The following video is from Thursday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Bryan Hinmon and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) fell on Thursday in the wake of a report by IDC that PC sales declined 14% in the first quarter. IDC cited the shift to tablets and smartphones and pointed to a slow start for Windows 8. What do slumping PC sales mean for investors in Microsoft? What does the trend mean for Dell (UNKNOWN: DELL.DL ) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ) ? Is the PC dead? This story, plus a recap of the Dow today, four of the biggest movers and shakers on today's market, and two stocks we'll be watching closely this week.
It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.