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10 Big Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Feb 16-20)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 12, 2015

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 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of February 16-20.

1. Microsoft

Microsoft (MSFT ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 17. The software company offers a dividend yield of 2.93% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $42.38 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 31 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MSFT as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. General Electric

General Electric (GE ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 19. The conglomerate offers a dividend yield of 3.71% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $24.77 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 23 cents. Dividend.com currently rates GE as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 20. The drug company offers a dividend yield of 2.79% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $100.38 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 70 cents. Dividend.com currently rates JNJ as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. L Brands

L Brands (LB ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 18. The specialty retailer offers a dividend yield of 2.14% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $93.53 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 50 cents. The company will also pay a special dividend of $2.00. Dividend.com currently rates LB as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Mattel

Mattel (MAT ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 17. The toy maker offers a dividend yield of 5.64% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $26.93 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 38 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MAT as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

6. Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines (DAL ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 18. The airline offers a dividend yield of 0.80% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $44.98 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 9 cents. Dividend.com currently rates DAL as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Moody’s Corp

Moody’s Corp (MCO ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 18. The ratings company offers a dividend yield of 1.40% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $97.30 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 34 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MCO as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

8. Scotts Miracle-Gro

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 20. The lawn and garden care company offers a dividend yield of 2.69% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $67.03 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 45 cents. Dividend.com currently rates SMG as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

9. Carnival

Carnival (CCL ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 18. The cruise ship company offers a dividend yield of 2.27% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $44.07 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 25 cents. Dividend.com currently rates CCL as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

10. Diebold

Diebold (DBD ) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 18. The security systems company offers a dividend yield of 3.43% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $33.56 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 28.75 cents. Dividend.com currently rates DBD as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.1 stars out of 5 stars.

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