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Microsoft makes state’s greatest 3rd-quarter gains | Taking Stock


October 4, 2017

The third quarter of 2017 showed the smallest gain for Washington companies in 2017. The largest companies in the state grew, but gains were less for smaller companies.

Washington’s combined market capitalization grew from $1.387 trillion to $1.429 trillion, a gain of $42 billion. Market capitalization is the value of one share multiplied by the total number of shares.

Microsoft gained $41 billion by itself, so gains elsewhere were limited. Microsoft is now worth nearly $574 billion. had out-gained Microsoft during the first half of 2017, but lost a billion dollars during the...

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