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Microsoft Corporation
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Market Cap $3,064,488.32M
Forward P/E 32.6x
Volume 14,689,727
Total Return (3M) -1.78%

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Dividend Date & History

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Dividend Data

Microsoft Corporation’s (MSFT) dividend yield is 0.73%, which means that for every $100 invested in the company's stock, investors would receive $0.73 in dividends per year.

Microsoft Corporation’s payout ratio is 24.66% which means that 24.66% of the company's earnings are paid out as dividends. A low payout ratio may indicate that the company has a strong financial position and can invest in growth opportunities, while a high payout ratio may indicate that the company is returning most of its earnings to shareholders. MSFT’s annual dividend is $3.00 per share. This is the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders in a year.

Microsoft Corporation’s (MSFT) ex-dividend date is , which means that buyers purchasing shares on or after that date will not be eligible to receive the next dividend payment.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) pays dividends on a quarterly basis. The next dividend payment is planned on . Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has increased its dividends for 19 consecutive years. This is a positive sign of the company's financial stability and its ability to pay consistent dividends in the future.

Dividend Yield 0.73%
Annual Dividend $3.00
Ex Dividend Date May 15, 2024
Dividend Growth 10.15%
Payout Ratio 24.66%
Payout Period Quarterly
Next Div Payment Jun 13, 2024
Cons. Yrs Growth 19

Dividend History and Growth

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dividend payments per share are an average of 10.15% over the past 12 months, 10.19% over the past 36 months, 10.23% over the past 60 months, and 10.60% over the past 120 months.

It is important to note that MSFT’s dividend history and growth can be affected by many factors, such as profitability, cash flow, and financial stability, as well as its growth prospects and dividend payout policies. Add MSFT to your watchlist to be aware of any updates.

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Dividend Yield

MSFT dividend yield graph is a visual representation of Microsoft Corporation’s dividend yield over the last 12 months. This is useful for investors to understand MSFT’s historical dividend yield and to identify any trends or patterns in the company's dividend payments over time.

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Shareholder Yield

Shareholder yield is a metric that measures the total return to shareholders through dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown. It is a ratio that compares the cash returned to shareholders over a period of time to the market capitalization of the company.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) shareholder yield graph below includes indicators for dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown, which allows investors to see how each component contributes to the overall shareholder yield.

It's important to note that shareholder yield is just one metric among many that investors may use to evaluate a company's financial health and its potential for future growth. It should be considered in conjunction with other financial metrics such as earnings, revenue, and debt levels to get a comprehensive understanding of a company's financial position.

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Dividend Safety

Dividend safety refers to the ability of a company to continue paying its dividends to shareholders without interruption or reduction. A company with a high level of dividend safety is generally considered to have a strong financial position, with a consistent history of paying dividends and a low risk of default.

Some specific indicators often used to assess Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dividend safety include

  • Dividend payment history: MSFT has a long history of paying dividends and has consistently increased its dividend payout for 19 consecutive years.
  • Dividend payout ratio: A low payout ratio, typically less than 60%, indicates that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business. Microsoft Corporation’s payout ratio is about 24.66%

It is worth noting that Dividend safety can change over time, and a company that was considered to have a high level of dividend safety in the past may no longer be considered safe today. Therefore, it is important to regularly monitor a company's financial performance and dividend payment history.

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Comparing Microsoft Corporation to Other Stock

The percentile ranks table is a way to compare Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) dividend yield relative to its sector, country, and the world.

  • Dividend yield: MSFT’s latest value of 0.73% is the percentage of the current stock price that is paid out as dividends to shareholders. The relative to the sector, country, and world values (0.34, 0.15, and 0.23 respectively) indicate Microsoft Corporation’s dividend yield compared to others in its sector, country, and world. For example, a value of 0.15 relative to country means that Microsoft Corporation’s dividend yield is higher than 15% of companies in its country.

This table allows investors to quickly compare a company's dividend metrics to its peers in the sector, country, and the world, and evaluate its relative stability and growth potential.

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Dividend FAQ

Does Microsoft Corporation pay dividends?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) pays dividends to its shareholders.

How much is Microsoft Corporation’s dividend?

Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) quarterly dividend per share was $0.75 as of .

When is Microsoft Corporation’s ex-dividend date?

Microsoft Corporation’s latest ex-dividend date was on . The MSFT stock shareholders received the last dividend payment of $0.75 per share on .

When is Microsoft Corporation’s next dividend payment date?

Microsoft Corporation’s next dividend payment will be on .

Does Microsoft Corporation have sufficient earnings to cover its dividends?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has a low payout ratio of 24.66%, which is generally considered to be a sign that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business.

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