Market capitalization – refers to the total value of all a company's shares of stock. It is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares.
Enterprise value is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization. Enterprise value includes in its calculation the market capitalization of a company but also short-term and long-term debt as well as any cash on the company's balance sheet.
Beta is one of the most popular indicators of risk is a statistical measure. Analysts use this measure often when they need to determine a stock's risk profile.
Shares outstanding refer to a company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company’s insiders.
Year to date (YTD) refers to the period of time beginning the first day of the current calendar year or fiscal year up to the current date. he acronym often modifies concepts such as investment returns and price change.
Last day to buy shares
The last day for purchase dividend stocks before the date of record.
The date for fixing the fact of possession stocks in order to get dividends.
Dividend per share
The sum of dividend pay-out in currency distributed among stockholders per each stock.
The ratio of annual dividend per each stock to market stock price as a percentage.
Dividend payout ratio
The ratio of the total amount of dividends that is paid out stockholders in relation to company’s net income.
Frequency of dividend payments
How often within a year does the company pay out dividends.
Continuous number of years dividend payment
How long does the company continuously pay out dividends.
5-Year Dividend Growth Rate
The growth rate of dividends over the past 5 years as a percentage
Dividend Growth 5 Year
How much dividends have grown over the past 5 years as a percentage
Dividend stability index
DSI shows how regularly the company has been paying and increasing dividends for the last 7 years.
Dividends on Microsoft (MSFT) stocks are a part of the profit that shareholders receive from the company. In order to pay dividends to shareholders and investors, the company must receive a net profit, for further distriburing among shareholders or have free cash flow.
Besides, in order to pay you dividends, it is necessary that the Board of Directors recommends dividends and the closing date of the register. Then at the shareholders' meeting the amount of Microsoft dividends and the date is approved by shareholders.
For receiving Microsoft’s dividends it’s necessary to buy the stocks of the company (MSFT) no more than 2 days before the closing of the register on 19.05.2022, since stock exchange trading takes place in the T+2 mode. Thus, the last date when you need to buy stocks to receive Microsoft dividends will be 17.05.2022
For dividends you can track the date of the last day for purchasing Microsoft stocks (MSFT) in Dividend Calendar.
To receive Microsoft (MSFT) dividends, you must own stocks on the date of preparing the list of persons entitled to receive dividend or the so-called register date.
The register is a list of Microsoft shareholders (MSFT) with information on the number of stocks owned by the investor. Due to the fact that someone is constantly buying and selling company’s stocks on the stock exchange, it is necessary to fix the date of the register.
The closing date of the register for Microsoft (MSFT) dividends was set for 19.05.2022.
Due to the T+2 trading mode, for receiving Microsoft’s dividends you must buy the stocks within at least two working days before the date, so that the last day to buy Microsoft stocks is to be 17.05.2022.
As a rule, investors receive dividends to a brokerage or bank account within the next 25 working days after the record date – 19.05.2022 at latest! Thus, Microsoft’s dividends should arrive no later than 0.62sDate.
Remember that after the cut-off date, Microsoft’s stocks usually decrease by the amount of the dividend paid per share. When the company is doing well and the market is positive, Microsoft’s dividend gap may be less than the dividend.
By the law, Microsoft is obliged to pay within the next 25 working days from the date of the 19.05.2022. Thus, the deadline for dividend payment on Microsoft stocks can be considered as 0.62sDate, but the company usually pays earlier than 25 working days.
For receiving Microsoft’s dividends, it is enough to buy or to own 1 share. If you buy 100 Microsoft’s stocks, you will receive dividends in the amount of 62 $ for it. Last time, the board of directors recommended to pay 0.62 $ per share.
According to the last recommendations of Microsoft’s board of directors, you will receive 0.62 $ as dividend payment.
The history of Microsoft’s dividend payment is reflected in the Microsoft’s card in the tab Dividends.
The dividend yield of Microsoft’s stocks is the ratio of the dividend amount per share to the current market price, and is expressed as a percentage. Thus, the recommended dividend is 0.62 $, that means that your current dividend yield on Microsoft’s stocks is 0.23%.
It is important to remember that a high dividend yield is not a reason to buy Microsoft stocks! Therefore, before making an investment decision, we recommend to analyze the dynamics of financial indicators and Microsoft’s multipliers. You should also compare rivals, as you may find a much more profitable investment idea.
Lately Microsoft has been paying dividends 4 time a year. See the history of Microsoft’s dividends in order to check and verify the frequency of dividend payments as Microsoft’s dividend policy may change or the company may pay special dividends. The more often a company pays dividends, the more stable the investor's cash flow is.
All information and dividend data for Microsoft stocks you may see on a given page above.