Microsoft Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 18, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 13, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MSFT stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 21.74% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $37.61,
representing a -3.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.98 and
a 38.12% increase over the 52 week low of $27.23.
MSFT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes
companies such as Oracle Corporation (
) and SAP AG (
). MSFT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.71. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.05%, compared to an
industry average of 2.1%.
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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:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an increase of
13.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of MSFT at 9.4%.