Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2019. Shareholders who purchased MSFT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MSFT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $123.35, the dividend yield is 1.49%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSFT was $123.35, representing a -6.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $131.37 and a 31.28% increase over the 52 week low of $93.96.
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 $4.5. Zacks Investment Research reports MSFT's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 18.01%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MSFT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MSFT as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK )
- iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW )
- iShares Global Tech ETF ( IXN )
- Vanguard Information Tech ETF ( VGT )
- Invesco QQQ Trust, Series 1 ( QQQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VGT with an increase of 17.57% over the last 100 days. XLK has the highest percent weighting of MSFT at 18.95%.
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