Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 07, 2014

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Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 83.33% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $830.81, representing a -1.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $839.38 and a 63.87% increase over the 52 week low of $507.

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 $25.32. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 19.56%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MA Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Technology ( PTF )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF )
  • AdvisorShares EquityPro ETF ( EPRO )
  • AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 11.14% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MA at 4.11%.



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 , EPRO , IYF , IYG , MA , PTF , V

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