The ex-dividend date for Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT) is tomorrow, May 14, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $32.62 as of 9:31 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.8%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is tomorrow, May 14, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $32.62 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%. The average volume for Microsoft has been 51.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft has a market cap of $272.75 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 22.3% 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 16.8, 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Microsoft Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.