Posts Tagged ‘MSFT’

Interest in Nuance Resurfaces (NUAN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, ADBE)

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) has just seen a massive jump on rumors that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in talks “of an unknown nature” as per reports from the blog TechCrunch.  MarketWatch noted this is likely a licensing deal for its speech recognition software. For whatever this is worth, we have considered that Nuance [...]

Weekend Review: Unusual Options Trading Review (AMR, CSTR, SLV, SFI, MSFT, SPPI)

It is Saturday and we decided to go dig through the Friday options trading looking for unusual trading in the crazy world of stock options.  Some of these are probably just par for the course but two stood out as really unusual.  We outlined the options trading and gave color in the following: AMR Corporation [...]

Option Expiration’s Largest Open Interest Contracts (GE, MSFT, PFE, INTC, YHOO, CSCO, WFC, SPY, QQQQ, FXI, XLK, XHB)

Today marks the January 2011 options expiration date. There are many active options expiring, and the reason these are so large is because many are LEAPS rather than just normal monthly options.  The old rule of thumb is that options tend to drift toward their closest and most active options contract strike prices.  We identified [...]

Dual Flop in Seattle Earnings Reactions (MSFT, AMZN)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are both experiencing a “Sell The News” trading this morning after earnings. Microsoft beat earnings at $0.45 EPS on $14.5 billion in sales versus $0.42 on $14.48 billion expected from Thomson Reuters.  The closely watched online operations revenue rose to $566 million from $507 million last [...]

Microsoft Soaring to 52-Week Highs (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is soaring to new 52-0week highs.  The software giant posted $0.40 EPS on $12.92 billion.  These were down from $0.48 EPS and $15.06 billion a year ago but were way above the Thomson Reuters estimates of $0.32 EPS and $12.32 billion in revenues.  At 8:37 AM EST we have shares trading [...]

Microsoft Sees Elevated Options Trading (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has seen a low volume day in the shares of its common stock.  But that is not the case in its call options.  Trading volume has really picked up, with some call option contracts trading more than their entire open interest.  You can imagine why… earnings bets ahead of Yahoo! tonight [...]

Intel Drives Friends and Rivals (INTC, DELL, MSFT, AMD, NVDA, MU, RMBS)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) guidance is driving the tech sector, despite Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) already giving a lift to the sector…..Right before the open at 9:28 AM EST Intel stock is up 4.5% at $20.35 on about 8 million shares.  Look at peers and competitors: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) is up over [...]

Exponential Volume Alert: VirnetX (VHC, MSFT)

VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE Amex: VHC) has never been covered by VSInvestor.  The company announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued its patent claim construction, or “Markman” Order, in the ongoing patent infringement action between VirnetX Inc. and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) .  It said, “In [...]

MAJOR PREMARKET ALERT: Yahoo (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) shares are down more than 7 percent to $15.90 in early premarket trading of more than 100,000 shares; it was among the most active after-hours stocks, as well. The company confirmed a 10-year search-engine agreement with rival Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to jointly attack Google Inc’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) 65 percent search market [...]

PREMARKET ALERT: Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) shares fell more than 6 percent to $23.80 after hours, on very high active-hours volume of more than 14 million shares. The software maker reported in-line earnings 36 cents a share, but lower-than-expected revenue that fell 17.3% to $13.1 billion from year-ago results. Analysts had been expecting revenue of $14.4 billion. [...]