Win 8 sales weak, Surface dismal, MSFT phone makes them no money, nor does Surface.
Departure from PC is hurting Office sales.
They are turning into an Enterprise company like IBM. Thats the only solid profit sector and Oracle chips away at that each Q.
Not hard to understand. Want to attract investors to MSFT, and raise the stock price? Offer a decent dividend is the only way, or breakup the company...way too big and bloated to be a growth company anymore, and has been that way for a long time now.