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On Thursday, Microsoft is scheduled to report profits after the closing bell on Wall Street.

Analysts have been revising their estimates downward, and now expect the software giant to earn 68 cents a share in its fiscal third quarter. Do you think Microsoft will meet, beat, or miss earnings expectations?

Test out your forecasting skills and vote in our "Armchair Analysts" poll on the "Squawk Box" Facebook page.

(Vote Now on Facebook: Will Microsoft Meet, Beat, or Miss?)

There's been a real tug-of-war over Microsoft lately.

On "Squawk" Wednesday, CNBC's Jim Cramer mentioned that one school of thought believes Microsoft may surprise to the upside. He also referenced recent downgrades from major banks: Goldman Sachs recently lowered Microsoft from "neutral" to "sell," and Nomura Equity Research took the company down to "neutral" from a "buy."

(Read More: Street Turns Bearish on Microsoft as PCs Decline)

On the contrarian side, though, Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to "overweight."

Microsoft Officially Unveils Windows 8
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The analyst moves come as personal computer sales plunged 14 percent in the first three months of the year, according to research firm IDC. That was the biggest decline in the two decades, as tablets grew more popular and buyers seemed to be avoiding Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.

With Microsoft earnings a hot topic in markets, we want to know if you think the company will meet, beat, or miss Wall Street's lowered expectations. Remember to vote on our Facebook page.

(Vote Now on Facebook: Will Microsoft Meet, Beat, or Miss?)

By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere; Follow him on Twitter @Matt_SquawkCNBC. Reuters also contributed to this report.

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