Expanding its program for returning capital to shareholders, Microsoft late Tuesday said its board voted to both boost its quarterly dividend and adopt a new share repurchase program.
Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend rate by 11%, to 62 cents from 56 cents. It was the 12th straight year that the company has boosted its quarterly payout following its September board meeting. The new rate gives the company a yield of 0.8%. The hike follows increases of 10% last year and 11% in 2019.
The company also announced a new $60 billion stock repurchase program, with no specific expiration date.
Microsoft also said its board has appointed President Brad Smith to the added role of vice chair. “This reflects the unique leadership role that Brad plays for the company, our board of directors and me, with governments and other external stakeholders around the world,” Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella said in a statement.
Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: Pacific American Income Shares, Inc.(PAI)
Western Asset Income Fund (the Fund) is a closed-end diversified investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide current income through investment in a diversified portfolio of debt securities. Its secondary investment objective is capital appreciation. Western Asset Income Fund seeks to invest at least 75% in debt securities rated within the four highest grades, and in government securities, bank debt, commercial paper, cash or cash equivalents, and up to 25% in other fixed-income securities, convertible bonds, convertible preferred and preferred stock. It seeks to invest not more than 25% of its assets in securities restricted as to resale.
Western Asset Income Fund’s portfolio includes corporate bonds and notes, Yankee bonds, and the United States Government and Agency obligations. The Fund invests in various industries, including aerospace and defense, airlines, automobiles, commercial banks, diversified financial services, diversified telecommunication services, electric utilities, healthcare providers and services, media, and oil, gas and consumable fuels. The Fund’s investment advisors are Western Asset Management Company and Western Asset Management Company Limited.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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Maker (MKR) traded down 2.8% against the dollar and now trades at $662.44 or 0.16972011 BTC. IOStoken (IOST) traded down 0.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0396 or 0.00000526 BTC. THETA (THETA) traded down 2.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00003297 BTC. Aurora (AOA) traded up 28.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0164 or 0.00000420 BTC. Pundi X (NPXS) traded down 3.5% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0006 or 0.00000016 BTC. IOST (IOST) traded down 3.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0078 or 0.00000200 BTC. Huobi Token (HT) traded 6.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.79 or 0.00045840 BTC. Project Pai (PAI) traded up 69.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0608 or 0.00001557 BTC. MCO (MCO) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $4.39 or 0.00068464 BTC. Oyster (PRL) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.51 or 0.00008001 BTC.
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PCHAIN (CURRENCY:PAI) traded down 1.2% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on August 19th. PCHAIN has a market cap of $12.30 million and approximately $1.53 million worth of PCHAIN was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, PCHAIN has traded 9.6% lower against the dollar. One PCHAIN token can now be bought for about $0.0281 or 0.00000432 BTC on major exchanges including Bilaxy, Hotbit, DDEX and DEx.top.
Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. The company also offers compliance, treasury, fund administration, underwriting, and distribution services to mutual fund companies. It serves mutual funds, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Diamond Hill wholesales its products to financial intermediaries, including independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, investment consultants, and third party marketing firms. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
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MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2023: Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.(NSM)
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., incorporated on May 9, 2011, provides servicing, origination and transaction based services principally to single-family residences throughout the United States. The Company operates through three segments: Servicing, Originations and Xome. The Company provides residential loan services in the United States. The Company also operate an integrated residential loan origination platform that is primarily focused on customer retention. Its Xome subsidiary offers an array of complementary services related to the purchase and disposition of residential real estate.
The Company provides residential mortgage services in the United States conducting operations through its Nationstar Mortgage and Champion Mortgage brands. Servicing primarily involves loan administration, payment processing, mortgage escrow account administration, collection of insurance premiums, response to homeowner inquiries, loss mitigation solutions, including loan modifications and supervision of foreclosures and property dispositions on behalf of the owners of the loans. Its servicing portfolio can be segregated as components, including mortgage servicing rights (MSRs)-Fair Value, subservicing and MSRs-lower of cost or market (LOCOM). MSRs-Fair Value consists of rights that the Company owns and records as assets to service traditional residential mortgage loans for others either as a result of a purchase transaction or from the sale and securitization of loans it originates. Subservicing consists of forward residential mortgage loans it services on behalf of others who are MSR or mortgage owners. MSRs-LOCOM consists of rights to service reverse residential mortgage loans, owned by Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and private investors.
The Company originates residential mortgage loans through both the Greenlight Financial Services (Greenlight) and Nationstar Mortgage brands. The Company primarily markets mortgage products to existing servicing customers and customers of homebuilders, as well as participate in the correspondent market.
Xome is a residential real estate services and technology company created to perfect the residential real estate transaction experience for consumers and real estate professionals (including brokers and agents) through service offerings. Xome consists of approximately three business units, including Xome Exchange, a platform that manages and sells residential properties; Xome Services, which connects the major touch points of the real estate transactions process by providing title, valuation, settlement and closing services to consumer and financial institutions, and Xome Technology and Support, which provides connectivity for the entire residential real estate market through technology development, data analytics and customer relationship management tools. Xome Exchange services include traditional non-distressed sales, real estate owned (REO) auctions, short sales and foreclosure trustee sales. Xome Services includes Title365 branded offerings. Xome Technology contains a set of businesses, including Real Estate Digital (multiple listing service (MLS) data and broker tools), Quantarium (data analytics), GoPaperless (e-signature platform), Xome Signings (notary services), Cerulean (digital marketing) and Xome Labs (product/technology development incubation lab).
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News coverage about Nationstar Mortgage (NYSE:NSM) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nationstar Mortgage earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.8354214982419 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NYSE:NSM) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 10,391 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $182,000.