In the end of January, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT
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) announced its 2nd quarter financial results. It seems that investors weren't so excited about that, and that was reflected in the performance of the stock.
After that last trade, MSFT stock settled at the price of $26.59 and the trading volume was over 60 million. As seen from the chart, the share price has been going down since the end of January and might have difficulties in recovering very soon.
What scared investors so much? The overall situation of the company does not look very bad. According to Q2 2010, at the same time when total current liabilities increased by 6%, the total current assets jumped up from $52,487 million to $59,684 million, which is 13% up. The company has more than enough assets to cover its obligations. In the meantime, net income dropped a little bit (from 6,662 million dollars in Q2 2009 to 6,634 million dollars in Q2 2010).
At the same time, when Microsoft Corporation has been experiencing harder times, the creators of malware are taking advantage and creating rogueware applications like Antivira Av, which has been making troubles for some time already (in case you are the victim of this rogue, follow the removal instructions of Antivira Av
All in all, maybe the creators of malware, even without knowing that, are going to help companies like Microsoft Corp. advertise their antivirus software. We will see what the next quarter results are going to show us.