Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft Corp. engages in the provision of developing and marketing software and hardware services. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and intelligent devices. It also offers server applications for distributed computing environments, productivity applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools, video games, and online advertising. It operates through the following segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment consists of products and cloud services in portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services. It comprises of office commercial, office consumer, and microsoft dynamics business solutions. The Intelligent Cloud segment offers hybrid server products and cloud services. It comprises of server products and cloud services and enterprise services. The More Personal Computing segment comprises of windows, devices, gaming, and search advertising. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
In February 2012 Skaffold graced the cover of Money magazine with our Top 5 and Top 50 stocks for 2012. Money readers loved it, and we have been privileged enough to share our Top 5 share tips each year since.
In 2012 we hypothetically invested $50,000 across the Top 5 stocks. In early 2013 we sold the 2012 stocks and reinvested the gains, including the $2,000-odd we received in dividends, into the 2013 stocks. We did the same thing in early 2014.
Had you followed this process, which by the way is methodical and not influenced by human opinion or bias, you’d be sitting on a portfolio worth just under $84,000.
Since inception the process has returned 75 per cent, or 77 per cent if you include franking. Annually, that’s a return of 22 per cent. Mr Warren Buffett would be proud.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Financial advisers are no longer focusing mainly on traditional mining and banking stocks and are instead looking at service industries.
In April 2013, banks and resources formed the top seven out of the top ten researched stocks. In March 2014, services formed the top four stocks and five of the top ten. Just one financial stock (ANZ) and one energy stock (Titan Energy Services) were included in the top ten most researched shares.
This change in behaviour with advisers signals that Australian investors are looking further afield, reflecting an increased level of sophistication.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Skaffold held a webinar earlier this year in which our general manager Chris Batchelor discussed the top 5 stocks Skaffold had chosen for 2014, as well as some reasons why you might want to look overseas for opportunities as well as in Australia.
The top 5 stocks were Microsoft (US), Great Wall (HK), Ashmore Group (UK), Wotif (AU) and Westjet (CAN)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Do you want to make some money folks? A resounding yes was the response when Karl Stefanovic asked the question on Channel 9’s TODAY show in early February.
If you had invested in the 2013 stock tips revealed by Skaffold in Money magazine last year you could have returned a profit of 25.6% including dividends and franking. $50,000 invested across the 2013 top 5 stocks would today be worth around $58,000, and you would have received $3,400 in dividends, Money magazine editor Effie Zahos told Karl.
Money magazine editor Effie Zahos shared the stock tips for 2014, provided by Skaffold.com, on the TODAY show.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Despite being the fifth best performing stock on the Dow, up 30%-plus over the last 12 months, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) continues to look remarkably cheap at currently levels. The trouble is without any evident (fundamental) catalysts, both the company and its share price are now struggling to find their way forward.
A cursory glance at Microsoft’s underlying numbers explains why it no longer has the investor sex-appeal it once commanded.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Investing in top stocks – businesses with solid balance sheets, good cash flow, impressive profitability and the capacity to drive future growth – will build a portfolio with an impressive mix of businesses and, over the long run, deliver returns that should outperform the market.
Skaffold interprets a company’s key fundamentals and economic indicators into image-rich visuals, making it easy to spot the best stocks and avoid those with a track record of disappointing shareholders
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Monday, January 20, 2014
As we are all aware we are heading into reporting season for another year. The USA has already started their reporting season and as such we are expecting many updates in Skaffold over the next few months.
To make your job a little easier we have compiled a short calendar of some of the biggest and most popular stocks in the USA
Thursday, January 16, 2014
On 6 February 2014, for the third consecutive year, Skaffold will once again grace the cover of Money magazine with our Top 50 stocks for 2014.
This year Skaffold’s top stocks list has gone global!
The beautiful thing about being a Skaffold member is that you can find your own list of top stocks any day of the week, all year round. To help you narrow the field, we’d like to share the criteria we use, year after year, to find top stocks.
Read more to discover the criteria we used to find Skaffold’s 2014 Top 50 Global Stocks list.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Comparing the value of the Australian share market as a whole with global indices can be a dangerous and futile exercise. After all, most investors are individual stock-pickers not index huggers. However, once you recognise exactly how top-heavy the ASX is compared to the US and other global markets, you’ll sit up and take notice when analysts have concerns over valuations.