MA Ex-Dividend Reminder - 1/7/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/7/14, MasterCard Inc (MA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $1.10, payable on 2/10/14. As a percentage of MA's recent stock price of $835.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.13%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.10 declared by MasterCard Inc:

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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 0.53% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MasterCard Inc 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MA's low point in its 52 week range is $501.00 per share, with $839.38 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $834.86.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MA makes up 4.17% of the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG) which is trading up by about 0.4% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, MasterCard Inc shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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