Dow Component Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) To Go Ex-dividend Tuesday

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 62 points (+0.4%) at 16,089 as of Friday, Feb 14, 2014, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 91.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,738 issues advancing vs. 1,111 declining with 181 unchanged.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $37.51 as of 10:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.7%.

The average volume for Microsoft Corporation has been 40.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $311.03 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of Thursday's close.

Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft Corporation 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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