Reminder - Masco (MAS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/8/14, Masco Corp. ( MAS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.075, payable on 2/10/14. As a percentage of MAS's recent stock price of $23.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MAS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Masco Corp.:

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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 MAS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MAS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Masco Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MAS's low point in its 52 week range is $17.12 per share, with $23.36 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.93.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MAS makes up 3.14% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Masco Corp. shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.

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