Microsoft Corporation: Computer Software, Electronics and Personal Computers

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Microsoft Corporation is an American-based technological company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services. Microsoft is most notable for their products such as Xbox and Windows. Xbox is Microsoft’s flagship video gaming console which released in 2001. Windows is Microsoft’s biggest claim to fame. From its release in 1985, Microsoft Windows quickly caught on as by far the largest computer operating system with the vast majority of personal and work related computers running this system. Microsoft first stated with the creation of Microsoft Windows in 1983. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque. When Windows was…show more content…
Over the span of the last year, Microsoft’s most drastic change n price occurred in July of 2013. After steady growth prior to this date, Microsoft suffered from falling short of the expected profit by 11% in July’s earnings. The biggest reason for this is because of Microsoft’s new line of tablets, the surface, falling fall short of expectation after much investment by Microsoft into this product line. The loss in revenue from the peak of the stock price in April to now, can be attributed to the lack of competition in Microsoft’s new gaming console, the Xbox One. Microsoft recently have decided to sell the console without their web-camera like, body tracking “Kinect” camera. The reason for this is to stay competitive against Sony’s competing console, the PS4. As Xbox One’s price was $499 with the Kinect camera and the PS4 was $399, Sony was severely outpacing Microsoft in sales. Microsoft’s recent decision to sell without Kinect to drop the console’s price from $499 to $399 was anticipated to raise the Stock’s price past the year’s peak, $41.42. I purchased 75 shares of Microsoft on 8/22/13 for $32.18 per share. Since then, the highest price Microsoft has reached was $41.42 on 4/1/2014. Since I’ve owned the stock, the lowest price the stock has hit was $31.15 on September 6, 2013. From the purchasing price of $32.18 to the current price of $40.12, I have earned $7.94 per share, for a total

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