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A Newly Public Stock That's Beating Microsoft to a Lucrative Niche

By Brian Stoffel and Brian Feroldi – Oct 2, 2021 at 7:00AM

Key Points

  • UiPath helps save time for knowledge workers by completing monotonous, repetitive tasks.
  • The company is growing very fast, and has proven it can hang on to customers and get them to spend more over time.
  • This edge could keep its artificial intelligence ahead of the pack.

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Automating digital tasks will be a huge business.

There's no arguing it: Microsoft (MSFT -0.31%) is one of the biggest and most dominant companies the world has ever seen. But that doesn't mean it will win every market that it enters. In fact, when smaller companies focus on a single niche where Microsoft isn't leading, they can slowly take away market share. In the process, these smaller companies become great investments.

One such company is recent IPO UiPath (PATH 0.96%). If you're unfamiliar, UiPath creates software that allows for time-consuming digital tasks to be completed automatically. The company's artificial intelligence (AI) is at the core of the offering. And if UiPath's recent earning's reports was any indication, it is making solid progress toward widening its moat.

In this September 26th video from Motley Fool contributors Brian Feroldi and Brian Stoffel, get the bull and bear case on UiPath, and see how the stock scores on each contributor's investing frameworks.

Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Brian Stoffel has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Microsoft and UiPath Inc. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Stocks Mentioned

UiPath Stock Quote
UiPath
PATH
$12.56 (0.96%) $0.12
Microsoft Stock Quote
Microsoft
MSFT
$244.37 (-0.31%) $0.75

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