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M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) Will Trade Ex-Div on 8/8/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Thursday, August 4, 10:27 AM ET
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On 8/8/11, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 8/24/11. As a percentage of MDC's recent stock price of $20.97, this dividend works out to approximately 1.19%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MDC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.:

MDC Dividend History
Date Div*
05/09/11 0.250
02/07/11 0.250
11/05/10 0.250
08/09/10 0.250
05/10/10 0.250
02/08/10 0.250
11/06/09 0.250
08/03/09 0.250
05/11/09 0.250
02/09/09 0.250
11/07/08 0.250
08/08/08 0.250
05/12/08 0.250
02/08/08 0.250
11/02/07 0.250
08/06/07 0.250
05/07/07 0.250
02/05/07 0.250
11/03/06 0.250
08/07/06 0.250
05/08/06 0.250
02/07/06 0.250
11/04/05 0.250
08/08/05 0.180
05/09/05 0.180
02/08/05 0.150
11/05/04 0.115
08/09/04 0.115
05/10/04 0.115
02/09/04 0.087
11/03/03 0.087
08/12/03 0.087
05/08/03 0.063
02/04/03 0.051
10/30/02 0.051
08/05/02 0.051
05/07/02 0.051
02/05/02 0.045
11/05/01 0.040
08/06/01 0.040
06/06/01 0.040
02/01/01 0.035
11/03/00 0.032
08/01/00 0.032
05/04/00 0.032
01/28/00 0.032
11/04/99 0.026
07/28/99 0.026
04/29/99 0.026
02/04/99 0.026
11/05/98 0.021
10/29/98 0.021
07/29/98 0.021
04/29/98 0.021
01/30/98 0.016
11/14/97 0.016
08/06/97 0.016
05/14/97 0.016
05/01/97 0.016
02/07/97 0.016
10/30/96 0.016
08/06/96 0.016
04/16/96 0.016
02/14/96 0.016
11/01/95 0.016
08/02/95 0.016
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MDC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MDC makes up 3.97% of the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund ETF (AMEX:ITB) which is trading lower by about 1.8% on the day Thursday.

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MDC operates in the General Contractors & Builders sector, among companies like D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) which is off about 2.8% today, and NVR Inc. (NYSE:NVR) trading lower by about 0.2%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MDC, versus DHI and NVR.

MDC,DHI,NVR Relative Performance Chart In Thursday trading, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.


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