Microsoft Yields Above 3% on Quarterly Dividend and 2 More Heavily Traded Stocks to Follow
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $30.61
Dividend Channel reports that in Tuesday trading, Microsoft shares were yielding above 3 percent, based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to 92 cents), with the stock trading as low as $30.38 on the day. It is especially important for investors to look at dividends, as they have provided a large share of the stock market’s total return, over time.
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF): Current price $8.01
On Tuesday, the corporation reported that its net income rose in the first quarter as it reserved less money to cover losses from loans. Regions said that its net income after dividends skyrocketed by 76 percent when compared year-over-year. Also, the bank reported a much smaller provision for loan losses, and its results from 2012 also included a loss of $40 million arising from discontinued operations. Beyond that, Regions reported that its net income increased to $325 million, or 23 cents per share, from $185 million, or 11 cents per share.
Dell (NASDAQ:DELL): Current price $13.09
Dell has been awarded a 2013 Confirmit Achievement in Customer Excellence Award, demonstrating the firm’s long-term commitment to providing unequaled customer service to its world customer base. The Confirmit ACE Awards program commemorates outstanding achievement in customer, employee, and/or partner satisfaction. Dell earned the Confirmit ACE Award based on its positive customer feedback in regards to their support experiences.