10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Microsoft


Investors with a taste for blue-chip stocks like Microsoft have options in terms of how to diversify. You can add companies like Johnson and Johnson, or Disney. Both are solid, established multibillion-dollar businesses. However, those who are seeking stocks that are similar to MSFT in more ways than one will find there’s a whole section of the market that consists of high-tech blue-chip and probable future blue-chip investment opportunities. We analyzed the data and narrowed it down to our 2020 top ten stocks to consider if you like Microsoft.

10. Tesla: TSLA

You don’t need to look far to see why Tesla is an outstanding choice to add to your portfolio. A glance at the company’s performance over time is an upward curve. For those who’ve somehow managed to miss hearing about TSLA, they create mostly cars and solar panels. Led by visionary Elon Musk, this blue-chip is on it’s way up. However, they’re down slightly at the moment, so now is the time to buy.


This famous multinational corporation has been known for technology since before most people used that word in everyday conversation. We think the stock will be headed for a major upswing since IBM just signed a 1.1 billion-dollar deal to overhaul the IT systems of Banco Sabadell. This isn’t the first time IBM has made a billion, nor will it be the last. The company has a solid history and a 4.7% dividend, which isn’t the highest, but neither is it small.

8. Broadcom Inc: AVGO

With their infrastructure software products and semiconductors, Broadcom serves markets from the wireless to the industrial. AVGO is a company that understands how to diversify within their sphere to the greatest effect, a fact which they’ve proven time and again. With a dividend just slightly less than IBM, a solid 4.23%, AVGO is higher on our list because the overall stock value is greater by more than 100%.

7. Salesforce: CRM

Customer Relationship Management might not seem like the most obvious direction for a technology-heavy blue-chip stock. However, that lack of insight allowed CRM to open the door and help the digital world interface with customers better on a massive scale. Last week CRM made the announcement at the National Retail Foundation (NRF) Conference in New York that new developer tools are dropping. What it means for companies is more freedom and product friendliness for developers who want to customize the experience. Like many of the moves CRM has made, it only increased the company’s value.

6. Intel: INTC

Though it hasn’t yet reached the previous high of $73.19 from June of 2000, Intel stock has been fairly steadily climbing back up in value over the last two years. We think it would be wise to buy before it reaches and surpasses that peak again. According to a recent report from SDXcentrals Mark Kapko (https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/intel-showcases-ai-strategy-for-5g-intelligent-edge/2020/01/), INTC is pushing hard to come out on top in the 5G race, or at least a close second to Huawei. Even second is more than enough to increase the company and stock value on its own regardless of whether US-China trade relations go well.

5. Comcast: CMCSA

Given the recent release of Peacock from Comcast, this particular option is one to watch. The field of streaming services keeps growing, and each new player that joins the field dilutes the pool and increases competition for highly desirable programming. Some, like Disney, are creating their own content and buying up other franchises whole, but they can only go so far with that strategy. There’s a lot of promise in this venture, but more conservative investors may want to wait until the lineup is more complete before banking on Peacock to increase the overall value of CMCSA.

4. Apple: APPL

As one of the Big Four, we had to put APPL in the top four. Its long-term stock value is a sharp upward curve, and there’s little reason to believe the trend will stop anytime soon. There’s no such thing as perfect security, but all of the top four are reasonably safe bets, more so than many blue-chip stocks in non-tech industries.

3. Amazon: AMZN

It goes without saying that AMZN is another solid buy from the Big Four. If last year’s Christmas sales upsets are any indicator of their rise to (greater) success, then Amazon hasn’t stopped growing. India may have snubbed Jeff Bezo’s billion-dollar offer, but that’s not stopping the shipping and sales giant from expanding, and the stock value along with it. Amazon isn’t going anywhere, and smaller companies are having a very tough time fighting back.

2. Alphabet (Google)

A large part of what landed Alphabet in the second place on this list is the stock that’s in seventh. According to onmsft.com, GOOGL might be seeking to acquire CRM. A merger between the two would certainly affect Alphabet’s fortunes for the better. Regardless of the possible future, Google is a household name for good reason. As a balance to Microsoft, there’s no better stock to balance out a tech-based blue-chip portfolio.


As a relative newcomer to the blue-chip circle, there are too many investors who overlook NVDA. The company’s GPUs and chips for vehicles have performed amazingly well over time. It’s with good reason that the Motley Fool and Nasdaq.com are hailing it as a millionaire maker. We suggest buying on the next dip before NVIDIA recovers again.

Final Thoughts

In terms of risk versus reward, the stock market has no promises, but much potential, as we all know. Investors who put Microsoft in their portfolio know that they’re holding on to a stock that is more likely than most to continue to increase in value over time. Like the market, we can make no assurances, but we believe these ten stocks are all solid choices for similar investment potential. While most are proven ‘winners’ our top spot, NVIDIA is a company we believe will be joining those ranks soon enough.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Andrew Cuomo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Governor Andrew Cuomo
20 Socrates Quotes That Apply to Business
Eric Garcetti
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Eric Garcetti
Gavin Newsom
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gavin Newsom
Is Antero Resources Stock a Solid Long Term Investment?
How to Prequalify For Chase Credit Cards
What OASDI Tax is and Why It Matters
healthcare stocks
Is Guardant Health Stock a Solid Long Term Investment?
Little Nonna's
The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia
Erie Maritime Museum
The 20 Best Things to Do in Erie, PA, for First Timers
Civil Rights Tours and Landmarks
The 20 Best Things to do in Birmingham for First Timers
Mount Rushmore
The 20 Best Things to do in South Dakota for First Timers
Volvo's Polestar
Volvo’s Polestar May Be the Four-Door Electric Car of the Future
2021 Genesis GV80
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Hyundai Elantra 2
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2021 Hyundai Elantra
2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid
The 10 Most Efficient Small Hybrid SUVs
Phoibos Ocean Master PY005B 1000M Automatic Diver Watch
The 10 Best Phoibos Watches Money Can Buy
Raven Solitude LE
The 10 Best Raven Watches of All-Time
Morphic M3
The 10 Best Morphic Watches Money Can Buy
Heritor Marcus
The 10 Best Heritor Watches of All-Time
Jared Padalecki
How Jared Padalecki Achieved A Net Worth Of $12 Million
Tati Westbrook
How Tati Westbrook Achieved A Net Worth Of $6 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow
How Gwyneth Paltrow Achieved a Net Worth of $100 Million
How Deion Sanders Achieved a Net Worth of $40 Million