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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MSFT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MSFT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $44.79, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $44.79, representing a -2.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.71 and a 44.72% increase over the 52 week low of $30.95.

MSFT is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ) and SAP SE ( SAP ). MSFT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.63. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 2.35%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSFT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MSFT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have MSFT as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index Fund ( IGV )
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund ( IGM )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYW with an increase of 8.36% over the last 100 days. XLK has the highest percent weighting of MSFT at 8.53%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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