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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Thursday, March 5

Shauna O'Brien Mar 04, 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 on Thursday, March 5.

1. Dunkin Brands (DNKN)

Dunkin Brands (DNKN ) offers a dividend yield of 2.30% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $46.11 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 26.5 cents. The stock is up 8% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates DNKN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Waste Management (WM)

Waste Management (WM ) offers a dividend yield of 2.79% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $55.18 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 38.5 cents. The stock is up 7% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates WM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Eaton Corp (ETN)

Eaton Corp (ETN ) offers a dividend yield of 3.12% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $70.44 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. The stock is up 4% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates ETN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Ross Stores (ROST)

Ross Stores (ROST ) offers a dividend yield of 0.89% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $105.54 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 23.5 cents. The stock is up 12% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates ROST as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Sotheby’s (BID)

Sotheby’s (BID ) offers a dividend yield of 0.94% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $42.49 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 10 cents. The stock is down 1.6% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates BID as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.0 stars out of 5 stars.

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