The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, as well as analysts Bryan Hinmon and Matt Argersinger, discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.

Shares of Oracle  slipped today after the software giant reported weaker-than-expected earnings. Oracle's President and CFO said the company's overall business remains healthy. What's behind Oracle's disappointing quarter? How does Oracle compare to rivals like IBM , Microsoft , SalesForce , and SAP . In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts discusss Oracle's future.


It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that, while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

The relevant video segment can be found between 8:58 and 12:11.

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The article Time to Buy This Beaten-Down Tech Stock? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Bryan Hinmon, CFA owns shares of Oracle. and Oracle.. Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. Fool contributor Matthew Argersinger owns shares of Microsoft. Matthew Argersinger has the following options: Short Apr 2013 $28 Calls on Microsoft. The Motley Fool recommends Salesforce.com. The Motley Fool owns shares of International Business Machines., Microsoft, and Oracle.. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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