Editor's note: The following are questions received from viewers of "Mad Money," seen every weekday at 6 p.m. EST on CNBC.
: I also hold Microsoft shares in my
ActionAlertsPLUS charitable trust and have been similarly disappointed with the stock's recent action.
Mr. Softee is essentially flat since it paid the big $3-a-share special dividend, though I don't believe the market is giving the company much credit yet for a strong Xbox 360 launch. With the new Vista operating system also due out later this year, I believe that 2006 will eventually be known as the "Year of Microsoft."
Can shares of JDSU (JDSU) move higher this year?-- Heather from Connecticut
: In my opinion, the company has seen a resurgence in recent quarters. The latest trend in telecom spending is for video-to-the-home capability, which is right up JDSU's alley. With that in mind, I don't believe the shares will remain under $3 for much longer.
You interviewed the CEO of a company last week that performed lab tests for cervical and breast cancer. Please tell me again what the name and ticker symbol are!-- Mike from Utah
: That was
, a great company that controls about 60% of the market. The company posted 25% revenue growth in the most recent quarter and is carrying a lot of positive momentum into 2006. I interviewed CEO Patrick Sullivan on
last Thursday's show.
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