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Microsoft Corp.’s surge on cloud and GPT buzz

The Windows software maker rose as much as 8% Wednesday.

The stock soared after reporting strong quarterly results as corporate cloud-computing demand remained resilient, and the GPT market buzz

If the gains hold, the company will add $151 billion in market value, the most in the company’s history, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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With tech companies rapidly growing in market value, even relatively small rallies have led to huge gains. Last year, both Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. added more than $190 billion in market value in single sessions, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The software giant is poised to scale to a market capitalization of $2.2 trillion, helping it reclaim the title of the world’s second most valuable public company.

Microsoft would catapult over oil giant Saudi Aramco’s $2.1 trillion value. Apple remains the largest company with a value of $2.6 trillion through Tuesday’s close.

Microsoft results, along with Alphabet Inc. earnings, that beat expectations helped ease concerns that this year’s rally in technology stocks could be overdone. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing business saw revenue expand 31% excluding the impact of currency fluctuations, matching the average analyst projection.

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