On 8/17/11, Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.14, payable on 9/10/11. As a percentage of MCO's recent stock price of $32.07, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%.
Below is a dividend history chart for MCO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Moody's Corp.:
MCO Dividend History
* 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 MCO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
MCO operates in the Business Services & Equipment sector, among companies like Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) which is up about 0.7% today, and Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN) trading up by about 2.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MCO, versus PAYX and NLSN.
In Monday trading, Moody's Corp. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.
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