The announcement that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will soon retire tracks the story line I laid out in my May column, "A Happy Ending for Microsoft." As I've mentioned before, when I investigate a company, I look at its story and try to …
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - 2017 is clearly the year of Big Tech. Amazon and Google owner Alphabet's stocks are trading at records. Amazon briefly topped the $1,000 mark Tuesday and Alphabet is flirting with it. Apple, Netflix and Facebook …
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Microsoft says its board has approved a 22 percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program. The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over Microsoft’s previous …
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. …
Microsoft Corp MSFT is set to report third-quarter 2017 results on Apr 27. Notably, the company has mixed record of earnings surprises in the trailing four quarters, with an average surprise of 8.55%. Last quarter, the company posted a …
After a Jefferies Group analyst cut Microsoft's 2009 revenue forecasts, Microsoft's stock fell to its lowest levels since 1998. The projections were reduced due to "downward pressure on PC unit sales," not Vista or lawsuits. And indeed, …
A day after there were reports that some retailers in the UK - including Carphone Warehouse (CPW) - have halted Lumia …
Microsoft Corp. will start giving shares of stock to employees instead of granting stock options and will record the expenses on its books. In a move that Microsoft Corp. says will help it continue to attract and retain key staff, the …
Microsoft Corp. is trying to lift its stock price by boosting its dividend 25 percent, the largest increase since the world’s largest software maker started the quarterly payments seven years ago. The change announced Tuesday will boost …
In a statement posted on Microsoft's website this morning, Steve Ballmer, CEO since 2000, announced that he will retire within the next 12 months. Ballmer took over the reins of the company from founder Bill Gates, and has presided over …