Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 19, 2013

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

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSFT Dividend History page.

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 ( IYW )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund ( IGV )
  • First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund ( IGM )
  • 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%.



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