|Bid||252.55 x 2900|
|Ask||252.59 x 3100|
|Day's range||251.17 - 254.30|
|52-week range||175.68 - 263.19|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.79|
|PE ratio (TTM)||34.40|
|Earnings date||20 Jul 2021 - 26 Jul 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.24 (0.89%)|
|Ex-dividend date||19 May 2021|
|1y target est||289.71|
Don't underestimate a small dividend payout. A growing company may allocate only a small amount of excess cash to reward shareholders, but as it expands over time and profit margins grow, the dividend payment can add up to exponential growth. Three companies that should continue to grow their dividends for years to come are Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED), and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).
Microsoft is about to further establish its AI pedigree with its $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance Communications. This deal will especially boost Microsoft's AI presence in healthcare. Microsoft claims the No. 2 spot in the cloud market with a 20% market share, according to Synergy Research Group.
These three business segments will be exciting to watch as this industry giant continues to dominate and expand.