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How would an investor account for the receipt of a cash dividend from Microsoft?

Microsoft Corp. announced its dividend for the first quarter of 2016 on December 2, 2015. The press announcement on December 2, 2015, read: “Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share. The dividend is payable March 10, 2016, to shareholders of record on Feb. 18, […]

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How would an investor classify an Anheuser-Busch 5 year, 2.65% bond it intends to hold to maturity?

With over 200 beer brands, Anheuser-Busch InBev is the largest beer company in the world (source: Wikipedia.) Its brands include Budweiser, Labatt Blue, Rolling Rock, and Michelob. Anheuser-Busch is in the process of buying SABMiller.  Its purchase of SABMiller will add several beer brands to the Anheuser-Busch portfolio, including Coors and Miller. To finance its […]

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