It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREETable 1: 1. Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ): Market cap at $233.28B, most recent closing price at $27.85. Short-selling volumes declined by 14.6% for Microsoft Corporation, ahead of quarterly earnings. When the software giant reported on January 24, Microsoft demonstrated continued revenue strength in most of its divisions. Windows revenue rose 24% (including pre-sales). Its Office division rose 3%, server and tools up 9%, and online services up 11%. The company clearly benefited from ongoing corporate spending, while the PC environment was weak. Investors should be positive on Microsoft. They are more interested in the potential for Windows Phone 8 and Surface RT/Pro in 2013. The Xbox refresh will also be announced in a few months.
2. Research In Motion Limited ( RIMM): Market cap at $7.22B, most recent closing price at $13.78. Research In Motion Limited is viewed by many as lacking prospects. Shares were bid up to $18.32 recently, as short-selling volumes declined 1.4% ahead of the run-up. The run-up was a classic rise before the rumor, sell after the news. The Blackberry 10 release on January 30 marked a new paradigm for the company and possibly for the smartphone market.