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>A MSFT share was worth about $35 dollars when Ballmer took over; it's worth about $35 now. The world moved on, and Microsoft didn't move with it.

Nonsense.

There was a 2 for 1 stock split in 2003. Also, MSFT paid no dividend in 2000. Since then the dividend has gone from $0 in 2004 to $0.23 per share this past quarter. That's real value created and returned to shareholders. There's more to a company than share price.

Ballmer was no Steve Jobs. But he was no Leo Apothekar either. He'll be remembered exactly as he should be; that is, barely remembered at all.




not sure if your math is right. actual price on 1/1/2000 was $116, $43 adjusted for dividends and splits -

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=MSFT&a=00&b=1&c=2000&d=07&e=...




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