This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Is Windows 8.1 A Positive Catalyst For Shares?

Microsoft’s challenge is creating an operating system that is suitable for both a tablet, which has a touch interface, and a desktop, which uses a keyboard and mouse. Despite the challenges, Windows 8 is faster than Windows 7. It boots faster, provides better management utilities for users, and fits the needs of both consumers and power users. If Microsoft and its hardware partners market the improved performance, the software giant could see stronger Windows sales.

Weak sales for Windows 8.1 could also be bad news for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). Shares are up nearly 25% in the past year, helped by cost-cutting and better sales results. Investors do not anticipate Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 to be a catalyst for higher PC sales, which explains low forward P/Es. Microsoft trades with a forward P/E of 11, while HP trades at 7:

Analyze These Ideas: Access a performance overview for all stocks in this article. 

 

Written by Chris Lau, Kapitall Contributor

2 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,641.07 -13.70 -0.08%
S&P 500 1,980.96 -6.70 -0.34%
NASDAQ 4,811.3780 -1.33 -0.03%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs