Charting the Incredible Historic Run of Microsoft, Intel: StockTwits

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Two of the largest tech companies in the world did something today that they haven't done in a decade.

Microsoft  (MSFT) climbed 3.5% and hit a new 14-year high. Intel  (INTC) climbed 8% and hit a new 12-year high. The PC era is not dead. Look at what two of its biggest players just did.

All of Wall Street sees something in these two tech giants, and they could be signalling a seismic shift in technology markets everywhere.

1. Microsoft is up 435 times its IPO valuation from 1986. Back then, when adjusted for its several splits over the years, 1000 shares would have cost $90. But those shares would be worth $39,150 today.

 

2. Here is a chart of Intel over the years, with some interesting notes. What's shocking is how Intel's net income is as much as it was in 2000. Yet its share price is still way below that all-time high.

 




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TheStreet Ratings team rates MICROSOFT CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MICROSOFT CORP (MSFT) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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