Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT) News: Microsoft & Impending Acquisitions

In 2014, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) has not been the most favorite tech stock for many investors. Many investors preferred Apple Inc (NASDAQ AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOGL) over Microsoft. But, Microsoft has displayed a consistent growth with a 9% increase in share price YTD.

Chairman and Co-founder of StockTwits, Howard Lindzon said, “I think, they don’t necessarily deserve one in the year 2014. But if you are an investor that started buying last year, everyday has been Microsoft day. I am one of those investors. […] Microsoft made the change at CEO. There is all these funds that now are moving into the stock.”

It has just been Apple day for quite some time now, as the Microsoft days were long gone. Lindzon said that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) doesn’t deserve that status in 2014. But, he mentioned that they had a very good 2013.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT): Acquisitions which MSFT Should Make

There has been a debate for quite some time that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) might regain their presence in the market through their consumer products or just the brute force of the enterprise.

Lindzon pointed out that from a Wager standpoint, it might just be the brute force of the enterprise. But he mentioned that the situation is not as bad as it used to be.

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT), has decided to leave Microsoft Board in August. Lindzon thinks that this might be a good thing for the brand. He mentioned that Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG)’s Chromebook has been a hit, which proved the fact that the product need not be an Apple Inc (NASDAQ AAPL)’s product to be a hit in the market. He also said that unbundling of Microsoft Office and the acquisition of Skype might work in favor of Microsoft.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) Business News

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) hasn’t been involved in a lot of Joint Ventures and acquisitions. Lindzon mentioned that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ YHOO) has done some acquisitions, which have not been adding value to the company until recently. He also pointed at Alibaba IPO’s unpredictable scenario.

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