7 Notable Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (MRK, PSA, M, TIF)

For dividend investors, ex-dividend dates are important since you most own a stock before its ex-dividend date to qualify for the dividend.

Next week, there are several big-name stocks going ex-dividend.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, December 13. The pharmaceutical company currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.47 and has a dividend yield of 3.10%. The company has been raising its dividend since 2012 and typically increases its dividend by about 2% a year. Merck ranks 64 on our our Top 100 Dividend Stocks list.

Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) is going ex-dividend on Monday, December 12. The self storage real estate investment trust (REIT) currently pays a quarterly dividend of $2.00 and offers a dividend yield of 3.75%. The company has been increasing its dividend consecutively since 2010 by an average of 20% each year. Public Storage currently ranks 9 on our Top 100 Dividend Stocks list.

Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M) will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, December  13. The department store retailer currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.3775 and has a dividend yield of about 3.60%.  The company has been raising its dividend every year since 2011, and typically offers significant raises. Macy’s ranks 24 on our Top 100 Dividend Stocks list.

Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is going ex-dividend on Monday, December 12. The technology company offers a quarterly dividend of $0.1327 and has a dividend yield of 3.40%. The company has been boosting its dividend every year since 2011, typically increasing its dividend by about 10%.

Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIAB) will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, December 13. The media company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.20 and has a dividend yield of about 2.20%. The company lowered its dividend from $0.40 earlier this year to free up cash and to pay down its debt. Viacom ranks 53 on our Top 100 Dividend Stocks list.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is going ex-dividend on Friday, December 16. The jewelry company currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.45 and has a dividend yield of approximately 2.15%. The company has been increasing  its dividend each year since 2010. It typically raises its dividend by about 15%.

Nasdaq Inc (NYSE: NDAQ) will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, December 14. The exchange currently offers a quarterly dividend of $0.32 and has a dividend yield around 2%. The company has been increasing its dividend every year since 2013.

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