Dividend-paying stocks have caught the eyes of investors recently. For those interested, below is a list of the S&P 500 companies with yields of 3% or more that are going ex-dividend between now and the end of September. Remember, to receive the dividend, you have to own the stock by the close of trading on the day before the ex date. You can even sell the stock on the ex date and get the dividend as long as you own it at the close the day before.
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