This is inaccurate as it does not account for the split in 2003. Once this is factored, it shows that Microsoft stock has essentially doubled since 2000. Yahoo has price history that includes an adjusted-for-splits column. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=MSFT&a=02&b=13&c=2000&d=08&e=21&f=2000&g=d
I usually steer clear of correcting articles, but you clearly out thought into this and it seemed like you’d want to know.