10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Jan 28-Feb 1)

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. Below are 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of January 28-February 1, 2013.

1. Ford

Ford Motor Company  (F) is set to trade ex-dividend on January 28. The Michigan-based automobile manufacturer has a 2.88% dividend yield based on Wednesday’s closing price of $13.88. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates Ford as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P.  (KMP) has an ex-dividend date of January 29. The pipeline transportation and energy storage company has a 5.82% dividend yield based on Wednesday’s closing price of $88.66. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of $1.29 per share. Dividend.com currently rates KMP as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

3. ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc.  (CAG) has an ex-dividend date of January 29. The packaged foods producer, known for its Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice and Orville Redenbacher’s brands, offers a dividend yield of 3.14% based of Wednesday’s closing price of $31.83. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates CAG as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated  (TXN) has an ex-dividend date of January 29. The technology components maker has a dividend yield of 2.54% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $33.08. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 21 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates TXN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Pfizer

Pfizer Inc.  (PFE) is set to trade ex-dividend on January 30. The pharmaceutical company has a dividend yield of 3.60% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $26.65. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates PFE as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

6.  Coca-Cola Bottling

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated  (COKE) has an ex-dividend of January 30. The bottling company, which distributes and markets primarily Coca-Cola beverages, has a dividend yield of 1.54% based of Wednesday’s closing price of $64.97. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates COKE as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

7. TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.  (AMTD) is set to trade ex-dividend on January 30. The online brokerage company has a 1.93% dividend yield based on Wednesday’s closing price of $18.63. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 9 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates AMTD as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

8. Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company  (WFC) has an ex-dividend date of January 30. The San Francisco-based multinational financial services giant offers a dividend yield of 2.86% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $34.95. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates WFC as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

9. Citigroup

Citigroup Inc.  (C) has an ex-dividend date of January 31. The New York-based financial services giant has a dividend yield of 0.09% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $42.02.  The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share. Dividend.com currently rates Citi as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.0 stars out of 5 stars.

10. Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley  (MS) is set to trade ex-dividend on February 1. The financial services company, focused in investment banking, offers a dividend yield of 0.88% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $22.67. The company will be paying a quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share. Dividend.com currently rates MS 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.

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