For dividend investors, ex-dividend dates are important, since you must own a stock before its ex-dividend date in order to be entitled to the dividend payout.
While next week is somewhat of a slow week for ex-dividend dates due to Thanksgiving on Thursday and an early market close on Friday, there are still opportunities to take advantage of a few stocks going ex-dividend.
Here are some of the biggest stock’s going ex-dividend during the week of November 21-25.
Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, November 22. The cruise operator currently has a dividend yield of approximately 2.80% and pays a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share. The company last raised its dividend
in April 2016 by 17% from $0.30 per share. Carnival will pay its dividend on December 16.
Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)
is going ex-dividend on Monday, November 21. The chocolate producer has a dividend yield of about 2.5% and pays a quarterly payout of $0.6180 per share. In July, the company announced that it increased its dividend
by 6% from $0.583 per share. Hershey has been increasing its dividend every year since 2010. It will pay its next dividend on December 15.
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, November 23. The resort company currently has a dividend yield of about 2.9% and pays a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. Since 2010, the company has boosted its dividend annually, by about 20% per year. Last March, the company raised its dividend by 19% from $0.42 per share. It will pay its next dividend on December 12.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE:SMG) is going ex-dividend on Tuesday, November 22. The agricultural chemical company currently offers a dividend yield of 2.35% and pays a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. The company has been continuously raising its dividend since 2010 and last boosted its dividend in August from $0.47 per share. The dividend will be paid on December 9.
HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, November 23. The petroleum company currently offers a dividend yield of about 5% and a has a quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share. The company has been holding its dividend steady, with its last increase in the beginning of 2015. The dividend will be paid on December 16.