Moody's Corporation ( MCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MCO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MCO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $91.7, the dividend yield is 1.22%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MCO was $91.7, representing a -3.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $95 and a 45.67% increase over the 52 week low of $62.95.
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 $4.25. Zacks Investment Research reports MCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.9%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MCO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MCO as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOT with an increase of 3.53% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MCO at 1.21%.