10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (April 22-26)

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 22-26, 2013:

1. Lowe’sLowe's

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 22. The home improvement retailer offers a dividend yield of $1.70 based on Wednesday’s closing price of $37.59 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 16 cents per share. The stock is up +5.83% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates LOW as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. CloroxClorox

The Clorox Company (CLX) is set to trade ex-dividend on Monday, April 22. The consumer and cleaning products maker offers a dividend yield of 2.89% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $88.51 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 64 cents per share. The stock is up +20.88% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates CLX as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Anheuser-BuschAnheuser Busch

Anheuser-Busch InBev  (BUD) is set to trade ex-dividend on Tuesday, April 23. The  Belgium-based brewer, known for its flagship Budwesier, Stella Artois, and Beck’s  brands, offers a dividend yield of 2.28% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $96.74 and the company’s annual dividend payout of $2.21 per share. The stock is up +10.67% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates BUD as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Williams-SonomaWilliams Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.  (WSM) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 24. The home products retailer offers a dividend yield of 2.38% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $52.06 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 31 cents per share. The stock is up +18.94% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates WSM as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Procter & GambleProcter and Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company  (PG) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 24. The consumer products maker offers a dividend yield of 3.05% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $79.06 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 60.15 cents per share. The stock is up +16.45% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates PG as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

6. Tyco InternationalTyco

Tyco International Ltd  (TYC) is set to trade ex-dividend on Wednesday, April 24. The electronic security and alarm systems maker offers a dividend yield of 2.05% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $31.17 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 16 cents per share. The stock is up +6.56% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates TYC as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

7. Bank of New York MellonBNY Mellon

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation  (BK) is set to trade ex-dividend on Thursday, April 25. The New York-based financial services company offers a dividend yield of 2.21% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $27.19 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 15 cents per share. The stock is up +5.8% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates BK as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

8. ConAgraConagra

ConAgra Foods, Inc.  (CAG) is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 26. The packaged foods company, known for the Chef Boyardee, Orville Redenbacher’s, and Hebrew National brands, offers a dividend yield of 2.83% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $35.33 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 25 cents per share. The stock is up +19.76% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates CAG as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

9. Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated  (TXN) is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 26. The technology components maker offers a dividend yield of 3.27% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $34.21 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 28 cents per share. The stock is up +10.75% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates TXN as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

10. Eaton VanceEaton Vance

Eaton Vance Corp  (EV)  is set to trade ex-dividend on Friday, April 26. The investment management firms offers a dividend yield of 2.09% based on Wednesday’s closing price of $38.28 and the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 20 cents per share. The stock is up +20.19% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates EV as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

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