5 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (April 15-19)

5 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (April 15-19)

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Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates

Below we highlight 5 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of April 15-19, 2013:

1. GoldcorpGOLDCORP

Goldcorp Inc. (GG) is set to trade ex-dividend on Tuesday, April 16. The gold mining company offers a dividend yield of 1.90% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $31.56 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 5 cents per share. The stock is down -14.01% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates GG as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.0 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Foot LockerFOOT LOCKER

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 17. The athletic footwear and apparel retailer offers a dividend yield of 2.37% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $33.76 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 20 cents per share. The stock is up +5.11% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates FL as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Hormel FoodsHORMEL FOODS

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) is set to trade ex-dividend on Thursday, April 18. The multinational food manufacturer offers a dividend yield of 1.67% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $40.64 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 17. The stock is up +30.21% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates HRL as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. CVS CaremarkCVS CAREMARK LOGO

CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 19. The health care services and retail store operator offers a dividend yield of 1.58% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $56.96 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 22.5 cents per share. The stock is up +17.81% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates CVS as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Colgate-PalmoliveCOLGATE PALMOLIVE

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 19. The consumer products maker offers a dividend yield of 2.30% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $118.27 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 68 cents per share. The stock is up +13.13% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates CL as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

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