Mastercard Incorporated (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 07, 2013 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for February 08, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased MA stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that MA has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $510.27,
representing a 0% decrease from the 52 week high of $510.27 and a
51.75% increase over the 52 week low of $336.26.
MA is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes
companies such as Visa Inc. (
) and eBay Inc. (
). MA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $17.23. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.57%, compared to an
industry average of 14.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core Portfolio (
- Power Shares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of
15.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of MA at 3.5%.