Late Tuesday, Microsoft (MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend by $0.03 to $0.16, and said it...


Late Tuesday, Microsoft (MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend by $0.03 to $0.16, and said it would borrow up to $6B in short- and long-term debt, saying the move "reflects our commitment to returning capital to our shareholders and our confidence in the long-term growth of the company" - which it has done to the tune of $170B over the last 10 years.

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  • youngman442002
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    Gates is a Democrat....he has cash in Europe and elsewhere..but to bring it back he will have to pay taxes...so borrow money to pay a dividend...crazy...to me its just crazy..
    22 Sep 2010, 07:40 AM Reply Like
  • Anjum
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    The $ 6B borrowing isnt to pay dividends ... rather, its for its share repurchase program.
    22 Sep 2010, 08:19 AM Reply Like
  • citizenleung
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    Microsoft is borrowing at historically low rates to reduce float. That's smart business.

     

    What does being a Republican or Democrat have to do with this, anyway?
    22 Sep 2010, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • Trader DMA
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    Wow.

     

    now that's what i call a huge dividend.
    22 Sep 2010, 07:46 AM Reply Like
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