Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 07, 2013

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Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $669.06, the dividend yield is .36%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $669.06, representing a -3.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $695.01 and a 49.55% increase over the 52 week low of $447.38.

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 $24.22. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 18.65%, compared to an industry average of 6.2%.


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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTF with an increase of 9.25% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of MA at 3.49%.



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 , IYG , MA , PTF , V

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