On September 20, 2022, Microsoft (MSFT) declared a $0.68 per share quarterly dividend, up 9.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share. Last year MSFT hiked its dividend by 10.7%.
This marks 20 consecutive years of dividend increases by the technology company. The dividend is payable Dec. 8, 2022, to shareholders of record on Nov. 17, 2022. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 16, 2022.
Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The company develops, licenses, and supports software products, services and devices. The company's products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Microsoft also manufactures devices, including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.The company offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content. Microsoft also provides solution support and consulting services and delivers relevant online advertising to a global audience. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and has paid a dividend every year since 2003.