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Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub could be announced as soon as Monday

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-apos-acquisition-github-could-212211415.html
  • Microsoft and GitHub have agreed to an acquisition, according to a Bloomberg report.
  • The deal comes amid recent deal talks reported by Business Insider and could be announced as soon as Monday.
  • It's unclear what the price of the acquisition is, though GitHub was last valued at $2 billion.
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Damn, Steve Ballmer was trash
Was?

Didn't know he passed away.
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LOL in regards to MS stock price when he was CEO
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/17/walm...y-both-ba.html

Walmart and Microsoft link up on cloud technology as they both battle Amazon

  • The five-year agreement is designed to leverage the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions in order to make shopping quicker and easier for customers, Walmart said.
  • The agreement pairs Amazon’s largest retail rival with its closest challenger in cloud computing.
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LOL that makes sense. I'm sure Best Buy, and Target will do the same. Those have to be easy sales for MS to make
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Microsoft Earnings: What to Watch

July 19, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET

Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday. Here’s what to expect.

EARNINGS: Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Market Intelligence expect Microsoft to report earnings of $1.08 a share. Microsoft no longer reports adjusted figures, reflecting accounting changes it adopted at the start of the fiscal year.

REVENUE: Analysts expect revenue of $29.23 billion, up from $25.61 billion a year earlier. The year-ago figure reflects the new accounting standard.

WHAT TO WATCH:

HELP FROM HYBRID: Microsoft has seen its fortunes climb in recent years from its growing cloud-computing business, and a big piece of its success comes from so-called hybrid cloud sales. That’s a business in which customers mix web-based, on-demand services with software running on servers in their own data centers. That has helped Microsoft to sell to existing customers already running its software on their servers, a pitch rivals that don’t have a legacy software business can’t make. “Hybrid cloud scenarios continue to resonate with customers and we remain quite bullish on Microsoft’s differentiated positioning,” Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Brad Reback wrote in a recent research note. He expects revenue from server products and cloud services, the Microsoft reporting bucket that includes hybrid-cloud business, to have grown “in the high teens” in the quarter. Microsoft doesn’t disclose revenue, only percent change, for that category.

AZURE AND OFFICE: The engines of Microsoft recent growth have been its Azure cloud-computing services and its Office 365 online-productivity service for businesses. Analysts expect them to have continued to fuel last quarter’s results. RBC Capital Markets analyst Ross MacMillan estimated that the Azure business grew 92% in the quarter, while commercial Office 365 gained 36%. He sees potential for them to drive even greater gains for the company in the coming quarters as they become bigger parts of Microsoft’s overall operations. “As these businesses grow within the mix and as margins improve (especially in Azure), we expect revenue and gross profit growth to accelerate,” Mr. MacMillan wrote in a recent research note.

WINDOWS: In March, Microsoft split the engineering group that develops products under the Windows banner among two separate divisions, downgrading Windows’ role in the increasingly cloud-focused company as personal computer shipments have shrunk. But the last quarter saw the strongest showing of PC shipments in six years, according to market-research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. A key reason: Corporate buyers upgrading PCs to Windows 10 before support for Windows 7, which many still use, expires in January 2020. Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick expects revenue in Microsoft’s More Personal Computing segment, which includes Windows, to grow 14% to $10.5 billion.

GITHUB: Microsoft announced plans to buy coding-collaboration siteGitHub Inc. for $7.5 billion in stock last month. The deal hasn’t closed. Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss isn’t counting on the company to provide much detail about the acquisition in its earnings report or on the call with financial analysts. When the deal does close, it will likely add about $450 million in amortization expense, which should lead to roughly five-cents-a-share dilution in fiscal 2019, Mr. Weiss wrote in a recent note.
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Fair amount of buying activity in the Aug 17 $110 calls.
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Reports EPS of $1.13 vs $1.08 estimate
Revenue of $30.09 billion vs $29.23 billion estimate
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Azure is on fire!

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New target price: $121.

I suspect it will go higher than that....
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New high
112.02+1.76 (+1.60%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Project xCloud announced. This also has the potential to be a plus for AMD.
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And MSFT is about to announce that it now has received certification to bid on classified federal cloud computing contracts.... Earning due out later this month. This stock could rocket another 10-20 pts by Nov....
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Tomorrow. Options suggesting a +/- 5.4% move

MSFT: $107.25 : $-2.38 (-2.17%)

Q1 2019 analyst estimates
EPS of $0.96 per share . . . Earned $0.84 per share a year ago
Revenue of $27.88 billion . . . Did $24.54 billion a year ago

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Microsoft Looks Set to Beat Earnings Expectations Again

Oct. 23, 2018 7:30 a.m. ET

If history is any indication, analysts are understandably bullish about Microsoft’s first-quarter earnings on Wednesday—especially in the wake of its drubbing during tech’s big selloff earlier this month.

Microsoft (MSFT) has beaten analysts’ revenue estimates 19 of the last 20 quarters, and it is expected to report earnings of 96 cents per share on revenue of $27.88 billion, each up 14% from a year ago, according to FactSet.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Kash Rangan said in a note Monday that he expects Microsoft to beat expectations on both revenue and earnings per share, driven by strength in cloud computing and more. He raised his price target to $136 from $134, and maintained a Buy recommendation.

The company’s shift to cloud computing is “a major secular trend that is significantly benefiting [Microsoft] in the field as a key tailwind and should continue its momentum” heading into fiscal year 2019, Daniel Ives, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, said in a note Friday initiating its coverage of Microsoft. He has an Outperform rating and price target of $140 on the stock. Ives expects Microsoft to join Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) in the $1 trillion club within six months.

Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick summed up the sentiment in another note Monday that concluded Microsoft’s burgeoning cloud business and Microsoft 365 products have greatly diversified its product portfolio to complement “strong commercial PC demand.”

In its previous quarter, Microsoft reported that revenue for its Azure cloud service rose 89% year-over-year, one of several factors that contributed to the first $100 billion year in revenue for the 43-year-old company.

Trying to hold that 100 day

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MSFT now the big dog.
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Microsoft replaces Apple as world’s most valuable company

Microsoft shares rose 0.6% on Tuesday, pushing the company’s market value to $828.1 billion at the close. That exceeded by more than $1 billion the value of Apple

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MS jumping over Apple like

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Microsoft wins $1.76 billion defense contract: Pentagon

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