Friday December 9, 2011 12:05

MSFT Dividend History: What Is Microsoft Corp Dividend Yield

Posted by Mark as Stock Market

Microsoft Corp (MSFT is the ticker symbol, as it is traded at NASDAQ) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on September 20, 2011 and payable on 8 December, 2011. Record date for such dividend, which is 25% higher than the previous quarter, has been fixed at 15 November, 2011.

The annualized value of the dividend if calculated on such declared amount becomes $0.80 that equals a return yield at 3.07% on the current market price of $25.99 as on November 2, 2011. That makes them to sit in between JPM or JPMorgan Chase (with similar yield at 3.16%) and HD or The Home Depot (yield 2.90%). The leader in their sector is AT & T (T) with 6.02%.

Microsoft Corporation has a tradition to pay quarterly dividend to stakeholders consistently. A report dated 30 June 2011 reveals that, Microsoft Corporation has more than $52.00 billion existing fund in cash and its equivalent. May be that has influenced the Board Members of Microsoft Corporation to declare the dividend of $0.20 per share, more than 25% of the previous quarter ended dividend. Considering the enormous liquid idle fund, the analysts are of opinion that the dividend declared could have been more.

Dividend History Of Microsoft

Dividend for Fiscal year ending June 30th Total Dividend Amount for the Year
2003 — 04 $. 0.24 Paid in two Installments
2004 — 05 $. 3.32 Paid Quarterly
2005 — 06 $. 0.34 Paid Quarterly
2006 — 07 $. 0.39 Paid Quarterly
2007 — 08 $. 0.43 Paid Quarterly
2008 — 09 $. 0.50 Paid Quarterly
2009 — 10 $. 0.52 Paid Quarterly
2010 — 11 $. 0.61 Paid Quarterly
2011 — 12 $. 0.16 Paid & Declared $0.20 up to quarters ending September

Microsoft Corp Dividend Yield

The dividend Yield of a company’s share is the sum of annual dividend divided by the current ruling market price of such share. It is expressed as a percentage by multiplying 100 with the ratio mentioned on amount of dividend and market price.
The current market price of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT as per NASDAQ) is $25.99.
If the recent declared quarterly dividend of $0.20 is annualized, the annual sum of dividend becomes $0.80.

Then the Dividend Yield of MSFT is 100 X $.0.80/ $25.99 = 3.0781%.

The Dividend Yield Ranking of MSFT:

In Technology Sector: 76th among 866 entities.

In Software Application Industry: 2nd among 79 entities.

Overall Ranking: 806th among 4720 entities.

History of Dividend Yield (Last 5 years):

Average Yield: 1.15%

Minimum:  1.15% (December 2007)

Maximum:  3.078% (November 1, 2011)

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