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Are Microsoft's Dividends a 'Pittance?'

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were reelected to the board as directors by Microsoft's shareholders yesterday. They and Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein fended off some complaints that Microsoft pays out too little to its shareholders. They even fielded a question (that might have come from a Goldman Sachs analyst) about why Microsoft has not broken off and sold its core businesses.

Does Microsoft pay too little to its shareholders? Does it make sense for Microsoft to sell off its core business segments (like mobile OS software) and become more focused on...let's say Windows? Or are some shareholders just being unreasonable? Tell Doug what Microsoft should do at [email protected].
-By Kurt Mackie

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/17/2010 at 1:18 PM


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