The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported on Monday that it would acquire Perceptive Pixel Inc, a manufacturer of big touch-screen display monitors that can be used by multiple people at the similar time.
World’s biggest software Microsoft reported at a conference in Toronto on Monday that Microsoft aims to vend Perceptive Pixel’s big screens, which can operate on its latest OS, Windows 8. The company did not disclose the terms of the agreement.
Microsoft reported on the company’s website that it has a lot riding on the success of Windows 8, due to be announced later current year. Perceptive Pixel’s 82-inch multi-touch screen, used by users comprising news broadcaster CNN and oil-services offer Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), can respond to finger movements and a stylus at the same time, assisting customers mimic real-world work environments.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) plunged -0.91% to settle at $189.67, Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) moved down -3.00% to end at $30.43 while SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) decreased -0.47% to finish on Monday at $55.50.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) began the last trading session with a price of $30.12 and throughout the session climbed at a high of $30.23 but when day-trade ended the stock finally decreased -0.61% to $30.00.
MSFT had a trade volume of 30.68 million shares was lower as compared to average trading capacity of 43.08 million shares.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with +28.73% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -8.36%. MSFT last month stock price volatility remained 2.00%. In its share capital MSFT has 8.40 billion outstanding shares among them 7.56 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. MSFT stock institutional ownership remained 67.07% while insider ownership included 5.76%.
Shares price of MSFT moved down from its 20 days moving average with -0.23% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.26%. MSFT current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +28.20% while its current quarter performance remained –2.91%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.01. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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