MSFT is a still very active stock, I do not see why it is stagnating. Actually it is trading on 15 years level now, which is good.
I am not a professional trader (just learning), but as far as I understand Apple should really go up, because the distribution has not gone, I would say it even has not started. People must to empty theirs account after they have loaded on full capacity before. It is 5b shares, quite a lot to sell.
I presume, someone is buying all those shares now, that is why it is swinging so wide.