Microsoft Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 19, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on
December 12, 2013. 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 prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $37.84, the dividend yield is 2.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $37.84,
representing a -0.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.22 and
a 44.1% 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 $2.69. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.74%, compared to an
industry average of 3.2%.
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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 (
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ
The top-performing ETF of this group is IGV with an increase of
17.7% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent weighting
of MSFT at 9.78%.