$MSFT: Roller Coaster Ride Post-Earnings


Microsoft Corp. reported incredibly strong holiday-season earnings Tuesday afternoon, topping $50 billion in quarterly sales for the first time and beating expectations across the board.

Yet the stock immediately fell more than 5% in after-hours trading, and stayed low for roughly two hours. As soon as Microsoft executives told investors that they expect to reach record cloud revenue and challenge that $50 billion level again in the current quarter, the shares moved reversed course, and ended the extended session up more than 1%.

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