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Dividends and Stock History

American Stock Transfer, Microsoft's transfer agent, administers a direct stock purchase plan and a dividend reinvestment program for the company. To …

Why Nadella/Gates Can't Boost Microsoft's Stock Price

Microsoft stock trades 36% below where it peaked in January 2000 when Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO. On February 4, Microsoft announced that Satya Nadella would take over the CEO slot from Steve Ballmer while Bill Gates would spend a third of his time “mentoring” Nadella.<p>Is this team a …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Steve Ballmer Announces He Will Retire As CEO, Microsoft Stock Immediately Shoots Up

In a statement posted on Microsoft's website this morning, Steve Ballmer, CEO since 2000, announced that he will retire within the next 12 months. Ballmer took over the reins of the company from founder Bill Gates, and has presided over some of its most momentous changes: the introduction of Xbox, …

STOCKS CLIMB, MICROSOFT AND AMAZON GO NUTS: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,570.2, +61.0, +0.3%<br>• S&P 500: 1,759.7, +7.7 +0.4%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,943.3, +14.4, +0.3%<p>And now the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

Interesting January 2016 Stock Options for Microsoft

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Microsoft Corporation (NASD: MSFT). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the January 2016 expiration for MSFT.<p>The put …

Interesting July 2014 Stock Options for Microsoft

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Microsoft Corporation (NASD: MSFT). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the July 2014 expiration for MSFT.<p>The put …