Microsoft Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 19, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MSFT stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 15% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $28.03,
representing a -14.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.95 and
a 6.74% increase over the 52 week low of $26.26.
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 $1.83. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.03%, compared to an
industry average of 5.6%.
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Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MSFT as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund (
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ
- iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund (
- Ml Software Hldr1240 (SWHYL).
The top-performing ETF of this group is TDIV with an increase of
2.86% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent weighting
of MSFT at 8.35%.