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Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 07, 2013

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%.

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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