Microsoft's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Microsoft is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $182.50 short put and a strike $177.50 long put offers a potential 35.14% return on risk over the next 28 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $182.50 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.30 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $3.70 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $177.50 long put strike price.
The 5-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the short-term momentum for Microsoft is bullish and the probability of a rise in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.
The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Microsoft is bullish.
The RSI indicator is at 59.99 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.
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LATEST NEWS for Microsoft
FedEx Will Deliver Strong Returns Without Amazon
Thu, 21 May 2020 02:49:00 +0000
For stockholders, FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has been dead money for years. FedEx's strength is in their express (or air) unit, which instead mainly supports business to business logistics. First, the bad: In FedEx's most recent quarter, CEO Frederick Smith reported a near 60% drop in profit year over year.
Microsoft VP Explains How Its Cloud for Healthcare Will Reshape Industry
Wed, 20 May 2020 21:09:00 +0000
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is the first of many custom, industry-specific cloud offerings Microsoft has planned.
A Challenge To Amazon, As Microsoft And FedEx Enter Multiyear Collaboration
Wed, 20 May 2020 20:27:57 +0000
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) will join forces in a multiyear technology and logistics partnership, the companies announced this week. The collaboration, to involve new product development, will combine the global digital and logistics network of FedEx with Microsoft's intelligent cloud, and could eventually reshape e-commerce as we know it."Together with Microsoft, we will combine the immense power of technology with the vast scale of our infrastructure to help revolutionize commerce and create a network for what's next for our customers," said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx, in a statement.Also this week the companies announced their first offering, FedEx Surround, aimed at providing real-time analytics into commerce supply chains and shipment tracking. FedEx Surround can also collect multiple data points gathered through FedEx's enhanced scanning and proprietary technology, and analyze them using Microsoft's suite of AI, machine learning and analytics solutions. "This will provide participating businesses with not only enhanced visibility of a package's location during its journey," the statement said, "but also knowledge of global commerce conditions and external challenges in near-real-time, such as severe weather or natural disasters, mechanical delays, clearance issues and incorrect addresses."Anything that drives "more precise" inventory management and logistics and also improves the ability of companies to sense and respond to potential issues and disruptions using real-time data will prove valuable, Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon executive who now runs his own consultancy, told FreightWaves.But Ladd said he believes "the ambition is much bigger," and that Microsoft will ultimately leverage the partnership to reimagine the shopping experience, using a combination of AI, machine learning, voice activation and virtual reality. LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, would serve as the marketplace platform."Online shopping is old school," Ladd said." Virtual reality is the future, and Microsoft will be the one to usher in the new age of retail." In that context, Ladd said, "FedEx will be the dedicated provider of fulfillment." Whether that prediction comes to pass, it's hard not to view the partnership as a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN), as the e-giant continues to build out its own logistics and technology networks.Less than a year ago, FedEx ended its ground and air shipment contract with Amazon. And as GeekWire observed, the partnership bears some similarity to previous Microsoft collaborations with Walmart and Kroger, Amazon competitors that may be less than eager to rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their cloud services needs. Azure Cloud is the No. 2 public cloud platform behind AWS."Now more than ever, organizations are counting on an efficient and capable supply chain to remain competitive and open for business," said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in the statement."Together with FedEx, we will apply the power of Azure, Dynamics 365 and their AI capabilities to this urgent need, building new commerce experiences that transform logistics for our mutual customers around the world."Microsoft and FedEx will release more information about FedEx Surround availability this summer, along with news of additional product launches, according to the release.Image: Jim Allen, FreightwavesSee more from Benzinga * Today's Pickup: Bulkloads Rolls Out Early Features Of TMS * With Remote Working, Virtual Workspaces Grow In Importance * How Supply Chain Partners Can Help Drive The Triple Bottom Line(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 is a powerhouse rival to Apple’s MacBook Pro
Wed, 20 May 2020 18:42:33 +0000
Microsoft's Surface Book 3 is a high-powered laptop-tablet hybrid designed for anyone in need of a monster laptop.
Amazon Is Clearly What Hedge Funds Are Betting On These Days
Wed, 20 May 2020 17:14:00 +0000
Amazon has been a major beneficiary of the Covid-19 chaos, and hedge funds have taken notice. Amazon's 32% return has outpaced all FAANG + Microsoft names save Netflix (39%), but more importantly, Amazon has transmuted its tech designation to that of the ultimate “essential” business. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of many business models, but it's managed to do the opposite for Amazon.
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