Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 05, 2013

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Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 09, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $533.25, the dividend yield is .45%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $533.25, representing a -2.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $546.90 and a 36.77% increase over the 52 week low of $389.90.

MA is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Visa Inc. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). MA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $21.94. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.3%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MA Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MA as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG )
  • Power Shares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio ( PWC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Technology ( PTF )
  • PowerShares Value Line Industry Rotation Portfolio (PYH)
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYF with an increase of 13.57% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of MA at 3.39%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: EBAY , IYF , IYG , MA , PTF , PWC , V

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