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Microsoft and Alphabet Earnings Made Me More Bullish on This Specific Market

Today’s video focuses on recent earnings for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG). I also discuss my thoughts on the vast tech market sell-off affecting companies like Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA). Here are some highlights.

The tech market sell-off continues to pull stock prices down. While the short term might continue to be scary, it is essential to remember that we are playing the long game as investors.
Alphabet reported 23% year-over-year (YOY) revenue growth driven by its overall advertisement and cloud segment. Unfortunately, YouTube ads did not meet analyst expectations, which could be one of the reasons the stock price is tumbling. The miss in Youtube ads might have investors worried about the increased competition in short videos from TikTok.  
Microsoft reported 18% YOY revenue growth driven by solid growth in all three of its segments, productivity and business grew 17%, intelligent cloud grew 26%, and more personal computing grew 11%. Microsoft gaming hardware grew 14%, as demand for its gaming consoles remains high. The growth of Microsoft’s consumer products contradicts the current fears of decreasing consumer spending.

*Stock prices used are the premarket prices of April 27, 2022. The video was published on April 27, 2022.
Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Jose Najarro owns Alphabet (C shares), Microsoft, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool owns and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Microsoft, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Jose is an affiliate of The Motley Fool and may be compensated for promoting its services. If you choose to subscribe through his link, he will earn some extra money that supports his channel. His opinions remain his own and are unaffected by The Motley Fool. –

Today’s video focuses on recent earnings for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG). I also discuss my thoughts on the vast tech market sell-off affecting companies like Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA). Here are some highlights.

The tech market sell-off continues to pull stock prices down. While the short term might continue to be scary, it is essential to remember that we are playing the long game as investors.
Alphabet reported 23% year-over-year (YOY) revenue growth driven by its overall advertisement and cloud segment. Unfortunately, YouTube ads did not meet analyst expectations, which could be one of the reasons the stock price is tumbling. The miss in Youtube ads might have investors worried about the increased competition in short videos from TikTok.  
Microsoft reported 18% YOY revenue growth driven by solid growth in all three of its segments, productivity and business grew 17%, intelligent cloud grew 26%, and more personal computing grew 11%. Microsoft gaming hardware grew 14%, as demand for its gaming consoles remains high. The growth of Microsoft’s consumer products contradicts the current fears of decreasing consumer spending.

*Stock prices used are the premarket prices of April 27, 2022. The video was published on April 27, 2022.

Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Jose Najarro owns Alphabet (C shares), Microsoft, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool owns and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Microsoft, and Nvidia. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Jose is an affiliate of The Motley Fool and may be compensated for promoting its services. If you choose to subscribe through his link, he will earn some extra money that supports his channel. His opinions remain his own and are unaffected by The Motley Fool.

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