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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 16, 2016

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased MSFT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.13% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $49.69, representing a -12.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.85 and a 25.1% increase over the 52 week low of $39.72.

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 $1.49. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.16%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.

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:

  • iShares Global Tech ETF ( IXN )
  • iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF ( JKD )
  • iShares North American Tech ETF ( IGM )
  • iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW )
  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLK with an decrease of -3.32% over the last 100 days. IXN has the highest percent weighting of MSFT at 9.74%.

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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