Monday, November 11, 2013

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of November

 Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, many with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

Eastern Co.  (EML) 11/18/13 2.6%

Target (TGT) 11/18/13 2.7%

Harris Corp (HRS) 11/19/13 2.8%

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) 11/19/13 3.5%

LTC Properties (LTC) 11/19/13 4.4%

Carnival Corp    (CCL)    11/20/13    2.9%

Symantec Corporation    (SYMC)    11/21/13    2.7%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at or Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

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Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.


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Cuylar Conly said...

Has the extraordinary dividend declared by sears (SCC.TO) come across your radar? One time payment of $5 per share.

Stockerblog said...

Yes, this would be Sears Canada (SCC.TO), not Sears Holdings (SHLD). Sears Canada will pay a $5 per share dividend on Dec. 6, to shareholders of record Dec. 2.

Anonymous said...

is there still an ex-dividend date for the sears stock (SCC.TO)to be able to still receive the dividend to shareholders on record dec 2nd?

I am a bit confused as it talks of the due bill with that date of Dec 9th but the news bulletins didn't specifically say that there is still an ex-dividend date that you have to be a shareholder by? So, if you didn't buy the stock last week (by Nov 21) are you out of luck to get the special dividend.

Stockerblog said...

If you didn't own the stock prior to the ex-dividend date, you won't get the dividend.