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7 Generous Dividend Stocks Giving Big Cash Back to Shareholders

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MicrosoftNew185 7 Generous Dividend Stocks Giving Big Cash Back to ShareholdersTech giant Microsoft (MSFT) has been in the news for some unfortunate missteps lately, including troubles with its mobile line and the recent departure of long-time CEO Steve Ballmer.

But dividend investors can have confidence in the generosity of MSFT in good times and bad. Although Microsoft has a relatively short history of dividends and buybacks, its track record is quite impressive.

Right now MSFT yields almost 3%, paying out 28 cents a quarter for about $9.35 billion in annual dividends.

Microsoft also is a stock buyback leader, authorizing $40 billion this year to replace a previous $40 billion authorization. Across the last decade, Microsoft has repurchased about $110 billion in MSFT stock.

There’s no guarantee that stock buybacks alone can prop up the company if it continues to struggle evolving in a post-PC age … but if you’re in MSFT because of the income potential, have confidence in the generosity of Microsoft.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/11/7-generous-blue-chip-dividend-stocks/.

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