Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

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Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) 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 ( ORCL ) and SAP SE ( SAP ). 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%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSFT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( XLK )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund ( IGV )
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund ( IGM )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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