I just noticed that Morningstar is offering free access to their premium stock reports from now until October 30th. I recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity and review their research. I particularly like Morningstar’s stock reports because they are based on a very similar investment philosophy as my own, which I borrowed from Warren Buffett.
Since I’m still working on a write up of my rationale for my Microsoft purchase, you might want to take a look at what Morningstar has to say about Microsoft in the mean time. They currently give Microsoft their highest rating, five stars. Morningstar bases that five star rating on their fair value estimate of $34 per share, below average business risk, wide economic moat, and an “A” stewardship grade for Microsoft.