8 Stocks To Go Ex-dividend On July 25, 2012
While making any investment, reasonable growth and return are two very key elements we should consider. For investment in the stock market, the growth can be the growth of a company we have invested in. Usually, the return should be in form of dividend for a longer term investment.
Ex-dividend date is the first trading day when a seller has a right to claim the most recent dividend instead of the buyer of the stock. Normally, it is two business days prior to record date. An ‘X’ or ‘XD’ marking in newspaper listings represents stocks that have gone ex-dividend. Once the date of record is set by the company, the exchange operators fix the XD date. So if you buy a stock on or following its XD date, you will not receive the upcoming dividend. Instead, the seller will be the one to receive the dividend.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE:WSM) maintains an annual dividend yield of 2.52% and a payout ratio of 33.54%. The stock over the last 52 weeks has been trading in a range of $27.90 – $40.76. Its market capitalization stands at $1.09 billion.
Western Refining, Inc (NYSE:WNR) has an annual dividend yield of 2.52% and keeps a payout ratio at 33.54%. The stock in the prior 52 weeks has been trading between $11.17 – $25.76. The company is valued at $2.12 billion.
Tyco International Ltd (NYSE:TYC) currently holds a yearly dividend yield of 1.94%. The stock has traded between $37.39 – $57.75 in the past 52 weeks and has a market capitalization of $23.90 million.
Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The stock in the past 52 weeks has been floating in the range of $30.93 – $51.44. The company’s market capitalization stands at $3.75 billion.
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has an annual dividend yield of 1.72%. The stock has traded between $29.14 and $55.05 in the last 12-months. Its market capitalization is now at $13.05 billion.
ConAgra Foods, Inc (NYSE:CAG)’s annual dividend yield is positive at 4.00%. The stock in the previous 52 weeks has been hovering in range of $22.20 – $27.34. The company is worth $9.97 billion.
AAR Corp (NYSE:AIR) is currently valued at $547.48 million. The company keeps its annual dividend yield positive at 2.20%. The stock in the previous 52 weeks has traded in a range of $10.00 – $31.49.
PetSmart, Inc (NASDAQ:PETM) currently holds a yearly dividend yield of 0.98%. The stock has traded between $37.76 – $69.97 in the past 52 weeks and has a market capitalization of $7.29 billion.
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.