Microsoft Jumps on Mulally Report, Nike’s Strong Quarter, and 3 More Hot Stocks

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft shares are up in reaction to Kara Swisher’s report that “Ford CEO Alan Mulally has vaulted to the forefront of the candidates to become the new CEO of Microsoft.” However, Mulally told Swisher that he’s not planning on uprooting and making the move at the time being. “I continue to be focused on serving Ford … and I have my red Ford vest on right now!!” he said in an email.