SEATTLE (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Gates, who started the company that …
The bank pledged to raise the dividend and increase stock buybacks. It gave scant details, but investors still welcomed the news. Until just recently, the bank concentrated its excess capital toward finishing the purchase of Morgan Stanley
With trading closed for the day on Wall Street, shares of Microsoft buoyed by today's launch of Halo 3 were up to $29.56, a 1.651% increase over yesterday's closing price. The increase doesn't quite match the grav lift of greenbacks …
Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market. Bank of Ireland (IRE): Goldman Sachs gives the stock a downgrade to Sell from Neutral, sending it tumbling 2.1% today. China Southern Airlines (ZNH): The stock is cut to …
Ford is issuing equity and will probably use some of the proceeds to buy back debt. At the same time, Microsoft is issuing debt and will probably use some of the proceeds to buy back equity. Which one makes more sense? The …
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen recently sold 10 million Microsoft shares for about $986 million, according to a report by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Allen sold the shares in three deals between Feb. 14 and Feb. 18. …
Brokerage Morgan Stanley said Monday that it will simplify its stock rating system and put more emphasis on harder-hitting research, as part of a Wall Street trend to address the issue of analyst independence. The securities industry …
MICROSOFT'S former chief executive Steve Ballmer has surpassed Bill Gates as the largest individual holder of the company's stock. MICROSOFT'S former chief executive Steve Ballmer has surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates …
According to a UBS analyst Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is close to buying back $20 billion in stock. The UBS analyst expects Microsoft to buyback the stock over the next three months, which would lift earnings by as much as …
When insiders sell, most market watchers take it as a sign that the wheels are coming off. What to make, then, of Microsoft SVP Bob Muglia's latest stock move? Muglia, a stalwart cheerleader for Microsoft's Windows Vista, owns …