Market Extra: Microsoft could be a $1 trillion company in a year, Morgan Stanley says

One of the biggest companies in the world, which has already seen steep market-valuation gains over the past year, may not be anywhere near done growing.

According to Morgan Stanley, software giant Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.00% has a number of factors working in its favor, all of which create a “framework for a $1 trillion market cap … and beyond.”

Microsoft, based on its Wednesday closing price, has a market capitalization of $739 billion, making it the fourth most highly valued stock in the U.S. equities market behind Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.63% , at $919 billion; Amazon.com Inc.

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