Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2013

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Minerals Technologies Inc. ( MTX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MTX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 37th quarter that MTX has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of MTX was $41.97, representing a -3.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.28 and a 37.88% increase over the 52 week low of $30.44.

MTX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). MTX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.09. Zacks Investment Research reports MTX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.28%, compared to an industry average of 5.8%.

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

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

  • MSCI Germany Small Cap Index Fund (EWGS)
  • iShares MSCI EAFE Small Cap ( SCZ )
  • iShares FTSE Developed Small Cap ex-North America Index Fund ( IFSM )
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small-Mid Port ( PDN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWGS with an increase of 32.21% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MTX at 5.18%.



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: DD , DOW , IFSM , MTX , PDN , SCZ

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