McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 22, 2013

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McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ( MHP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MHP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -88.8% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of MHP was $46.02, representing a -21.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.62 and a 9.52% increase over the 52 week low of $42.02.

MHP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Pearson, Plc ( PSO ) and Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL ). MHP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.53. Zacks Investment Research reports MHP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.82%, compared to an industry average of -5.5%.


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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio ( PXMV )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Growth Index Fund ( IWP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMV with an increase of 11.85% over the last 100 days. PEZ has the highest percent weighting of MHP at 2.73%.



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: IWP , MHP , PEZ , PSO , PWB , PXMV , SCHL

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