Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 21, 2013

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Mattel, Inc. ( MAT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MAT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.13% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $46.79, the dividend yield is 3.08%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MAT was $46.79, representing a -3.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.48 and a 55.19% increase over the 52 week low of $30.15.

MAT is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Hasbro, Inc. ( HAS ) and Leapfrog Enterprises Inc ( LF ). MAT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.3. Zacks Investment Research reports MAT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.21%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEZ with an increase of 20.32% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MAT at 2.54%.



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: CZA , HAS , JKG , LF , MAT , PEZ , VOE

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