Microsoft Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MSFT stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 4th quarter that MSFT has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $44.79, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $44.79,
representing a -2.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.71 and
a 44.72% increase over the 52 week low of $30.95.
MSFT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes
companies such as Oracle Corporation (
) and SAP SE (
). MSFT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.63. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 2.35%, compared to an
industry average of 1.8%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to MSFT through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MSFT as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an increase of
8.36% over the last 100 days. XLK has the highest percent weighting
of MSFT at 8.53%.