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Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 07, 2015

Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 08, 2015. Shareholders who purchased MA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 45.45% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $87.03, the dividend yield is .74%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $87.03, representing a -6.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $93 and a 26.72% increase over the 52 week low of $68.68.

MA is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( BABA ) and Visa Inc. ( V ). MA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.09. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 10.05%, compared to an industry average of 14%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to MA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have MA as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG )
  • iShares U.S. Financial ETF ( IYF )
  • AdvisorShares Global Echo ( GIVE )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB )
  • First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ( FXO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is GIVE with an increase of 6.25% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of MA at 3.82%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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