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By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, August 15, 10:42 AM ET
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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
Date Div*
05/18/11 0.140
02/16/11 0.115
11/17/10 0.105
08/18/10 0.105
05/18/10 0.105
02/17/10 0.105
11/18/09 0.100
08/18/09 0.100
05/18/09 0.100
02/18/09 0.100
11/18/08 0.100
08/18/08 0.100
05/16/08 0.100
02/15/08 0.100
11/16/07 0.080
08/16/07 0.080
05/16/07 0.080
02/15/07 0.080
11/16/06 0.070
08/16/06 0.070
05/17/06 0.070
02/15/06 0.070
11/16/05 0.055
08/17/05 0.055
05/25/05 0.028
11/17/04 0.037
08/18/04 0.037
05/18/04 0.037
02/18/04 0.037
11/18/03 0.022
08/18/03 0.022
05/16/03 0.022
02/18/03 0.022
11/18/02 0.022
08/16/02 0.022
05/16/02 0.022
02/26/02 0.022
11/16/01 0.022
08/16/01 0.022
05/16/01 0.022
02/22/01 0.022
11/16/00 0.022
* 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.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MCO makes up 2.57% of the Dynamic Financial Sector Portfolio ETF (NASDAQ:PFI) which is trading up by about 2.2% on the day Monday.

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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.

MCO,PAYX,NLSN Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Moody's Corp. shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.


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