Microsoft’s CEO Snafu, Qihoo’s Huge Quarter, and 3 More Hot Stocks

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Shares are settling a bit after last week’s rush in the wake of CEO Steve Ballmer’s departure announcement, which, according to AllThingsD, was ”neither planned nor as smooth as portrayed.” Sources told the publication that Ballmer’s timeline for leaving his post was bumped up “drastically” and signaled that Bill Gates may not have been as supportive of chief executive as he once was.