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Why You Should Sell Amazon's Stock to Buy Microsoft's

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - If Microsoft's(MSFT - Get Report) earnings multiple was as high as Amazon's(AMZN - Get Report), Microsoft would trade for over $800 and would still have a lower risk because at least it pays a dividend.

Face it, Amazon could take another decade before returning a reasonable return on assets in relation to its share price, and it will probably require a sub $100 stock price to make it happen.

You have to give Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos credit for creating a world-class online shopping experience and convincing shareholders that profits aren't important. He's redefined investor delayed gratification and replaced it with a "maybe someday before you die if you're lucky" approach. 

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MSFT $44.45 0.68%
AAPL $126.60 0.94%
FB $86.91 1.34%
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