11 Notable Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (MSFT, AMGN, JNJ, ED, TGT)

Dividend investors are often aware of ex-dividend dates, since you must own a stock prior to the ex-dividend date to be entitled to the dividend.

For investors seeking high yield dividend stocks, or maybe just a few extra dividend dollars for Christmas, here at several notable dividend stocks going ex-dividend during the week of November 14-18.

Mattel (MAT) will be going ex-dividend on Friday, November 18. The toys and games company has a solid dividend yield close to 5%,  but has not increased its $0.38 quarterly dividend since 2013.

Southern Company (SO) will go ex-dividend on Thursday, November 17.The energy company offers a dividend yield well over 4% and typically raises its dividend payout by about 3% every year. Southern Company raised its quarterly dividend to $0.56 from the prior rate of $0.5425 per share on April 21, 2016. Southern Company is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock candidates and was recently featured as one of our top utility stocks.

Duke Energy (DUK) is going ex-dividend on Wednesday, November 16. The energy company currently offers a dividend yield over 4% and typically raises its dividend by about 3.5% annually. Duke Energy raised its regular quarterly dividend to $0.855 from the prior rate of $0.825 per share on July 12, 2016.  Duke Energy Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock and was also recently featured as one of our top utility stocks.

Valero Energy (VLO) will go ex-dividend on Friday, November 18. The oil and gas corporation has a dividend yield just over 4%, and has been increasing its dividend over the last five years by nearly 20%. The quarterly dividend was raised in March from $0.60 versus the prior year rate of $0.50 per share. Valero is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list.

L Brands (LB) will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, November 16. The apparel retailer, which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, has a dividend yield of approximately 3.6% and has been raising its dividend over the past five years. The company’s next dividend payout will be $0.60.

Target (TGT) is going ex-dividend on Monday, November 14. The retailer has a dividend yield over 3.5% and has a long history of raising dividends annually (since 1968). Over the last five years, Target has raised its dividend by 9.5% per year. Target raised its regular quarterly dividend to $0.60, a 7% increase from the prior rate of $0.56 per share. Currently, Target is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list.

Consolidated Edison (ED) will go ex-dividend on Monday, November 14. The utility company offers a dividend yield around 3.5% and has been raising its dividends continuously since 1975.  Consolidated Edison raised its dividend last January to $0.67 per share from the prior rate of $0.65 per share. Consolidated is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list and was also recently featured as one of our top utility stocks.

Amgen (AMGN) is going ex-dividend on Monday, November 14. The healthcare company offers a dividend yield close to 3% and has been raising its dividend over the last five years by 18% per year. In February, Amgen raised its quarterly dividend to a $1.00 per share, a 27 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.79 per share. Amgen is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will go ex-dividend on Friday, November 18. The healthcare company offers a dividend yield of about 2.7% and has been increasing its dividend every year since 1963. The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.80, up from the prior rate of $0.75 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) is going ex-dividend on Tuesday, November 15. The technology giant offers investors a dividend yield of about 2.5% and has been growing its dividend since 2004. Over the last five years, the dividend has climbed by an average 17% per year. It’s next dividend payout will be $0.39, up from the prior rate of $0.36 per share.  Microsoft is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list.

United Technologies (UTX) will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, November 15. The high-technology company has a dividend yield of about 2.55% and has been increasing its dividend steadily (7%) over the last five years. In April, United Technologies raised its quarterly dividend to $0.66, a 3 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.64 per share. UTX is a member of the Top 100 dividend stock list.

Company Name Dividend Yield  Current Price  Ex Dividend Date Pay Date  Payout  Our Top 100 Rank
Mattel 4.89%  $31.06 11/18/2016 12/9/2016  $0.38  N/A
Southern Company 4.41%  $50.76 11/17/2016 12/6/2016  $0.56  #69
Duke Energy 4.29%  $79.65 11/16/2016 12/16/2016   $0.855  #70
Valero Energy 4.13%  $58.14 11/18/2016 12/15/2016  $0.60  #13
L Brands 3.68%  $65.18 11/16/2016 12/2/2016  $0.60  #55
Target 3.58%  $67.05 11/14/2016 12/10/2016  $0.60  #8
Consolidated Edison 3.56%  $75.33 11/14/2016 12/15/2016  $0.67  #80
Amgen 2.89%  $138.45 11/14/2016 12/8/2016  $1.00  #10
Johnson & Johnson 2.73%  $117.05 11/18/2016 12/6/2016  $0.80  N/A
Microsoft 2.58%  $60.46 11/15/2016 12/8/2016  $0.39  #73
United Technologies 2.55% $103.37 11/16/2016 12/10/2016 $0.66 #79

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