Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 07, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for February 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MA has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of MA was $510.27, representing a 0% decrease from the 52 week high of $510.27 and a 51.75% increase over the 52 week low of $336.26.
MA is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Visa Inc. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). MA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $17.23. Zacks Investment Research reports MA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.57%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MA Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to MA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund ( IYG )
- PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core Portfolio ( PYH )
- Power Shares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio ( PWC )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index Fund ( IYF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 15.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MA at 3.5%.