The stock, at around $45, is up 21% on the year to date, more-than doubling the tech sector's 9% gain. But investors are nervous about the company's Tuesday earnings, and not for the usual reasons.
The approval rating of new CEO Satya Nadella continues to rise and it's not hard to understand why. Since Microsoft reported its financial results in April -- Nadella's first as CEO -- the company has added roughly $31 billion to its market cap. As long as that trend continues, investors will prolong their applause.
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