According to an analyst, the acquisition of LinkedIn could make Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) the first company to hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion. This would surpass the market value of other tech giants such as Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Currently, Apple is the largest company in the world with a market capitalization of $621 billion. Alphabet follows with a market capitalization of $557 billion. Microsoft’s market value, on the other hand, is 491 billion.
Michael Markowski, the Equities.com analyst who made the projections, argued that with LinkedIn, Microsoft was well-positioned to reap the benefits accruing from the rapid growth of the crowdfunding sector.
“The acquisition positions Microsoft to be a leader in the emerging Social Investing Community (SIC) industry, which is the key to online equity crowdfunding becoming ubiquitous,” Markowski wrote before going on to predict that crowdfunding was predestined to become the next big thing in the tech sector.
According to Markowski, there have been several developments which have been favorable to the growth of the crowdfunding sector. This includes rulings by the Securities and Exchange Commission that allowed firms to advertise directly to the masses.
Markowski’s analysis, however, fails to set a date for when he expects his predictions to come true. Not so long ago, Apple was tipped to be the one company that was likely to reach a $1 trillion market value. When it reached a market a market capitalization of $700 billion in 2015, it clearly looked like it was on course. Since then its growth has not been as spectacular and the tech giant has shed more than $70 billion in market value.
Under Satya Nadella, Microsoft has made enough progress which has won the hearts of investors. Its software services, for instance, have continued to grow. The Surface range of devices has also continued to impress and Markowski’s prediction might just turn out to be true in some years to come.
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