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7/26/2011

Dividend Stock Idea of the Day – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Dividend Stock Ideas by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital Investment. Our Dividend Idea of the day is the software company Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The current dividend yield amounts to 2.29 percent.

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services for different types of computing devices. Its software products and services include operating systems for personal computers, servers and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; computing applications; software development tools, and video games. It operates in five segments: Windows & Windows Live Division (Windows Division), Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. It also designs and sells hardware, including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console and accessories, the Zune digital music and entertainment device and accessories, and Microsoft personal computer (PC) hardware products. In December 2009, it acquired Opalis Software Inc (More on Reuters).

Here are some Fundamental Figures:


Sales
69.94 Bil
Income
23.15 Bil
Net Profit Margin
33.10%
Return on Equity
44.84%
Debt/Equity Ratio
0.21
Revenue/Share
8.16
Earnings/Share
2.7
Book Value/Share
6.82
Dividend Rate
0.64
Payout Ratio
23.00%

Here are some Pricing Figures:


Price/Earnings
11.1
Price/Book
4.4
Price/Sales
3.5
Price/Cash Flow
9.1
Dividend Yield %
2.2
Forward Price/Earnings
10
PEG Ratio
0.9
PEG Payback (Yrs)
6.1

Here are some Trading Figures:


Last Price
28
52-Wk High
29.46
52-Wk Low
23.32
Volume
 NA
Avg Daily Vol (13 Wks)
 64.02 Mil
50-Day Moving Average
25.23
200-Day Moving Average
26.23
Volatility (beta)
1.05

Sales and Income of Microsoft (Click to enlarge)


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