Everything Gold: Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) EPS Estimates Raised on Kinect Sales

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised their EPS estimates on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2011 through 2013, based on their higher-than-expected sales of Kinect.

Microsoft's full year 2011 through 2013 EPS estimates were boosted from $2.42, $2.67 and $2.95 to $2.45, $2.68 and $2.96.

Goldman also noted the announcement about Windows 8 is a push in the right direction for the software giant.

The recent flow of executives out of Microsoft seems to point to the lack of traction with Azure.

Goldman maintains their "Neutral" rating on Microsoft, which was trading at $28.52, up $0.41, or 1.46 percent, as of 12:31 PM EST.

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HelghastDrake2834d ago

Guys im a stock/options trader and i own options in MSFT so i couldnt be happier.. as a gamer PS3 still pwns 360

ASSASSYN 36o2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Here comes the anti kinect kids. I love how this thing is the opposite of every critic on this site.

thebudgetgamer2834d ago

seriously just forget haters.

Stryfeno22834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Boy is going to be interesting what the haters are going to say. Let me guess "Kinect iz doomed" " PS3 iz tha bomb" "MS are ze devilz" ect....

Chaos692834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Wait till tomorrow's NPD, I can already smell the hate from here.

Bigpappy2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

M$ will be feeding this cash cow with what it talked about at CES (better intergation into the dash, Netflex & Hulu, Avatar Kinect ...). But what they show for core gamers some time this year will push the hype to a whole new level. I say this because of all the negative beating it took because Kinect does not so far support that group. If M$ has something that can make core gamers go Holly $'t, it would have a much bigger impact than if they had released it at launch. Negative press with kill a bad or okay idea. But if they under promise and over deliver, it will make the impact of Kinect that much more triumphant for M$.

Wrong 'Mad*Raider'. Kinect is not the future of gaming, just a major player.

BlackTar1872834d ago

kinect is not the future of gaming. But it is def. part of it.

Do you hardcore people love Kinect becasue it has games you are really excited to play or you just love it because?Serious Question

i would like something more then it could be this and this and that. I want to know from WHAT IT IS how much do you hardcore 360 only players like it so much when it hasnt and does not support anything close to the games Hardcore 360 gamers play.

Bigpappy2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

You are assuming that we only play Hardcore games. Most gamers and all the ones I know, play almost all games, they just prefer to spend long periods of free time with a more ingrossing and longer type of game (Hardcore).

That was the long answer. The short answer is: yes!!! Most Kinecyt owners casual, core or in between, seem to wholly enjoy the experiences it brings to they time with 360.

Don't ask again. Go to Youtube or face book and see what kind of footage they are posting about their experiences.

BlackTar1872834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

good enough for me big pappy. The only one interested in the poeple i know is my wife. But i respect your opnion. Why'd the wii gets such a hard welc9me from the 360/ps3 crowd it only offered mostly Casual games and people lit it on fire (Hardcore) now its okay? Thats all im getting at i feel like move and kinect are praised on this site for not what they offer but who offers them.
anyways no need to say dont ask again your one of the first to give me a legit reason other then but it can do that in the future MAYBE.

BTW who types that Don't ask again give me a break ive never asked this question to you and you have never responded so please take the little nonsense and take it somewhere else. Ima gamer at heart i am trying to ask legitimate questions. Even your answer only served my question from a small corner of it all.

"You are assuming that we only play Hardcore games. Most gamers and all the ones I know, play almost all games, they just prefer to spend long periods of free time with a more ingrossing and longer type of game (Hardcore)."

to me that kind of yells gimmick

kewlkat0072834d ago

The only reason I would get kinect is for the Video feature for some of my party members on Xbox live and my two nieces seem to want one as well.

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