Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 19, 2013

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Microchip Technology Incorporated ( MCHP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.353 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MCHP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.28% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of MCHP was $36.77, representing a -1.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.43 and a 27.14% increase over the 52 week low of $28.92.

MCHP is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Intel Corporation ( INTC ) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited ( TSM ). MCHP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.72. Zacks Investment Research reports MCHP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -8.53%, compared to an industry average of 11%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF ( XSD )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DON with an increase of 7.46% over the last 100 days. XSD has the highest percent weighting of MCHP at 2.5%.



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: DON , INTC , MCHP , TSM , XSD

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