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MasterCard Inc (MA) Will Trade Ex-Div on 10/5/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, October 3, 10:42 AM ET
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On 10/5/11, MasterCard Inc (NYSE:MA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 11/9/11. As a percentage of MA's recent stock price of $315.40, this dividend works out to approximately 0.05%.

Below is a dividend history chart for MA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.15 declared by MasterCard Inc:

MA Dividend History
Date Div*
07/06/11 0.150
04/06/11 0.150
01/06/11 0.150
10/07/10 0.150
07/01/10 0.150
04/07/10 0.150
01/06/10 0.150
10/07/09 0.150
07/08/09 0.150
04/08/09 0.150
01/07/09 0.150
10/08/08 0.150
07/09/08 0.150
04/07/08 0.150
01/09/08 0.150
10/17/07 0.150
06/29/07 0.150
04/04/07 0.150
01/10/07 0.090
10/05/06 0.090
* 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 MA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MA makes up 3.31% of the Dynamic Large Cap Growth Portfolio ETF (AMEX:PWB) which is trading lower by about 0.9% on the day Monday.

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MA operates in the Business Services & Equipment sector, among companies like Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) which is off about 0.8% today, and Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU) trading up by about 0.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MA, versus PAYX and WU.

MA,PAYX,WU Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, MasterCard Inc shares are currently off about 0.6% on the day.


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