Dividends4Life: Microsoft Stock Will Rule the Future While Other Tech Stocks Falter

At its opening price of $101 per share on Jan. 7, MSFT stock had a market cap of $782 billion, which made it the most valuable company in the world. This left Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) trailing behind in second place, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) in third and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) well back in fourth place. Yet Microsoft stock remains, relatively speaking, a value stock. Its price-to-sales ratio is barely over 6.5; its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 42 and it pays a dividend of 46 cents that’s yielding 1.82% if you buy now. By these metrics, Amazon and Alphabet are far more expensive.

MSFT stock is No. 1 because it’s mainly in the business of making business tools, of renting cloud-based software and workspace to businesses like Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE). While Windows’ share of the desktop operating system market remains 82%, the size of that market peaked in 2011 and is not projected to grow. Microsoft has risen, in short, because the other Cloud Czars have fallen.

Source: InvestorPlace

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