CRN 30th Anniversary: Tech Stocks Then And Now


Microsoft

Adjusted Closing Price

May 16, 2012: $29.90
May 16, 1986: $0.09
Change: 33,122%

Microsoft shares had only been available publicly for a couple months in May 1986. Its $28.00 opening, adjusted for splits, etc., is comparable to a 9-cent-per-share investment today.