|Volume:||15,262,303||Avg Vol (1m):||23,928,611|
|Market Cap $:||972.41 Bil||Enterprise Value $:||913.89 Bil|
|Earnings Power Value||39.08|
|Net Current Asset Value||-1.1|
|Median P/S Value||63.43|
|Peter Lynch Value||74.57|
|DCF (FCF Based)||53.37|
|DCF (Earnings Based)||48.16|
Satya Nadella has led Microsoft (MSFT) to another record quarter by focusing on Microsoft’s proprietary digital capabilities. This is most evident in their push in artificial intelligence, which can use Microsoft’s expansive amount of data to “learn” more than other programs could. Their subscriber and cloud-based products have been firing on all cylinders. Azure has been a rocket, growing over 70% in the first quarter alone. Microsoft has over $135 billion in cash and short-term investments and returned $6.1 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases in the first quarter of 2019.
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Spring 2019 Market Commentary
Favorable economic trends in the US continued in the first quarter. Consumer spending comprises over two thirds of the US economy. Services are also big, contributing over 68% of US GDP and over 83% of private employment (Moody’s). Lower oil prices, declining borrowing costs, regulatory relief and increasing wages have provided a positive backdrop. Credit spreads are still very tight despite the accelerating growth in covenant-lite corporate debt and leveraged loans. The Fed made a material reversal at year-end and lower interest rates have fueled gains for both stocks and bonds. Unprecedented technological innovation is driving
To kick off chapter 14 of “The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns,” author and hedge fund manager Mohnish Pabrai (Trades, Portfolio) returned to the story of the Patels. In 1976, B.U. Patel bought the “very modest 20-room” Dunes Motel in Anaheim, California and then went on to build a mini-empire. It was a true rags-to-riches story about a poor immigrant from the Gujarat state in India.
His secret to success, aside from hard work, discipline and business smarts, was due to what Pabrai calls Dhandho investing. That’s finding situations with low risk
Microsoft reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 on Wednesday afternoon, and it was another stellar performance for the tech giant. Revenues increased 14% to $30.6 billion, with net income ($8.8 billion) and diluted earnings per share ($1.14 per share) both up roughly 20% year-over-year.
As CEO Satya Nadella noted on the call, “It was another strong quarter with double-digit top-line and bottom-line growth, the result of picking the right secular trends, accelerating innovation and most importantly, relentlessly focusing on our customers’ success.”
Run rate commercial cloud revenues exceeded $38 billion in the quarter, an increase of
In previous chapters of “Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage,” authors Mary Buffett and David Clark outlined what the guru looks for when studying the income statement and the asset and liabilities sections of the balance sheet.
Next, they turned their attention to the final piece of the balance sheet. This excerpt from the book shows a typical shareholders’ equity statement:
NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Capital Review released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Chico's FAS, Inc. (:CHS), Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA), Semtech Corporation (SMTC), Aramark (:ARMK), and Avnet, Inc. (AVT), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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Four New Directors to Be Immediately Appointed to the Board of Directors
Commitment to Adjusted Operating Margin Targets for Q4 2019 and Q4 2020 of 20% and 22.5%, Respectively1
Creation of Finance and Strategy Committee of the Board to Oversee Operational Improvement Initiatives
Increases Share Repurchase Authorization Resulting in $1.5 Billion Available for Repurchase
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation ( CERN) (“Cerner” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has entered into a cooperation
Christopher Falcos, a traffic engineer from Amesbury, Massachusetts, won my stock picking contest this year.
By profession, Falcos helps the Massachusetts Department of Transportation analyze roads or intersections with a high number of accidents, to try to make them safer. As a hobby, he is “very interested in computers,” and used to build them.
So, it’s not surprising that all three of Falco’s winning stocks picks were technology stocks – Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Square Inc. (SQ). Falcos averaged a gain of 83.8% on his three picks.
His biggest gain was 165.6% in Advanced Micro
All four of these managers have created hundreds of billions of dollars in value for their shareholders over the past several decades, and although each manager has made their money in different sectors, their investment and management styles are relatively similar.
For a start, each one of these managers has made most of their money with just one business.
Buffett has made millions from Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.), which is predominantly
Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) (GOOG) Google announced on Tuesday its new cloud-gaming service, called Stadia, is slated to launch later this year. The announcement is a clear indication that gaming, like other entertainment mediums, is migrating to the cloud or being delivered via streaming.
Stadia will allow gamers to play streamed titles on their computers, televisions and smartphones without the need for a separate console. Broadband-connected consoles can now pack enough internal storage to rival personal computers, liberating serious gamers from the need to constantly update to expensive hardware to match the ever-increasing processing demands of more graphic-intense titles.
The cloud is one of the major growth areas in technology today. Two tech companies in particular dominate the market for cloud services—Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). Both companies have richly rewarded shareholders over the past several years as their soaring stock prices reflect the broad move toward cloud storage.
Going forward, investors considering Amazon or Microsoft should note the key differences between the two, both in terms of their business models as well as their capital allocation strategies. Amazon continues to plow virtually all of its cash flow back into the business, meaning investors waiting for a
The MS Global Franchise Fund (Trades, Portfolio), part of Morgan Stanley (MS), disclosed this week its top five buys for fourth-quarter 2018 were Baxter International Inc. (BAX), Heineken NV (XAMS:HEIA), Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LSE:RB), SAP SE (XTER:SAP) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).
The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in securities with resilient business franchises and growth potential. Key characteristics include sustainable return on invested capital, high gross margins, strong free cash flow generation and good financial strength. As of quarter-end, the 31-stock equity portfolio’s top sectors in terms of weight are consumer
Shares of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), a technology company, have risen over 11% year to date, pushing the company’s market cap to $861.59 billion. The company’s strength and focus on cloud computing and enterprises has many investors speculating whether or not the company can hit the $1 trillion mark this year.
Commercial cloud computing is going to be a major driver of the company’s success this year. Cloud computing is expected to grow into a $400 billion industry by 2020, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company’s shift to the cloud in 2014.
The company’s intelligent cloud segment
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Western Digital Corporation (WDC), The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), Oracle Corporation (:ORCL), Liberty Property Trust (:LPT), and Medtronic PLC (:MDT), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.
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The guru sold 55.68% of his United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) holding. The trade had an impact of -5.62% on the portfolio.
The company, which is engaged in transporting people and cargo, has a market cap of $24.11 billion and an enterprise value of $34.89 billion.
GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. While the return on equity of 23.53% is outperforming the sector,
The investor's Aetna Inc. (AET) position was dissolved following its merger with CVS Health (CVS). The trade had an impact of -1.71% on the portfolio.
The health insurance company had a market cap of $69.64 billion and an enterprise value of $68.65 billion on its final day of trading.
Soros trimmed his Intelsat SA (I) holding by 77.52%. The trade had an impact of -1.41% on the
The firm cut its Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) stake by 35.04%. The trade had an impact of -0.94% on the portfolio.
The advertising, marketing and corporate communications company has a market cap of $16.6 billion and an enterprise value of $19.93 billion.
GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 47.38% and return on assets of 5.12% are outperforming 63% of
Third Point manager Daniel Loeb (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed last week his top sell during fourth-quarter 2018 was United Technologies Corp. (UTX), a major holding of fellow activist investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio).
Managing a portfolio of 22 stocks, Loeb follows an event-driven, value-oriented investment style. The fund manager seeks situations in which a catalyst expects to unlock shareholder value. Despite this, Loeb’s sells outweighed his buys for the quarter: although the fund manager established one new holding in Cigna Corp. (CI), Loeb also sold out of Alibaba Group
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Microsoft has been transitioning away from personal computing and toward services, which now make up over 60% of revenues. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella the company has made huge strides in cloud computing. The Azure cloud business has been growing over 75%. Like many companies, their stock has taken a hit since reaching record highs in the fall of 2018, yet they have a fortress balance sheet with over $135 billion in cash and short-term assets and less than $70 billion in long-term debt. Microsoft had over $10 billion
The guru closed his United Technologies Corp. (UTX) holding. The trade had an impact of -8.21% on the portfolio.
The company, which provides high technology products and services to the aerospace industries, has a market cap of $105.56 billion and an enterprise value of $147.3 billion.
GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.26% and return on assets of