Microsoft Corp


  • Microsoft Ready To Challenge Google? Yahoo? Both? Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    If the entertainment and device division performance by Microsoft in its second quarter was a surprise, the company's online business growth is a stunner, especially as the company tries to chip away at Google's near total dominance.

  • Microsoft CFO: Our Products Will Prevail Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    After blowing away analysts' expectations for the just-finished quarter, Microsoft  expects a sensational 2008. "All of our businesses in the first half either met or beat expectations," Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell told CNBC.  "We have a great spread from a product point of view, and a great spread from a geographic point of view."

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    When Microsoft's earnings came out yesterday, I had to do a double-take because it was hard for me to process just how strong these numbers truly were. I knew the company was poised for a strong quarter, but it was the breadth of its success, and optimistic guidance that took me, and so many investors, by surprise.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    Microsoft's strong earnings and bullish forecast could be a catalyst for more tech buying in Friday's session.

  • Microsoft Tops Sales, Profit Forecasts; Shares Jump Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 7:14 AM ET

    Microsoft beat estimates with both its earnings and sales numbers, and the company's shares jumped 8 percent in extended trading.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials  can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.

  • Comeback Continues; Microsoft to Rally Market Friday Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    A slew of strong earnings, good jobs data and a bounce in commodities kept stocks afloat for the second day in a row. And with Microsoft blowing away its numbers after the bell, the traders expect the rally to continue.

  • Markets Ready To Bounce Off A Bottom? Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    There's lots of talk out there about whether the stock market hit bottom yesterday. You could turn to any number of market gurus, but a theory we've heard from a few is that yesterday's lows may be the bottom for now, and what happens next will be decided in part by the strength of the economy and of course, the Fed.

  • Microsoft Knocks "Financial Cover" Off The Ball Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    Microsoft--the world's largest software maker--got a whole lot larger at the end of 2007; the company blowing past Wall Street expectations, and offering up optimistic guidance that could go a long way toward buoying beleaguered equity markets around the world.

  • How to Trade Microsoft Earnings Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    Pete Najarian expects the tech giant to post a big number. If it doesn't, look out.

  • Microsoft Earnings: They Really Are A "Big" Deal Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Microsoft's earnings may be the most anticipated report from the tech sector, and possibly the most anticipated report during the earnings season, and here's why: The company is just as big a deal in this country as it is in Europe, Asia, emerging markets.

  • Nintendo Doubles Operating Profit, Raises Outlook Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 3:50 AM ET

    Robust holiday sales of Wii and DS game machines helped Japan's Nintendo more than double its operating profit in the nine months to December and prompted it to raise its outlook beyond market expectations.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 7:57 PM ET

    Whether it was the result of bulls stampeding or bears running, Wednesday's 631-point pendulum swing in the Dow certainly lays the groundwork for more high velocity action Thursday when the markets have more earnings and economic news to consider.

  • Can Microsoft Save Tech From Bear’s Grasp? Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    After last quarter’s surprise blowout, all nervous eyes are on Thursday’s Microsoft earnings. Can the House That Gates Built do it again? And is this the perfect defensive play in a slowing economy?

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak With Huge Rally Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a five-day losing streak, with the Dow surging nearly 300 points on optimism that a government plan to rescue ailing bond insurers is taking shape and could prevent billions more in credit losses.

  • Rotten Apple Spoils Tech; Google, Others Plunge Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Technology stocks plunged Wednesday, as weak earnings forecasts from Apple and Motorola sparked fears that tech companies would be hurt by a slowing U.S. economy.

  • Pogue Extras from Macworld Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 2:57 AM ET

    David Pogue picks some of the more interesting iPod accessories unveiled at this year's Macworld.

  • Cramericans Talk Back Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    The Mad Money host takes questions from the live studio audience.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Tomorrow's Playbook - Plays Amid Panic & More Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    As investors panic you might discover value. Find out were the Fast Money traders recommend building positions. Also learn where esteemed investor Dennis Gartman is putting his money and more.

  • Fed's Rate Cut Limits Selloff by Stocks Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    A surprise Fed rate cut helped hold back a massive selloff in the stock market, although stocks closed lower on continued worries about the US economy.