Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), one of the world's leading technology companies, has recently announced its upcoming dividend payment. As a prominent player in the financial analytics and trading industry, it is essential to understand the implications of this announcement for investors. In this article, we will delve into the details surrounding Microsoft's dividend payment, including the dividend amount, important dates, and the significance of the ex-dividend date.
On June 8, 2023, Microsoft is scheduled to pay a dividend of $0.68 per share. This payout serves as a reward to shareholders for their investment in the company. Dividends are typically distributed by mature and financially stable companies to share their profits with stockholders.
The dividend's record date and ex-dividend date are vital factors to consider when planning to invest in Microsoft stock. The record date for the upcoming dividend is also June 8, 2023, which means that investors must be registered as shareholders on or before this date to be eligible for the dividend payment.
However, the ex-dividend date, which is set as May 17, 2023, holds more significance for investors. The ex-dividend date is typically set a few business days before the record date. Investors who purchase Microsoft shares on or after the ex-dividend date will not receive the upcoming dividend payment. Instead, the dividends will be retained by the seller. On the other hand, investors who purchase the stock before the ex-dividend date will be entitled to receive the dividend.
The ex-dividend date plays a crucial role in determining the timing of investments and their potential returns. It is important to note that the market price of a stock often adjusts downward on the ex-dividend date to reflect the dividend payout. This downward adjustment compensates for the value of the dividend that will not be received by new investors.
Investors seeking to capture the dividend payment should plan their purchases accordingly. To be eligible for the dividend, it is necessary to buy Microsoft shares before the ex-dividend date of May 17, 2023. By doing so, investors ensure they will receive the upcoming dividend payout on June 8, 2023.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for MSFT turned positive on May 25, 2023. Looking at past instances where MSFT's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 53 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on April 26, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on MSFT as a result. In of 94 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where MSFT advanced for three days, in of 339 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 370 cases where MSFT Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The RSI Indicator has been in the overbought zone for 1 day. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
The Stochastic Oscillator entered the overbought zone. Expect a price pull-back in the foreseeable future.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where MSFT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
MSFT broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 25, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 89, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. MSFT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (12.706) is normal, around the industry mean (31.441). P/E Ratio (36.101) is within average values for comparable stocks, (167.548). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.446) is also within normal values, averaging (4.103). Dividend Yield (0.008) settles around the average of (0.033) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (11.990) is also within normal values, averaging (71.038).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows