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What to watch for in Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report on Tuesday

• Microsoft will announce earnings after market close on Tuesday, and most analysts are saying the results will show the company has taken a step backwards in the June-ending quarter (which was also the close of Microsoft’s fiscal year).  • The company is expected to announce a decline in earnings per share (to 58¢), and … Continue reading “What to watch for in Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report on Tuesday”

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Microsoft will announce earnings after market close on Tuesday, and most analysts are saying the results will show the company has taken a step backwards in the June-ending quarter (which was also the close of Microsoft’s fiscal year). 

• The company is expected to announce a decline in earnings per share (to 58¢), and its fourth quarter of declining sales (to $22.1 billion) over the last five quarters. 

• Many analysts are closely watching the progress Microsoft has made in its transition from a client-server computing company to a cloud services company. Some fear that things are moving too slowly, and that Microsoft will be punished for it in its stock price after earnings. 

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• Microsoft may have engendered some optimism through its recent acquisition of LinkedIn, but it also took a $950 million charge in May to restructure its mobile business. 

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