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Merck Leads 212 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

There are 212 stocks going ex-dividend this week, starting Monday, December 12. For income investors looking to generate more income as part of a dividend capture strategy, a stock must be purchased one day before the ex-dividend date to capture the dividend payout. This would make the individual a shareholder of record and would entitle the investor to be paid the dividend on the payable date.

These 212 stocks include seven Dividend Aristocrats that are going ex-dividend.

Key Insights

There are 15 major stocks going ex-dividend next week, out of a total of 212. You can get a complete explanation of the ex-dividend date, record date, payment date and declaration date here. This information can help to broaden your understanding of the dividend capture strategy.

With our Advanced Screening tool, you can delve into companies going ex-dividend based on 16 parameters, such as ex-dividend date range, market cap, dividend frequency and our proprietary DARS rating, which could help you in your dividend capture strategy.

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Dividend Aristocrats

Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have consecutively increased their dividends for more than 25 years. These stocks are prime candidates for the dividend capture strategy because they are low beta due to their being perceived as “blue chip” by the markets.

The following Dividend Aristocrats are going ex-dividend this week:

Find out which Dividend Aristocrats went ex-dividend last week here.

More Resources

You can also find an updated list of companies that recently announced changes in their payout policies, along with their ex-dividend dates, in our Dividend Payout Changes Announcement tool.

Stay up to date with the highest yielding stocks and their latest ex-dividend dates on our High Dividend Yield Stocks by Yield page.