Meredith Corporation (MDP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2014

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Meredith Corporation ( MDP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4325 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MDP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.13% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of MDP was $44.96, representing a -16.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.84 and a 26.47% increase over the 52 week low of $35.55.

MDP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as News Corporation ( NWSA ) and Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ). MDP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.6. Zacks Investment Research reports MDP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -7.33%, compared to an industry average of 2.3%.

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

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

  • PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of 5.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MDP at 1.56%.



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: MDP , NWSA , GCI , PEY

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