The Empire Strikes Back

Microsoft's (MSFT) and Intel's (INTC) resilience in the face of PC sales that are declining at a record pace is noteworthy. Jim Cramer provided the perfect catchphrase for this situation on CNBC Monday morning. In noting the positive developments and the recent stock surge for the Wintel duo, he glibly and pithily stated it was akin to "The Empire Strikes Back."

Both stocks are benefiting from positive commentary and momentum as well as the recent migration into technology shares from more defensive sectors. This trend is likely to continue for some time as investors can find 2.5% to 4% yields in many technology equities, similar to what is available within a defensive sector such as consumer staples....488 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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