MasterCard Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/7/14, MasterCard Inc ( MA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.11, payable on 8/8/14. As a percentage of MA's recent stock price of $76.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.11 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 0.58% 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 $56.70 per share, with $84.748 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $76.48.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MA makes up 5.44% of the PowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio ETF ( PFI) which is trading higher by about 0.7% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, MasterCard Inc shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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