BUS 305 Module 1 Session Long Project

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Market Behavior Robert J. Blair Trident University International BUS 305 Module 1 Session Long Project Dr. Babb 23 April 2011 Market Behavior Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is a company that I find special interest in. In the early to late ‘80s I lived in Western Washington and grew up hearing my parents and others gossip about this new computer company and its young founder Bill Gates. During the summers I walked past Bill Gates lake front home as I headed to the park for a swim or canoe ride. I remember being a freshman high school when Microsoft went public and everybody I knew was saying how they wish they could have been on the inside of that deal. Last semester I studied Apple Inc. and I think it will be interesting to follow their largest competitor, Microsoft, this semester. I am curious about what plans Microsoft has to climb back to the top after Apple Inc. surpassed them and became the largest technology company in the world.(Tweney, 2010) I wonder if Microsoft will start to rely more on the sales of entertainment items such as the x-box 360 as opposed to the development and sales of the operating systems that the company was built on. Microsoft’s stock is currently at $25.52. If I were to buy 1000 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) today, I would be able to get 25,520 shares.(Yahoofinance, n.d.) Technology is a factor that plays a large role the success of Microsoft. Everything the company is
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