Investors in Microsoft haven’t had much to smile about this year with shares down 27% so far. Investors in haven’t had much to smile about this year with shares down 27% so far. The company declared another hike in the dividend by almost near to 10%, that too once every three months. Since the capitulation of the dividend is just 1%, the rise in the dividend by 10% could be preferable for the inflation rate going on currently that is near to 8%.
Historically, the company Microsoft has increased the rate of dividend every year since last 10-12 years. The first dividend in the financial year 2004 was $0.08 per share, increased up till $8.4 per share