But make no mistake that despite the ascent of mobile gaming: Microsoft's gaming console is here to stay.
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Microsoft is following these tech giants into programming. Will their big bet pay off? Use the list below to begin your analysis.
1. Microsoft Corporation
): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $333.37B, most recent closing price at $39.87.
2. Netflix, Inc.
): Provides subscription based Internet services for TV shows and movies in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $20.78B, most recent closing price at $337.31.
3. Amazon.com Inc.
): Operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. Market cap at $149.00B, most recent closing price at $323.00.
4. Apple Inc.
): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, and peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $471.34B, most recent closing price at $531.82.
(List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Monthly returns sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from Finviz.)