecting what ...
  22. Investing In Party Politics

    November 7, 2008
    An examination of the short-term effects on the stock market following presidential elections.
  23. Bank On Silicon Valley

    October 30, 2008
    SVB Financial Group combines the best of both the technology and banking worlds.
  24. The Eternal Struggle: Growth Vs. Value

    October 24, 2008
    Learn the difference between growth and value, and which one wins in the current economic scenario.
  25. 10 Blue Chips On The Outs

    October 8, 2008
    The market has taken down stocks of all caliber, and these formerly sturdy blue chip stocks are due another look as we wait ...
  26. Monday, Bloody Monday

    October 8, 2008
    We take a historical look at Mondays and other trading days on the market and discover there is yet another reason to hate ...
  27. Paying Now For New Ideas Tomorrow

    September 2, 2008
    Companies who are now investing in the best ideas of tomorrow may lead their competition in the future.
  28. Security Software Companies Avoid U.S. Slowdown

    August 7, 2008
    Cyberspace is still a scary place, and that's good news for Symantec and McAfee who offer security software.
  29. Actively Managed ETFs

    August 5, 2008
    Actively managed ETFs need more time to run before investors can truly determine if passive management is superior.
  30. Five Big Bulls To Know For Friday The 13th

    June 13, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bulls in the market. This week features James River Coal Company.
  31. Pride Leads To Yahoo's Downfall

    May 6, 2008
    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang decided it was better to reign in hell than serve in Microsoft's relative heaven. It's doubtful shareholders ...
  32. Green Funds For The Faint Of Heart

    March 24, 2008
    Learn about two funds that go green without going overboard. Both invest in well-known companies with strong growth potential. ...
  33. Yahoo! Right Over A Cliff (YHOO)

    January 31, 2008
    Yahoo's earnings were lackluster, restructuring is underway, and what's going on with the Microsoft merger rumor?
  34. Nuance Offers Unrecognized Potential (NUAN)

    December 6, 2007
    Nuance is still showing losses, but shouldn't be for long. Despite a large run up, the shares look good going forward.
  35. Research In Motion On The Move (RIMM)

    October 16, 2007
    Research In Motion beat expectations for the quarter and looks strong, but will its motion ulitmateley be down - not up? ...
  36. Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)

    October 11, 2007
    Cognos slipped from the shadows to beat EPS estimates by a penny - are more surprises on the way?
  37. Stay Smart With Business Intelligence (SPSS, BOBJ, COGN)

    August 7, 2007
    To stay competitive, organizations must know what their competitors are doing - a look at three firms helping companies stay ...
  38. Computer-Aided Success (PMTC, DASTY, CTXS)

    July 13, 2007
    Research and development is the key to success in the highly competitive enterprise-software game.
  39. The iPhone Has Hit The Shelves -- Now What? (AAPL)

    July 2, 2007
    Apple's iPhone has finally reached its much anticipated launch. But what's next for Apple investors?
  40. A Lucrative Enterprise (ORCL, SAP, ADBE)

    June 4, 2007
    The enterprise software market is exploding, and competition is fierce. A look at three firms in the battle.
  41. Dow Jones' Future Without A Buyer (DJ)

    May 7, 2007
    Dow Jones may be a $60-stock to News Corp, but performance shows it isn't worth more than $35 as an independent company. ...
  42. Office Depot's Mediocre Q1 (ODP)

    May 2, 2007
    Office Depot reported a so-so first quarter, leaving investors little to get excited about.
  43. Yahoo! Losing Ground (YHOO)

    April 26, 2007
    Yahoo! has lost hope of being even second in internet search. But, it could be valuable to a competitor
  44. Progress Software Not in Regress (PRGS)

    March 22, 2007
    Investors would do well to educate themselves about Progress Software's interesting opportunities.
  45. DreamWorks Stops The Show (DWA)

    February 7, 2007
    While short-term concerns are likely to dominate trading in DreamWorks shares, the company's excellent entertainment franchise ...
  46. Get Your Game On (ERTS)

    January 25, 2007
    Game maker Electronic Arts should benefit from a pick-up in PS3 game console sales later this year.
  47. Corporate Computer Security Steps Up (VDSI)

    January 24, 2007
    Security firm VDSI looks to be well-positioned to lead its market niche to further growth and its shareholders to strong ...
  48. Time To Yahoo! (YHOO)

    October 23, 2006
    Patient Yahoo! investors could be in for a nice surprise.
  49. The Heat Is On (SNE)

    October 6, 2006
    A spate of bad news has prompted a sell-off in Sony. Is it time to buy?
  50. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it. ...
  51. Are Video Games A Good Play?

    June 8, 2006
    A look at the early stages of the new wave of video game consoles.
  52. Synergy Is BS

    June 5, 2006
    It’s about time Time Warner executives dropped the synergy charade and let loose AOL.
  53. Cisco Is Stretched

    March 29, 2006
    There are lots of things to like about Cisco. Price isn’t one of them.
  54. Roll Down The RIMM

    March 3, 2006
    Research in Motion shareholders have bigger worries than a lawsuit.
  55. VOIP will soar, but Vonage needs a lifeline

    February 21, 2006
    A look inside the VOIP revolution and its implications for investors.
  56. Intel Moves Forward

    January 5, 2006
    Intel plans to "leap ahead" with a new approach.
  57. A Hot Sector?

    December 21, 2005
    Another example of a sector that "falls between the cracks" - elearning.
  58. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  59. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 1

    November 15, 2005
    Part one of a two part piece on the Buffett- coined concept of "economic moat".
  60. Surveying the Business Intelligence Space

    November 9, 2005
    Decision makers always want real-time information to make better decisions but often can't get it - can these firms make ...
  61. AAPL Rotten to the Core?

    September 12, 2005
    We all love our iPods, but does this make Apple a good investment? Learn more as the Investopedia Advisor looks into AAPL's ...
  62. Does Google's Price Tag Make Sense?

    August 3, 2005
    At times (the Advisor office no exception) there has been talk of a mini bubble in Google’s stock. The questions that needs ...
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