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If you want to try the 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, there are many stocks to choose from. This technique generally works only in bull markets.

When you buy dividends, there are many stocks in many different sectors 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.

  • Ameren Corporation (AEE) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 6.10%
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 1%
  • Amphenol Corporation (APH) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 0.20%
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp (BNI) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 2.60%
  • Forward Air Corporation (FWRD) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 1.70%
  • Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 1.10%
  • The Laclede Group, Inc. (LG) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 3.80%
  • Southern Copper Corporation (PCU) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 3.50%
  • Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 3%
  • TELUS Corporation (TU) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 6.10%
  • UMB Financial Corporation (UMBF) Ex-dividend date: 3/9/09 Yield: 1.80%
  • Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) Ex-dividend date: 3/10/09 Yield: 7%
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) Ex-dividend date: 3/10/09 Yield: 4.10%
  • Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) Ex-dividend date: 3/10/09 Yield: 2.30%
  • Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 3.80%
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 0.40%
  • Airgas, Inc. (ARG) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 2%
  • The Black & Decker Corporation (BDK) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 7%
  • BRE Properties, Inc. (BRE) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 10.80%
  • BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 4.80%
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 2.30%
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 4.50%
  • Comerica Incorporated (CMA) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 1.30%
  • The Corporate Executive Board (EXBD) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 11.50%
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 2.00%
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 4.30%
  • New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 3.40%
  • Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 2.60%
  • Smith International, Inc. (SII) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 2.30%
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 4.40%
  • United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 7.20%
  • UniFirst Corporation (UNF) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 0.60%
  • Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 3.70%
  • XL Capital Ltd. (XL) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 11.30%
  • NYSE Euronext (NYX) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 7%
  • KBR, Inc. (KBR) Ex-dividend date: 3/11/09 Yield: 1.50%
  • BJ Services Company (BJS) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 2.10%
  • Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 1.10%
  • CAE, Inc. (CGT) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 1.80%
  • EnCana Corporation (ECA) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 4.20%
  • Equity Residential (EQR) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 9.90%
  • First Citizens BancShares Inc. (FCNCA) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 1.10%
  • Mercury General Corporation (MCY) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 8.30%
  • Nalco Holding Company (NLC) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 1.20%
  • Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 1.40%
  • T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 4.10%
  • UGI Corporation (UGI) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 3.20%
  • Huntsman Corporation (HUN) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 17.80%
  • Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) Ex-dividend date: 3/12/09 Yield: 3.40%
  • AMETEK, Inc. (AME) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 0.90%
  • Gamco Investors Inc. (GBL) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 0.40%
  • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 3.70%
  • The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (MW) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 2.60%
  • Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 3.40%
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 1.80%
  • Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI) Ex-dividend date: 3/13/09 Yield: 4.20%

If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. For more details on dividend definitions, check out definitions of dividend dates. Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

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

Source: Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Mid-March