• The logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

    The logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (Copyright Reuters 2016)

  • The logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

    The logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Microsoft launches $40 billion buyback program, raises dividend

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Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it would buy back up to $40 billion as a part of a new share repurchase program and raised its dividend by 8 percent.

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The company raised its dividend to 39 cents per share, up 3 cents from the previous quarter.

Microsoft's shares were up 1 percent at $57.41 in extended trading on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)