Microsoft Corp. MSFT,
announced that it will raise its dividend by about 10% on Tuesday to 56 cents per share. share from 51 cents per. shares. Microsoft shares rose about 0.5% in after-sales trading after the announcement. The stock got a bigger boost last week when Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss predicted that the tech giant would increase its dividend by 10% or more in the coming days to push its implied dividend yield back above 1%. Microsoft also revealed that it will hold a virtual annual shareholders̵
has returned 6.2%.