MSFT: Buy Ahead of Earnings, Some Analysts Say

You ought to consider picking up some Microsoft (MSFT) shares ahead of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings report, due after the close on Thursday. At least, that’s the recommendation from a few of those analysts who have penned reports on the company previewing the results. The Street consensus is for $15.65 billion and 47 cents. Microsoft’s guidance for the quarter was for revenue of $15.5 billion to $15.8 billion, with profits of 45 to 48 cents a share.

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