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Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, April 8

Shauna O'Brien Apr 07, 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 4 big-name stocks going ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 8.

1. Kraft Foods (KRFT)

Kraft (KRFT ) offers a dividend yield of 2.48% based on Monday’s closing price of $88.76 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. The stock is up 42% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates KRFT as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Verizon (VZ)

Verizon (VZ ) offers a dividend yield of 4.43% based on Monday’s closing price of $49.63 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. The stock is up 6% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates VZ as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

3. AT&T (T)

AT&T (T ) offers a dividend yield of 5.63% based on Monday’s closing price of $33.33 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 47 cents. The stock is down 1% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates T as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Intuit (INTU)

Intuit Inc. (INTU ) offers a dividend yield of 1.02% based on Monday’s closing price of $97.85 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 25 cents. The stock is up 6% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates INTU as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. General Mills (GIS)

General Mills (GIS ) offers a dividend yield of 3.10% based on Monday’s closing price of $56.74 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 44 cents. The stock is up 9% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates GIS as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

6. Whole Foods Market (WFM)

Whole Foods Market (WFM ) offers a dividend yield of 1.00% based on Monday’s closing price of $52.03 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 13 cents. The stock is up 3% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates WFM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Darden Restaurants (DRI)

Darden Restaurants (DRI ) offers a dividend yield of 3.31% based on Monday’s closing price of $66.55 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. The stock is up 14% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates DRI as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

8. Yum Brands (YUM)

Yum Brands (YUM ) offers a dividend yield of 2.06% based on Monday’s closing price of $79.73 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 41 cents. The stock is up 10% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates YUM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

9. Accenture (ACN)

Accenture (ACN ) offers a dividend yield of 1.94% based on Monday’s closing price of $95.69 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of $1.02. The stock is up 7% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates ACN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

10. Morningstar (MORN)

Morningstar (MORN ) offers a dividend yield of 1.02% based on Monday’s closing price of $74.31 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 19 cents. The stock is up 15% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates MORN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

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