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Pete’s Playbook: Microsoft

Sales of Windows 7 were just called ‘fantastic” by CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking about the success of the new operating system in Japan. In fact, PC sales experienced a double-digit jump in that nation largely due to Windows 7.

Separately, a new report from the NPD Group shows Microsoft sold 234 percent more boxed editions of Windows 7 than it did Vista in the initial releases of both products. In actual dollars, Windows 7 has also been more successful than Vista.

Considering all the bullish signs, should you take a long position in Microsoft ?

Pete Najarian says, yes. He’s a Microsoft fan for many reasons.

They include:
- Windows 7 strength
- Steve Ballmer
- MSN’s new homepage
- $36.7 billion cash on hand
- stock’s 50-day moving average

The big mojo they have at Microsoft is incredible, says Najarian. I’d be a buyer on any dip.

I also like Microsoft, adds Joe Terranova.



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