Buy, Hold, or Sell Microsoft?

Buy, Hold, or Sell Microsoft?

Microsoft has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to CEO Steve Ballmer's announcement that he'll step down within the next year, Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business, and its recent boost to its share buyback and dividend. But should Microsoft be returning even more cash to its shareholders, and can investors trust that management will create value through its multibillion-dollar acquisitions?

In this video, Motley Fool analysts Joe Tenebruso and Eric Bleeker offer their take on the software titan.Joe sees a lot of attractive aspects of Microsoft's business, including high switching costs for customers and the tremendous cash flow that they help Microsoft generate. But an investment in Microsoft's stock has opportunity costs, and Joe sees more attractive investment opportunities in the tech industry. To get Joe and Eric's full take, click the video.

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