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Microsoft Corp leads the tech rally club

Microsoft Leads the Tech Rally Club

Microsoft Corp’s stock has reached a new all-time high following a rally in shares of the company, and because of this, its market value rose to around $2 trillion for the first time in over six months.

Microsoft shares hiked as much as 3.4% to $277 on Wednesday; it was the only stock with a market value surpassing $2 trillion. After rallying 29% from a November low, this is the first time it has reached that level since August. Thus, it caught up with Apple Inc. with a market value of about $2.44 billion.

As investors show an increased interest in artificial intelligence, recent stock gains have occurred. OpenAI is the creator of a wildly successful chatbot. Last month, Microsoft Corp revealed that it would increase its investment in the company. The firm introduced a version of its Bing internet search engine using ChatGPT technology during an event on February 7.

Microsoft stock erased earlier Q4 losses due to low earnings 

Microsoft was a firework for what analysts expected to be a bad quarter for the rest of the industry in January. The corporation was one of the first major technology firms to report earnings. With Wall Street cutting tech earnings predictions for months, the sector was projected to be the main drudge on S&P 500 profits in the Q4.

Texas Instruments Inc. is one of the world’s largest chipmakers. In Q4, it saw its first sales decline since 2020 and issued a cautious forecast.

Microsoft’s cloud business was doing well even though the overall software and technology product market was declining. This encouraged shareholders. But, as corporate users pulled back on spending, the corporation’s gloomy predictions drew attention to the software company’s issues.

But, compared to the Nasdaq 100 Index’s 16% increase this year, the stock has climbed 15% so far in 2023. Nvidia Corp. has risen 55% due to the surge in AI interest. In 2023, Apple grew too, and increased by 19%.

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