20 Ex-Dividend Stocks Before Independence Day – (BMY, CGI, CLC, GD, JPM, MON, MDT, MAS, AXP, BBD, BBT, WRE, UBP, TMK, SYY, RGLD, PULB, KRG, KCAP, SLT)

  on Jul 02,2012 Posted in Dividend Ideas ,Investment Ideas
 
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The following stocks are set to go ex-dividend ahead of the Independence Day holiday. What does it mean when a share goes ex-dividend? It is a sign that an investor must buy the shares before this date to be entitled for the coming dividend payment. We picked 20 stocks having their ex-dividend dates Tuesday. It is important to know this as it can affect your decision to hold or sell a particular stock.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) maintains an annual dividend yield of 3.78% and a payout ratio of 59.82%. The stock over the last 52 weeks has been trading in a range of $25.69- $35.95. Its market capitalization stands at $60.50 billion. BMY a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of biopharmaceutical products that help patients prevail over serious diseases worldwide.

Celadon Group, Inc (NYSE:CGI) through its subsidiaries, provides transportation services between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Celadon Group, Inc has an annual dividend yield of 0.49% and keeps a payout ratio at 6.25%. The stock in the prior 52 weeks has been trading between $8.18 – $17.19. The company is valued at $373.51 billion.

CLARCOR Inc (NYSE:CLC) currently holds a yearly dividend yield of 1.00%. Its payout ratio stands at 18.66%. The stock has traded between $39.13 – $54.22 in the past 52 weeks and has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion. CLC provides filtration products, filtration systems and services, and consumer and industrial packaging products worldwide.

General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) an aerospace and defense company, provides business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. General Dynamics Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.09%. The stock in the past 52 weeks has been floating in the range of $53.95 – $75.93. The company’s market capitalization stands at $23.77 billion.

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) has an annual dividend yield of 3.36%. The stock has traded between $27.85 and $46.49 in the last 12-months. Its market capitalization is now at $136.01 billion. JPM a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers in the United States and internationally. Monsanto Company’s annual dividend yield is positive at 1.45%. The stock in the previous 52 weeks has been hovering in range of $59.89 – $83.94. The company is worth $44.16 billion.

Medtronic, Inc (NYSE:MDT) is currently valued at $39.70 billion. The company keeps its annual dividend yield positive at 2.69%. The stock in the previous 52 weeks has traded in a range of $30.18 – $40.78. MDT manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation maintains an annual dividend yield of 2.16%. The stock over the last 52 weeks has been trading in a range of $6.60- $14.68. Its market capitalization stands at $4.95 billion.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has an annual dividend yield of 1.37% and keeps a payout ratio at 17.64%. The stock in the prior 52 weeks has been trading between $41.30– $61.42. The company is valued at $66.99 billion. AXP provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services to worldwide.

Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBD) provides a range of banking and financial products and services to individuals; large, mid-sized, and small companies; and local and international corporations and institutions. Banco Bradesco SA maintains an annual dividend yield of 0.81%. The stock over the last 52 weeks has been trading in a range of $13.17- $20.84. Its market capitalization stands at $56.77 billion.

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has an annual dividend yield of 2.59% and keeps a payout ratio at 31.97%. The stock in the prior 52 weeks has been trading between $18.92 – $32.74. The company is valued at $21.55 billion. BBT operates as a financial holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients.

More stocks included in our list are Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE), Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc (NYSE:UBP), Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK), SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), Royal Gold, Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD), Pulaski Financial Corp (NASDAQ:PULB), Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG), Kohlberg Capital Corp (NASDAQ:KCAP) and Sterlite Industries India Limited (ADR) (NYSE:SLT)

 Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors alone who have no stake in any stocks mentioned, and do not plan to acquire any stake within the next 72 hours.

 



 

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