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By Eli Inkrot

The first week of April was packed with stocks going Ex-Dividend, as 88 companies made their mark following first quarter earnings. The rest of April slows down a bit, but still provides plenty of stocks with upcoming Ex-Dividend dates (at least 124). Listed below you will find the ticker, company name, Ex-Dividend Date, Pay Date, payout amount, price and yield of these stocks. Additionally, after the table you will find commentary on a handful of these April Ex-Dividend stocks.

Stock

Company

Ex-Div

Pay

Dividend

Stock

Dividend

Symbol

Name

Date

Date

Payout

Price

Yield

ORCL

Oracle Corp

11-Apr

4-May

0.06

33.72

0.71%

ROMA

Roma Financial Corp

11-Apr

27-Apr

0.08

10.71

2.99%

RPM

RPM International

11-Apr

29-Apr

0.21

25.22

3.33%

WAYN

Wayne Savings Bancshares

11-Apr

27-Apr

0.06

8.56

2.80%

AET

Aetna

12-Apr

29-Apr

0.15

37.04

1.62%

BBY

Best Buy

12-Apr

5-May

0.15

29.99

2.00%

BWL.A

Bowl America Inc. Cl. A Com.

12-Apr

11-May

0.16

13.16

4.86%

CNBC

Center Bancorp

12-Apr

2-May

0.03

9.69

1.24%

GG

Goldcorp

12-Apr

26-Apr

0.034

53.19

0.77%

HSC

Harsco Corp

12-Apr

16-May

0.205

36.07

2.27%

PBHC

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. Com

12-Apr

29-Apr

0.03

10.2

1.18%

POT

Potash Corp

12-Apr

5-May

0.07

58.95

0.47%

STEI

Stewart Enterprises

12-Apr

28-Apr

0.03

8.2

1.46%

ABT

Abbott Labs

13-Apr

16-May

0.48

50.49

3.80%

ACN

Accenture plc

13-Apr

13-May

0.45

54.84

1.64%

AEC

Associated Estates Realty Corp

13-Apr

2-May

0.17

16.09

4.23%

AFG

American Financial Group

13-Apr

25-Apr

0.1625

35.95

1.81%

ALG

Alamo Group

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.06

28.15

0.85%

AP

Ampco Pitts Corp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.18

27.16

2.65%

ARR

ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Com

13-Apr

28-Apr

0.12

7.66

18.80%

BELFB

Bel Fuse Inc.

13-Apr

2-May

0.07

21.31

1.31%

BFS

Saul Centers

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.36

43.12

3.34%

BKE

Buckle Inc.

13-Apr

27-Apr

0.2

44.55

1.80%

BONT

Bon-Ton Stores Inc Com.

13-Apr

2-May

0.05

15.03

1.33%

CAC

Camden National Corp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.25

36.87

2.71%

CBRL

Cracker Barrel

13-Apr

5-May

0.22

48.45

1.82%

CHCO

City Holdings

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.34

35.93

3.79%

CNSL

Consolidated Communications Holdings

13-Apr

1-May

0.38738

18.67

8.30%

ECOL

U.S. Ecology Inc.

13-Apr

22-Apr

0.18

18.13

3.97%

EGAS

Gas Natural Inc. Com

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.045

11.58

4.66%

EOG

EOG Resources

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.16

114.66

0.56%

FCX

Freeport McMoran

13-Apr

1-May

0.25

57.44

1.74%

FL

Foot Locker

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.165

20.63

3.20%

FRD

Friedman Industries

13-Apr

13-May

0.11

10.15

4.34%

GLDC

Golden Enterprises, Inc. Com

13-Apr

27-Apr

0.03125

3.2

3.91%

IEX

Idex Corp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.17

44.67

1.52%

IPHS

Innophos Holdings

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.25

46.96

2.13%

JEF

Jefferies Group, Inc. Com

13-Apr

16-May

0.075

24.71

1.21%

KED

Kayne Anderson Energy Development

13-Apr

28-Apr

0.31

19.8

6.26%

KWR

Quaker Chemical

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.235

40.06

2.35%

LNCR

Lincare Holdings

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.2

30.47

2.63%

MAA

Mid-American Apartment Communities

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.6275

63.46

3.96%

MEI

Methode Electronics

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.07

12.37

2.26%

MGRC

McGrath RentCorp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.23

27.03

3.40%

MORN

Morningstar

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.05

58.31

0.34%

MVO

MV Oil Trust Tr Units

13-Apr

25-Apr

0.82

40.57

6.66%

NWFL

Norwood Financial Corp. Com

13-Apr

2-May

0.29

27.79

4.17%

OXM

Oxford Industries

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.13

34.2

1.52%

OZRK

Bank of the Ozarks

13-Apr

22-Apr

0.18

44.87

1.60%

PBIP

Prudential Bancorp of Pennsylvania

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.05

7.19

2.78%

RGCO

RGC Resources, Inc. Com

13-Apr

1-May

0.34

34.45

3.95%

RYL

Ryland Group

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.03

16.25

0.74%

SBR

Sabine Royalty Trust

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.434

63.04

3.83%

SCI

Service Corp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.05

11.55

1.73%

SJR

Shaw Communications

13-Apr

28-Apr

0.0766

21.45

4.29%

SSFN

Stewardship Financial Corp. Com

13-Apr

2-May

0.05

5.76

3.47%

TK

Teekay Corp

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.31625

36.96

3.42%

TRN

Trinity Industries

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.08

37.06

0.86%

WDFC

WD-40 Co.

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.27

40.9

2.64%

WSO

Watsco Inc.

13-Apr

29-Apr

0.57

72.1

3.16%

YUM

Yum Brands

13-Apr

6-May

0.25

49.42

2.02%

ZEP

Zep Inc.

13-Apr

2-May

0.04

17.48

0.92%

AYI

Acuity Brands

14-Apr

2-May

0.13

60.91

0.85%

CE

Celanese Corp

14-Apr

2-May

0.05

46.44

0.43%

GGG

Graco Inc.

14-Apr

4-May

0.21

44.41

1.89%

HOTT

Hot Topic

14-Apr

2-May

0.07

5.87

4.77%

MOV

Movado Group

14-Apr

29-Apr

0.03

13

1.54%

PNC

PNC Financial

14-Apr

5-May

0.35

63.49

2.21%

VALE

Compania Vale Do Rio

14-Apr

6-May

0.368

33.67

1.77%

WERN

Werner Enterprises

14-Apr

3-May

0.05

26.26

0.76%

BAP

Credicorp Ltd.

15-Apr

13-May

1.95

103.42

1.89%

CCU

Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A.

15-Apr

4-May

0.4727

58.59

1.45%

REXI

Resource America

15-Apr

29-Apr

0.03

6.41

1.87%

LOW

Lowe's

18-Apr

4-May

0.11

26.6

1.65%

PVX

Provident Energy Trust

18-Apr

13-May

0.045

9.1

5.93%

SHLM

A.Schulman Inc.

18-Apr

2-May

0.155

25.33

2.45%

TI

Telecom Italia

18-Apr

28-Apr

0.593

15.45

3.84%

WST

West Pharma Services

18-Apr

4-May

0.17

45.35

1.50%

APA

Apache Corp

19-Apr

23-May

0.15

128.79

0.47%

CMTL

Comtech Telecommunications

19-Apr

20-May

0.25

29.63

3.37%

CVS

CVS Caremark

19-Apr

3-May

0.125

35.47

1.41%

CWH

CommonWealth REIT

19-Apr

24-May

0.5

25.51

7.84%

HRL

Hormel Foods

19-Apr

15-May

0.1275

27.84

1.83%

LTC

LTC Properties

19-Apr

29-Apr

0.14

29.06

5.78%

MAIN

Main Street Capital Corp Com

19-Apr

16-May

0.13

18.74

8.32%

PKI

PerkinElmer, Inc.

19-Apr

13-May

0.07

26.71

1.05%

RRD

RR Donnelley

19-Apr

1-Jun

0.26

19.54

5.32%

TNP

Tsakos Energy

19-Apr

28-Apr

0.15

10.84

5.54%

KALU

Kaiser Aluminum

20-Apr

13-May

0.24

49.47

1.94%

MCS

Marcus Corp

20-Apr

16-May

0.085

11.41

2.98%

WPO

Washington Post

20-Apr

6-May

2.35

448.46

2.10%

CL

Colgate-Palmolive

21-Apr

16-May

0.58

81.56

2.84%

RY

Royal Bank of Canada

21-Apr

24-May

0.5

62.86

3.18%

CALM

Cal-Maine Foods

25-Apr

12-May

0.47

29.45

6.38%

CASC

Cascade Corp

25-Apr

12-May

0.2

49.63

1.61%

CLX

Clorox Co.

25-Apr

13-May

0.55

70.17

3.14%

WSM

Williams Sonoma

25-Apr

24-May

0.17

42.55

1.60%

AMN

Ameron Inc.

26-Apr

17-May

0.3

68.4

1.75%

EPIQ

Epiq Systems

26-Apr

19-May

0.035

14.8

0.95%

LFC

China Life Insurance Company Ltd.

26-Apr

N/A

0.8027

58.43

2.34%

BAM

Brookfield Asset Management

27-Apr

31-May

0.13

32.01

1.62%

BK

Bank of New York Mellon

27-Apr

10-May

0.13

30.42

1.71%

CAG

ConAgra Foods

27-Apr

1-Jun

0.23

23.78

3.87%

NI

NiSource

27-Apr

20-May

0.23

19.08

4.82%

NWN

Northwest Natural Gas

27-Apr

13-May

0.435

45.63

3.81%

PETM

PetSmart

27-Apr

13-May

0.125

42.03

1.19%

PSEC

Prospect Capital Corporation

27-Apr

31-May

0.1012

11.77

10.32%

SCHL

Scholastic Corp

27-Apr

15-Jun

0.1

27.05

1.48%

SKT

Tanger Factory Outlet

27-Apr

13-May

0.2

25.28

3.16%

SVT

Servotronics, Inc. Com.

27-Apr

20-May

0.15

8.67

1.73%[

TYC

Tyco International

27-Apr

25-May

0.22

47.12

1.87%

ATLO

Ames National Corp. Cdt.-Com.

28-Apr

16-May

0.13

18.92

2.75%

BMO

Bank of Montreal

28-Apr

26-May

0.7

65.36

4.28%

CASY

Casey's General Stores

28-Apr

16-May

0.135

39.72

1.36%

CAW

CCA Industries

28-Apr

2-Jun

0.07

5.9

4.75%

CRR

Carbo Ceramics

28-Apr

16-May

0.2

135.55

0.59%

FSC

Fifth Street Finance

28-Apr

31-May

0.1066

13.16

9.72%

HAS

Hasbro Inc.

28-Apr

16-May

0.3

47.29

2.54%

LCUT

Lifetime Brands

28-Apr

16-May

0.025

12.65

0.79%

PAYX

Paychex

28-Apr

16-May

0.31

32.2

3.85%

STX

Seagate Technology

28-Apr

1-Jun

0.18

14.69

4.90%

UTL

Unitil Corp

28-Apr

16-May

0.345

24.26

5.69%

ARMH

ARM Holdings plc

29-Apr

31-May

0.074

28.62

0.43%

CV

Central Vermont Public Service

29-Apr

13-May

0.23

23.14

3.98%

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has long been deemed a “dividend champion” having increased its dividend for 39 straight years. Recently this global health care manufacturer raised its quarterly dividend from $.44 to $.48, a 9% increase. The 65% payout ratio appears to be in line and the 3.8% current yield is definitely enticing. Moreover, ABT has been able to grow its dividend by an average of about 10% for the last 5 years. A strong mix of an above average current yield and solid growth prospects should put this company on anyone’s short list. ABT goes Ex-Dividend on April 13th and is payable on May 16th.

Buckle Inc. (NYSE:BKE) doesn’t appear to be in the same league as sustainable dividend champion ABT. This casual apparel retailer sports a current yield of just 1.8%. But, payments have been increasing since 2003 albeit haphazardly. The real trouble comes in with the 115% payout ratio and the recent downgrade by KeyBanc Capital Markets from “buy” to “hold”. So why mention the April 13th Ex-Dividend date? BKE has paid a special dividend at the end of each of the last 3 years, totaling $2.50, $2.00 and $2.20. This represents a huge increase over its quarterly $.20 payout and shows that the board isn’t afraid to return value to the shareholders when they can (The 43% insider stake doesn’t hurt either). BKE might not be a big income turn on today, but keep a lookout if the financials get better by year end.

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) is somewhat new to the dividend scene, but has already earned the title of “dividend challenger” having increased its payouts for 7 straight years. True, it faces tough competition from McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) and Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN), but YUM’s diversified holdings of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver do offer a quick bite that’s outside of the burger realm. The 2% current yield doesn’t scream income, but the 32% 5 year dividend growth rate does yell growth opportunity. The 42% payout ratio suggests both sustainability and the ability to keep growing with emerging markets. YUM also goes Ex-Dividend on April 13th.

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) is one of the most stable dividend payers, having increased their payout for each of the last 48 years. The 2.8% current yield is reasonable and the 5 year dividend growth of 13% justifies its value in the future. This major consumer products company recently bumped up its quarterly dividend by 9% to $.58 and has an Ex-Dividend date of April 21st. The 54% payout ratio appears to be balanced, as CL has steady increased dividends while recently acquiring higher margin Sanex in Europe.

Getting in by the Ex-Dividend Date can be enticing, but remember that dividends will already be priced into the stock price. Picking companies should be based on future prospects and individual investment strategies; not on the idea of a quick payout.

Which April Ex-Dividend stocks do you like?

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 124 High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend in April