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Re: [News] CNN: Microsoft is Expected to Report Lackluster Results Today

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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Microsoft profits ... wait till next year
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| But investors are still frustrated the company isn't doing
>| more with the massive amounts of cash it generates.
>| "They need to be more sensitive about their use their
>| capital. They need to use it more efficiently to create
>| more shareholder value," said Fred Burke, a fund manager
>| at Johnson Lemon Asset Management, which owns shares
>| of Microsoft.
> `----
> http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/24/technology/microsoft_walkup/index.htm?source=yahoo_quote
> Also see:
> Microsoft: How Have New Releases Affected Its Stock Performance?
> http://biz.yahoo.com/seekingalpha/061025/19193_id.html?.v=1
> Earnings Preview: Microsoft
> http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/061025/earns_preview_microsoft.html?.v=1

We'll now see a lot more pressure on Microsoft to stop wasting money
trying to compete directly with things which are free, (so goodbye
windows & office), and instead to focus on making money in areas where
there is a viable long-term business model (like consoles).

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
		-- Eric Hoffer

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