Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, January 7 (VZ, T, More)

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, January 7 (VZ, T, More)

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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 eight big-name stocks going ex-dividend on Wednesday, January 7.

1. Verizon

Verizon (VZ) offers a dividend yield of 4.72% based on Monday’s closing price of $46.57 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. Dividend.com currently rates VZ as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

2. AT&T

AT&T (T) offers a dividend yield of 5.6% based on Monday’s closing price of $33.55 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 47 cents. Dividend.com currently rates T as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Intuit, Inc.

Intuit Inc. (INTU) offers a dividend yield of 1.1% based on Monday’s closing price of $90.85 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 25 cents. Dividend.com currently rates INTU as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. American Express

American Express (AXP) offers a dividend yield of 1.15% based on Monday’s closing price of $90.56 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 26 cents. Dividend.com currently rates AXP as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. MasterCard

MasterCard (MA) offers a dividend yield of 0.77% based on Monday’s closing price of $83.27 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 16 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MA as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

6. Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company (MON) offers a dividend yield of 1.67% based on Monday’s closing price of $117.31 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 49 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MON as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants (DRI) offers a dividend yield of 3.79% based on Monday’s closing price of $57.99 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents. Dividend.com currently rates DRI as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

8.. Morningstar

Morningstar (MORN) offers a dividend yield of 1.18% based on Monday’s closing price of $64.22 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 19 cents. Dividend.com currently rates MORN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.