Analysts: Microsoft’s New CEO Will Face Weighty Burden and 3 More Research Notes to Peruse

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Microsoft to Underperform from Neutral; the firm said valuation is already reflecting potential divestitures and restructuring, and BofA Merrill Lynch has concerns about downward revisions, flat earnings, and declining margins. These factors will be a burden on new management, the analyst says, regardless of who is CEO. The price target on Microsoft stock remains $36.

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