[SATLUG] Microsoft makes offer to buy Yahoo!

toddwbucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri Feb 1 14:13:10 CST 2008

I think that this has more to do with market share then with Yahoo's
profit margin.  Think about it gaining Yahoo will in the long run
advantage microsh*t in the competition with google.

On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 13:39 -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> This whole thing seems fishy to me.  $44B is far more than their
> available cash of $19B.  I don't know who really would want their (MSFT)
> stock that has been essentially flat since 2000.  They do pay a dividend
> of $0.44/year or about 1.25% of the cost of a current share -- about
> what my checking account pays.
> I guess the current owners could just sell any stock received at a
> profit and walk away, but I just don't see the financial advantages to
> the purchase.  I guess I'll have to ask my friends from Enron.
>   -- Bruce

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