Microsoft Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13,
2013. Shareholders who purchased MSFT stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that MSFT has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $32.69, the dividend yield is 2.81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $32.69,
representing a -3.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.91 and a
24.49% 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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.57%, compared to an
industry average of 10.6%.
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The following ETF(s) have MSFT as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology 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
14.57% over the last 100 days. IGV has the highest percent
weighting of MSFT at 9.29%.