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Early Returns – Microsoft

Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

Microsoft reports earnings on April 22nd. Two weeks out, how should you be positioned?

Top ranked ISI software analyst Heather Bellini is bullish. Here’s why:

- IT spending is picking up

- Expects 20% growth in PC shipments IN FY10

- Rivals such as Oracle, VMWARE posted higher license revene

Early Returns
Your tech earnings set up before the reports, with Heather Bellini, ISI Group software analyst.

We’ve got a $38 price target on Microsoft stock, says Bellini on Fast Money and I think it trades higher as investors come to realize we’re nearing the enterprise refresh cycle.

The fact that it’s traded sideways is also a positive, adds Jon Najarian. Stocks rest before they go higher.”

I also think Microsoft goes higher, says Tim Seymour.

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I agree with the fundamental long-term story but I need to see some momentum first before I go long, counters Joe Terranova.


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