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Investors occasionally use a stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' which is the technique 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.

If you are interested in buying dividends, there are many stocks in many different industries to choose from. 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.

All of the following stocks have market caps over $500 million, and yield over 1%.

  • Repsol YPF, S.A. (REP) Ex-dividend date: 1/12/2009 Yield: 7.55%
  • Solvay S.A. (OTC:SVYSY) Ex-dividend date: 1/12/2009 Yield: 7.51%
  • Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 2.76%
  • The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 3.92%
  • City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 4.13%
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 4.78%
  • Del Monte Foods Company (DLM) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 2.37%
  • IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 2.12%
  • Mid-America Apartment (NYSE:MAA) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 7.35%
  • The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE:RYL) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 3.02%
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 3.86%
  • Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) Ex-dividend date: 1/13/2009 Yield: 2.18%
  • Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 5.02%
  • Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 8.12%
  • General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 2.57%
  • Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 3.15%
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 1.60%
  • PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 2.09%
  • Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 3.33%
  • Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Ex-dividend date: 1/14/2009 Yield: 2.54%
  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Ex-dividend date: 1/15/2009 Yield: 3.97%
  • Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) Ex-dividend date: 1/15/2009 Yield: 3.33%
  • MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) Ex-dividend date: 1/15/2009 Yield: 2.38%
  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) Ex-dividend date: 1/16/2009 Yield: 1.67%

For more details on dividend definitions, check out definitions of dividend dates. If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the the High Yield Utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author does not own any of the above.

Source: High Yielding Stocks Going Ex-Dividend in Mid-January