Apple (AAPL) is now bigger than (MSFT). In today’s market, Apple it is more valuable, has more financial firepower and has also been growing faster. But, “Microsoft’s stock is blowing away Apple’s, because for investors, last year is history and it is the future that matters.”
Shares of Microsoft have been up 26.5% over the past twelve months. Apple’s profit for 2015 is five times greater than Microsoft’s. Apple’s revenue also grew 27% over the past year, while Microsoft’s grew 1.5%.
Analysts currently expect Microsoft to report higher earnings and revenue in 2016. Despite all this Apple still remains the favorite with analysts.
“Analysts think Apple will be worth $135.84 a share in 18 months, or 44% more than the Thursday closing price of $94.09.”