drhowarddrfine - 11:32 am on Jul 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
>Google loss $24 billion
That was 'market capitalization'. A computation based on stock price and shares outstanding. Not assets. It happens often for a stock with an $864 price tag and millions of shares out there.
>Microsoft price's over 10 year is stable because of a 2 for 1 stock splits.
There have been NO stock splits since 2003
>And Don't forget Microsoft's Quarterly Dividend payments over that ten years!
Dividends do not equal growth
>The company didn't miss earning, just analyst expectations which were pretty high.
Your opinion alone. "Missing earnings" is the definition of "analyst expectations".
>The company made more money then last year
And lost more money this year. Past performance means nothing.
>with tons of new business.
In some divisions while poor performance in others, hence the DECLINE in sales $18 billion to $16 billion.