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Stock News: 6 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Friday, August 21

Rupert Hadlow Aug 20, 2015

Ex-dividend dates are pertinent to dividend investors as one must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more details, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates.

1. Hershey Company

Hershey Company (HSY ) offers a dividend yield of 2.53% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $92.08 and pays a dividend of $2.33. The stock is down 17.31% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Hershey Company as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.0 (sector average is 3.9).

2. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ ) offers a dividend yield of 3.02% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $99.31 and pays a dividend of $3. The stock is down 9.30% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Johnson & Johnson as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.5 (sector average is 4.0).

3. Snap-On

Snap-On (SNA ) offers a dividend yield of 1.25% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $169.48 and pays a dividend of $2.12. The stock is down 0.71% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Snap-On as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.0 (sector average is 3.8).

4. Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial (PRU ) offers a dividend yield of 2.65% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $87.70 and pays a dividend of $2.32. The stock is down 7% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Prudential Financial as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.0 (sector average is 3.6).

5. Delek US Holdings

Delek US Holdings (DK ) offers a dividend yield of 1.75% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $34.22 and pays a dividend of $0.60. The stock is down 16.84% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Delek US Holdings as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.0 (sector average is 3.7).

6. Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Materials (VMC ) offers a dividend yield of 0.41% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $96.80 and pays a dividend of $0.40. The stock is down 2.63% from its 52-week high. Dividend.com currently rates Vulcan Materials as “Neutral”, with a DARS™ rating of 3.1 stars out of 5 stars and a dividend reliability of 4.0 (sector average is 3.8).

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