Moody's Corporation (MCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 16, 2013

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Moody's Corporation ( MCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 16, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MCO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $66.68, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MCO was $66.68, representing a -0.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.70 and a 96.93% increase over the 52 week low of $33.86.

MCO is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American Express Company ( AXP ) and Discover Financial Services ( DFS ). MCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.1. Zacks Investment Research reports MCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.76%, compared to an industry average of 18.2%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PFI with an increase of 16.73% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MCO at 2.63%.



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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