March 27, 2013 at 14:00 PM EDT
10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (April 1-5)

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 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of April 1-5, 2013:

1. TD Banktd bank

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 1. The Canadian financial services company offers a dividend yield of 3.90% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $83.06 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 81 cents per share. The stock is down 2.05% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates TD as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Raytheonraytheon

Raytheon Company (RTN) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 1. The defense contractor offers a dividend yield of 3.81% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $57.81 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 55 cents per share. The stock is up 10.83% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates RTN as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Comcastcomcast

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 1. The entertainment and communications company offers a dividend yield of 1.88% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $41.47 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 19.5 cents per share. The stock is up 38.3% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates CMCSA as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Guess?guess

Guess, Inc. (GES) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 1. The fashion apparel maker offers a dividend yield of 3.19% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $25.05 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 20 cents per share. The stock is down 21.82% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates GES as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.1 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Rent-A-Centerrent-a-center

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) is set to trade ex-dividend on Tuesday, April 2. The rent-to-own operator offers a dividend yield of 2.27% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $36.99 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 21 cents per share. The stock is up 4.43% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates RCII as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

6. Bristol Myers Squibbbristol myers squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 3. The pharmaceutical company offers a dividend yield of 3.44% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $40.68 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 35 cents per share. The stock is up 23.42% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates BMY as “Recommended” with a DARS™ of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Monsantomonsanto

Monsanto Company (MON) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 3. The agricultural products maker offers a dividend yield of 1.45% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $103.79 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 37.5 cents per share. The stock is up 32.32% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates MON as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stats.

8. Syscosysco

Sysco Corporation (SYY) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 3. The wholesale food distributor offers a dividend yield of 3.20% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $35.00 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 28 cents per share. The stock is up 17.29% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates SYY as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

9. JPMorgan Chasejpmorgan chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 3. The financial services giant offers a dividend yield of 3.13% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $48.64 and the company’s quarterly dividned payout of 30 cents per share. The stock is up 7.71% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates JPM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

10. Mastercardmastercard

Mastercard Inc. (MA) is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 5. The credit card company offers a dividend yield of 0.45% based on Tuesday’s closing price of $535.47 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 60 cents per share. The stock is up 26.29% over the past year. Dividend.com currently rates MA as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 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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