Microsoft CEO's Bonus Below Maximum Allowed

Financial News Network
October 05, 2011 AT 5:14 PM
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer received a bonus $682,500--equal to his salary--for the latest fiscal year which was under the maximum allowed that would have been double his salary.Ballmer who took over Microsoft in 2000, has been a show for criticism of the previous technology leader's static share price. One important shareholder called out for dismissal this year, but he shows no signs of stepping down.Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a potential upside of 30.5% based on a current price of $24.53 and an average consensus analyst price target of $32.