April 04, 2013 at 14:00 PM EDT
10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (April 8-12)

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 8-12, 2013:

1. The GapGAP

The Gap Inc. (GPS) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 8. The apparel retailer, which operates The Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy, offers a dividend yield of 1.66% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $36.04 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 15 cents per share. The stock is up 16.11% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates GPS as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. VerizonVERIZON

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 8. The New York-based telecom giant offers a dividend yield of 4.20% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $48.99 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 51.5 cents per share. The stock is up 13.22% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates VZ as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. General MillsGENERAL MILLS

General Mills Inc. (GIS) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 8. The consumer food products maker, known for its Cheerios, Progresso Soup, and Fruit Roll-Ups brands, offers a dividend yield of 3.15% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $48.27 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 33 cents per share. The stock is up 19.42% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates GIS as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. AT&TAT&T

AT&T Inc. (T) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 8. The Dallas-based telecom gaint offers a dividend yield of 4.83% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $37.28 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 45 cents per share. The stock is up 10.59% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates T as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Darden RestaurantsDARDEN RESTAURANTS

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 8. The restaurant operator, famous for its Red Lobster, Oliver Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse chains, offers a dividend yield of 3.95% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $50.61 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 50 cents per share. The stock is up 12.29% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates DRI as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

6. AetnaAETNA

Aetna Inc. (AET) is set to trade ex-dividend on Tuesday, April 9. The health care benefits company offers a dividend yield of 1.47% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $54.43 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 20 cents per share. The stock is up 17.53% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates AET as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Whole Foods MarketWHOLE FOODS

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 10. The supermarket chain, which specializes in natural and organic foods, offers a dividend yield of 0.96% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $83.23 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 20 cents per share. The stock is down 8.70% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates WFM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

8. Yum! BrandsYUM!

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 10. The fast-food restaurant company, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, offers a dividend yield of 1.98% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $67.54 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 33.5 cents per share. The stock is up 1.72% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates YUM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

9. AccentureACCENTURE

Accenture plc (ACN) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 10. The management consulting firm offers a dividend yield of 2.11% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $76.60 and the company’s semi-annual dividend payout of 81 cents per share. The stock is up 15.19% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates ACN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

10. AbbVieABBVIE

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) is set to trade ex-dividend on Thursday, April 11. The pharmaceutical products maker offers a dividend yield of 3.94% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $40.57 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 40 cents per share. The stock is up 18.76% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates ABBV as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 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.

Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here