Why is Microsoft’s stock valued so low?

Microsoft intern1
May 12 59 Comments

FANG stocks are soaring.

And we’re excited that we broke $100/share?

Why aren’t our stocks $1000 a share? I understand there was a “dark” period there, but I don’t understand why we’re not valued at least as much as Google.

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  • Intel ruptur
    I think you need to take Stocks and trading 101
    May 124
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I sure do, in the meantime, you want to add anything of value here other than being a prick?
      May 12
    • Intel ruptur
      Lol looks like you need to take Blind 101 as well
      May 12
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      Good idea, where is the Blind 101 course?
      May 13
    • Google Mr. Glass
      OP is a noob - doesn’t understand Marketcap.
      May 13
  • Oracle bT43cv
    You really should learn how stock price work. You understand you can cut a pizza in four pieces or twelve, right? If not, go back to your elementary books.
    May 120
  • Microsoft intern1
    OP
    How come there’s so many “I’m so smart, I have all the right answers” and yet none of you chose to basically explain or help out here?

    Sounds like a lot of people don’t know this answer and just want to pretend to be hotshots. Ok, cool buddies, ok cool.
    May 125
    • Microsoft hgvI15
      Confirmed Troll.
      May 12
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      You’re a confirmed idiot.
      May 12
    • Intuit splatt
      intern1, this is stuff we learned in highschool econ. the market cap determines the value of the company, not the price per share. Microsoft market cap is $974b. Google is $808b. and yeah, this post is so stupid you appear to be a troll, and a poor troll at that, even by blind troll standards.
      May 12
    • Nextdoor / Engmktrte
      Troll
      May 12
    • Salesforce CapHaddock
      If (and that’s a big if) you aren’t trolling..
      How come you didn’t bother to google this first?
      May 13
  • Salesforce CapHaddock
    There’s this guy called Market Cap...
    May 120
  • Name checks out
    May 120
  • Microsoft hgvI15
    we're being trolled, right?
    May 120
  • Microsoft Wahh28
    I apologize on behalf of all Microsoft employees for this idiocy.
    May 121
    • Uber rrrrt
      Apology accepted
      May 13
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    Look up Berkshire Hathaway. If only we were that successful.
    May 121
  • Apple / EngxUEdsjT
    So this is a Microsoft intern
    May 120
  • Amazon PotatoSale
    You got a lot of basics to learn kiddo.
    May 120
  • Microsoft intern1
    OP
    Ok, so we have more shares outstanding. Cool. But how do we fix that? I need my stock to be worth $2-3k a share. Not $130 and then Microsoft gives me 300 shares, which doesn’t seem like a lot of money overall.
    May 129
    • Square
      skaoId

      Square

      PRE
      Square
      skaoIdmore
      Microsoft has one of the largest market caps in the world. The stock has split in the past which is why the price per share is low. As far as I know, Amazon never split which is why a single stock is expensive. Overall, Microsoft is still in the top 5.

      For your stock to reach $2k-$3k, Microsoft would have to become a $10 trillion dollar company. Not going to happen any time soon...

      You have so few shares because you are an intern. Even if the stock was $1000, they would have given you a similar value (say, 40 stocks at $1000 instead of what you have now).
      May 12
    • Microsoft Gorillala
      We don’t give you # of shares, we give you a dollar amount. So if the stock price is $2k per share, you will get less shares. If you want more money, go work hard for it.
      May 12
    • Microsoft / Eng
      ParxAve

      MicrosoftEng

      PRE
      Apple
      ParxAvemore
      I don’t think OP has any shares as an intern. Must be a FTE.
      May 12
    • DoorDash ayU68hq
      Ask Microsoft to do a reverse stock split. The number of stocks you would reduce at the same ratio.
      May 12
    • When tf did Microsoft start giving stock to interns? It certainly did not do that in the past.
      May 12
    • Amazon / Product
      dreambigYo

      AmazonProduct

      BIO
      Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
      dreambigYomore
      Does Intern get stock ?
      May 13
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I was an intern, now and FTe
      May 13
    • Oh you should change your custom blind name unless you want people to keep assuming you’re transient
      May 13
    • And Microsoft gorilla is right. You did not get granted a certain number of shares, you were granted a certain value of stock.

      The value was converted in to a number of shares on some specific day, I don’t remember if it is your first Monday or first Friday or the last day of your first month or wtfever. At that point the number of shares becomes locked based on (granted value)/(that days stock price) and then that quantity gets divided over the number of vesting periods you have.

      So really you want the stock to have a random crash immediately before your quantity is locked and then for it to recover and go up before each vest if you are an immediate-seller.
      May 13
  • Amazon sekuro
    In case you actually are an idiot, companies can split/reverse split their stocks to change their value of the stock. The actual value does not matter, though there are advantages to a high/low stock price from a companies perspective.
    May 121
    • Reverse splits are a great way to keep your shitty stock company from being kicked out of nasdaq for a couple extra months.

      I can’t fathom a time when Microsoft would be in that situation.
      May 12
  • Microsoft gfba68
    I don't think this is a troll. I think OP really thinks this is a legitimate question.
    May 120
  • Citrix Systems / Engpeda
    Go back to school intern1
    May 120
  • Microsoft / Engu7huyt54
    How did you manage to climb out of high school?
    May 123
    • Have you seen what they teach in high school now?
      May 12
    • Microsoft / Engu7huyt54
      Have a couple of high schoolers at home
      May 12
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I don’t remember being offered the opportunity to learn this in high school, I would have if I could have.
      May 13
  • PayPal paypal-sux
    Are u serious or u just wanted to post something on blind. Either way do some research before asking dumb questions!
    May 122
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I didn’t think this was a dumb question. We’re a $1T company and our stock price is low. It didn’t make sense to me.
      May 13
    • PayPal paypal-sux
      Do u see all the comments on the post, do u really think that your question is justified. You are old enough I guess, so please use google and try to get the answer, then come back with a better question. No one is going to spoon feed you here my friend.
      May 13
  • Google / Eng
    ideaa

    GoogleEng

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    BIO
    14 yoe engineer in tech
    ideaamore
    Op you are too dumb to be on blind
    May 121
  • Amazon / Product
    dreambigYo

    AmazonProduct

    BIO
    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
    dreambigYomore
    Lol
    May 120
  • Chase GdQc76
    OP clearly is a typical engineer with no knowledge in finance. someone literally asked at school a few years back saying google is larger than apple because the stock price is so much higher
    May 131
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I’m an interior designer.
      May 13
  • Super simplified to the point of being close to wrong but still better than what you have figured out on your own so far lol.
    Take company value, divide by number of shares available to trade, that’s a value of a share of stock.

    Microsoft and google are both worth about the same as far as mega tech companies go. They have wildly different stock prices... why?

    Microsoft has 7.6 billion shares available and is worth close to a trillion dollars.

    Google has 350 million shares available and is worth 800 million dollars.

    So if the value of the companies are close but he number of shares are wildly different then the one with way more shares must have a per share price that is way lower.

    (Blah blah market cap is actually number of shares times stock price, but for purposes of this explanation it doesn’t matter)
    May 121
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      This was good, thank you. We need more people like you that are willing to help explain things. Others thought being rude would help newbies.
      May 13
  • Amazon / Eng
    jellyf1sh

    AmazonEng

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    jellyf1shmore
    I hope you are trolling
    May 120
  • Amazon MsSanchez
    FANG. Poor Apple gets left out again
    May 122
    • Microsoft Wahh28
      Does this make you feel better about working at Anazon?
      May 13
    • Amazon MsSanchez
      No, I respect all FAANG members
      May 13
  • Google HLvr72
    Damn Microsoft hiring bar is low
    May 131
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      True. And despite that, your rejection emails keep pouring in from the Soft’.
      May 13
  • Amazon / EngYcUP73
    OP is stupid as hell
    May 131
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      Thanks. I don’t think I’m stupid, but I am ignorant. And that’s why I asked the question.
      May 13
  • eBay / Eng
    #yolo

    eBayEng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    #yolomore
    Lol noob spotted. Just GTFO.
    May 131
    • Microsoft intern1
      OP
      I’m a total FNG. But you gotta start somewhere.
      May 13

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