Microsoft Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MSFT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is tomorrow, November 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $28.73 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Microsoft has been 45 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft has a market cap of $242.48 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Microsoft Ratings Report.

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