Mastercard Incorporated (MA) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 09, 2019. Shareholders who purchased MA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 32% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $236.06, the dividend yield is .56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $236.06, representing a -0.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $237.08 and a 40.56% increase over the 52 week low of $167.94.
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 $5.6. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 16.5%, compared to an industry average of 13.9%.
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)
- Invesco DWA Financial Momentum ETF (PFI)
- Invesco Russell Top 200 Pure Growth ETF (PXLG)
- iShares U.S. Financial ETF (IYF)
- Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF (SPHQ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PFI with an increase of 6.25% over the last 100 days. IYG has the highest percent weighting of MA at 7.39%.
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