Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer took part in a chat with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at an event with “tech influencers and innovators” where they spoke on a variety of issues, and finally the conversation turned to Microsoft’s rivals. As always, the Microsoft CEO was very helpful in his views on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).
TechCrunch reported that Ballmer called the Android ecosystem wild, uncontrolled and susceptible to malware and the Apple (AAPL) ecosystem was called high-priced and highly controlled, further citing that iPhones cost upwards of $1,000 worldwide.
He truly expressed his views claiming that Microsoft can wedge itself between the two to be successful with diversity and organization. Ballmer described Windows 8, Surface and Phone, saying that the products have performed well and the company is working very closely with developers, unlike his counterparts at Apple and Google Inc. (GOOG).
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s price decreased in the last trading session with a previous 52-week high of $32.95. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The stock traded at a volume of 76.10 million shares at a price fall of -0.92%. The share price is now down -10.17% for the past three months. Latest closing price was -9.00% below its 50-day moving average and -10.34% below its 200-day moving average.
While trading at volume higher than average, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) plunged -1.47% yesterday. Its previous 52-week high was $33.29 and moved down -7.85% over the same period, trading at a volume of 22.56 million. Shares have risen 9.76% over the trailing 6 months. The stock is currently trading -5.97% below its SMA 50 and 0.08% above its SMA 200.
Over the last 12 months, for Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) a return on equity of 13.07 percent was realized due to the financial situation and earnings per share reached a value of $1.57. Earnings are projected to move up 12.29 percent for the coming five years. The stock closed at $32.24, down -0.31 points or -0.94% from previous close and at a distance of -3.67% from 20-day simple moving average.
CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) moved up 11.96% in this year and its price history showed most recently beta was at 1.39. Overall the last 12 months, the percentage change in the price was 7.16%, hitting the highest of $28.00 on Mar 28, 2012 while lowest level in that period was $19.54 on Nov 23, 2011.