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 (NASDAQ: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.