It would be a gangster move for Microsoft to acquire Discord and move into PC game distribution and compete with Steam.
And more generally speaking I’d love for them to stop doing buybacks and instead focus on these kind of acquisitions (Github was another great one). They should of bought Zoom & Slack a few years ago
Discord ended deal talks. But I don’t know why Microsoft wanted a loss making chat program when they already have a money making one in Teams.
I know it shouldn’t but I wonder if the Gates’ divorce announcement will have an impact?
I doubt it. Gates hasn’t been involved in the company for over a decade and now only owns about 1% of MSFT shares.
I been Watching this stock for a while. It keeps rising. Who thinks it’ll end up like a Amazon stock. In the thousands
It’s already bigger than Amazon by Market Cap
To get to $3k a share its pretty much got to 10x from here so youd be looking at a 20Trillion dollar market cap valuation at that point so I’d say you’d be waiting a while. It’s already had many share splits over the years hence why it’s not already in the multiple 1000s a share.
Ok, thks. I’m just trying to pick up on a few things. U just help me learn more about market cap
Thks, for that. I’m just getting involved, winging it really. But I been learning a few things.
Any suggestions for a new bee like me. As what to look out for. Just the basics
Share price is arbitrary, i.e. a share price of $100 or $1,000 doesn’t mean anything on its own because the company can be split up into any number of shares in theory.
You could have a company with ten shares at $1,000 each, that doesn’t mean it’s a big or successful company. You can look up a company’s market cap and divide by the number of ‘shares outstanding’ to get its share price. Hope that helps.
Thks. I understand what u mean. That info definitely helps. Thks again
Microsoft have a track record for splitting their stock, creating more of it to reduce the price, this doesn’t affect how much the company is worth. They’ve done it 9 times since 1987 mostly halving the price each time.
Fun fact if you brought 10 shares at IPO in 1987 you would now hold 2,880 shares but crucially still own the same amount of the company. (¥)
If Microsoft hadn’t done this they’re share price would be 288x times higher or $93,499 (€)
(¥) If we ignore any new shares created as part of an acquisition or compensation package, which they defiantly have done but you get the idea
(€) The share a price wouldn’t be this high as it would have been impossible for most people to buy a Microsoft share at such a high price before fractional shares were available- less buyers means lower prices.
Context: It’s dropped 1.35% from an all time high 2 weeks ago.
This… Some new investors minds are going to be blown if we see a 20%+ bear market for a period of time… I’m seeing buy when the streets are red with blood quotes after a 3%pullback
Who’s have though when Steve Balmer was launching the zune miscrosoft would be sitting pretty as the most valuable company in the world?
Steve has ‘made’ $1.4bn today alone, no wonder he looks excited.
Microsoft out here trying to eat everyone’s lunch. Slack. Now Notion
Microsoft want to try and get their slice of the BNPL payments pie
That is such a shady move