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Microsoft drops out of gaming conference because of coronavirus concerns

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By Jon Swartz

Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.62% said it is skipping the Game Developers Conference next month in San Francisco because of coronavirus fears and will instead stream its content. Its move comes a day after Workday Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201157610/composite WDAY +1.49% announced it was pulling the plug on an internal sales conference in Orlando, Fla., next week for the same reason. Organizers of the Game Developers Conference, scheduled March 16-20, said the show will still go on. AT&T Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite T -1.63% and International Business Machines Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite IBM +0.21% skipped this weeks RSA security conference in San Francisco because of concerns about coronavirus. On Wednesday, Microsoft warned investors it will not meet its recent guidance for its personal-computing business because of the impact of the coronavirus on the supply chain.

/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 216.23
+1.34 +0.62%
Volume: 18.88M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
37.54
Dividend Yield
1.04%
Market Cap
$1625.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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/zigman2/quotes/201157610/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 224.14
+3.29 +1.49%
Volume: 688,208
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$52.34 billion
Rev. per Employee
$269,447
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/zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 27.82
-0.46 -1.63%
Volume: 42.63M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:02p
P/E Ratio
18.32
Dividend Yield
7.48%
Market Cap
$201.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
$637,332
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/zigman2/quotes/203856914/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 116.00
+0.24 +0.21%
Volume: 3.89M
Oct. 23, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
13.14
Dividend Yield
5.62%
Market Cap
$103.09 billion
Rev. per Employee
$208,845
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