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Microsoft stock price crosses $100 mark

Microsoft's stock price has been on an upward trend for some time, but the company marked a major milestone today: the $100 mark. As of this writing, Microsoft stock is trading at just over $100, the first time it has crossed that threshold (via MSPU) since undergoing a series of stock splits in the 1990s.

The news comes days after Microsoft swapped positions with Alphabet to become the world's third most valuable company in terms of market cap. As they have in the past, the two companies have since exchanged spots again, and they'll likely continue to do so in the future.

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Despite its high profile struggles with Windows phone, Microsoft has been on an upward trajectory since CEO Satya Nadella officially took over in 2014. As noted by CNBC earlier this week, Microsoft has seen a growth of 40 percent in the past 12 months. That's in large part due to the company's continued growth in its cloud and commercial services. That's particularly true in the enterprise sector, which has become an increasingly important part of Microsoft's business.

Aside from its cloud business, Microsoft is now focusing its efforts on the burgeoning fields of AI, quantum computing, and mixed reality. The company recently underwent a major reorganization of its internal teams to reflect this – the effects of which are still being felt.

There's still plenty of time left in the trading day here in the U.S., so the stock price could very well dip back below $100. Still, it represents a major milestone for the company as it continues to compete with Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Here's to hoping you bought some Microsoft stock when it was cheap!

Updated June 1, 2018: Updated to clarify that Microsoft's stock indeed traded above the $100 mark before accounting for stock splits in the '90s.

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17 Comments
  • The legalized gambling!! The circus of stock markets.
  • Well it isnt a game. It provides money for companies to continue innovating, and they give you a % of the revenue. It is gambling, but you are taking a risk. But life is all about risks. That is why you don't put more than you are willing to lose.
  • It wasn't a gamble with Trump, he's made us all rich 😁
  • Uh, isn't gambling in general legalised gambling, seeing as, you know, it's legal?
  • Go soft! I mean, Microsoft! Go Micro soft!
  • Not sure what is worse - that you relied upon another web site for your information as simple as this (seriously, you couldn't open one of the 1000s of web sites or Nasdaq its self to find info like this?), or that you copied a factually incorrect statement. Microsoft has been over $100 many times, it was around $150 just before the DOJ announced they were going to bring antitrust charges against Microsoft. Microsoft has split a number of times since then, which has caused the dollar value per share, and the number of shares, to change. But to state that it is the first time over $100 is just sloppy journalism, and what is now expected from this site.
  • You're absolutely right. The available stock price history doesn't account for stock splits that occurred in the '90s. I've updated the article to reflect that info. Apologies for the error.
  • I bought these bad boys before they released Windows 10 for $50/stock. Glad to know my investment doubled!
  • and if they announced a reverse split of their stock 4:1 the price would be $400 overnight
  • I am happy. Bought for 38 bucks. I like where this is going.
  • i was buying a few during their $20's per share. sold em when windows phone were tanking.. then I saw these huge jumps.. it is amazing how they just keep going up. regret selling it.
  • Whatever else can be said about Nadella, one thing is for sure, Wall Street loves him.
  • Only thing is though is that Wall Street is very much so a "what have you done for me lately crowd". Once the cloud market becomes more a defacto standard, and becomes less a shiny object "growth" opportunity, since evidently Nadella wants all MS' eggs to be wrapped up nicely in that basket, will it have the staying power? I guess we'll see. IBM's stock went over $100 in 2002, stayed there pretty steady, as it dipped below $100 and peeked above $100 for years, until it finally took off again in 2009 and peaked at $200 in 2013. Is now about $140. I foresee a similar pattern for MS. That is... as long as the market bubble itself doesn't burst!
  • I think that the new reorganization with Joe Belfiore is giving fruits fast. Microsoft is greater than Alphabet because they have been more years in the tech industry, and know how to deal with finance issues. Microsoft's cloud business is not the only reason the stock prize is high, Fortune 500 companies also like to use Windows on their employee's working assets and that tells us how popular Windows 10 has become in the last years.
    Great job Microsoft!
  • No dip still at or above 100$
  • Even with all those people burned by windows phone and groove going away! I thought those users would just walk away from every Microsoft product hurting them and their stock. Oh wait... no one used those services or products to begin with.
  • That's the things people don't get. I was a big wp fan and had a music pass but not many people had a wp that I knew and I did not know one other person with a music pass. So yes I was gutted when they were dropped but I can also see why it was dropped.