Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 18, 2014
Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) 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 ( ORCL ) and SAP AG ( SAP ). 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%.
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 )
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund ( IGV )
- iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund ( IGM ).
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%.