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Sources say Microsoft (MSFT) will likely raise its dividend 19% as early as this week - a...

Sources say Microsoft (MSFT) will likely raise its dividend 19% as early as this week - a disappointment to investors who want the tech giant to share more of its $52.8B cash hoard with shareholders.
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  • Dr. V
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    Shareholders who buy stock for dividend, should keep their money, and buy a cottage on a lake, or a crappy time share in Florida. Dividends should be used as retained earnings, ie. R&D, that drives share price, see AAPL. You buy stock for share price or voting rights.
    13 Sep 2011, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • joe shmoe
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    warren buffet buys stocks for voting rights. I buy stocks with dividends because they return me a DIVIDEND I can then use to either buy more stock or use for other things. Read "dividends still don't lie".
    13 Sep 2011, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • Rhianni32
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    Each person buys stock for different reasons. When people say everyone buys for 1 reason it shows how little they know about investing.
    13 Sep 2011, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Can't they give something back and invest that money in the commonweal? Wouldn't it be stimulative to transfer, say $40 billion, to the department of Transportation to invest?

     

    Bill Gates. Are you a paper tiger?
    13 Sep 2011, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • Rhianni32
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    I have to ask these investors that are disappointed with "only" a 19% raise what exactly they were expecting? Because that 19% will carry on to the next year, the next, the next, etc. Unless they wanted 1 big special dividend but I don't see that happening with MSFT again.
    13 Sep 2011, 12:56 PM Reply Like
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