| Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. Co. provides a range of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide software, services, platforms, content, solution support and consulting services. Co. also delivers relevant online advertising. Co.'s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Co. also designs and sells devices, including personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. The MSFT stock yearly return is shown above.
The yearly return on the MSFT stock yearly return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2013 for the given stock.
When performing this calculation it is important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annual return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
One way to factor dividends into the return is simply to count them as cash — we don't do
that here. Instead, our website aims to empower investors
by performing the MSFT annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).