NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) is tomorrow, April 4, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $429.78 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%. The average volume for MasterCard has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $41.59 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. MasterCard Incorporated, a payments and technology company, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 19.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full MasterCard Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.