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If you are looking for dividend buys, here are some stocks going ex-dividend during the last half of July. Most of the following stocks have a PE below 20, all have PEG ratios below 2.5, and yields over 2.5%.

  • First Defiance Financial (FDEF) 7/9/2008 Yield: 6.62% P/E: 8 PEG: 0.99
  • Horizon Financial Corp (OTCPK:HRZB) 7/9/2008 Yield: 9.22% P/E: 4 PEG: 0.36
  • West Coast Bancorp (WCBO) 7/9/2008 Yield: 6.62% P/E: 13 PEG: 1.23
  • Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) 7/9/2008 Yield: 3.52% P/E: 21 PEG: 1.12
  • Washington Federal Inc. (WFSL) 7/9/2008 Yield: 4.75% P/E: 12 PEG: 1.47
  • BB&T Corporation (BBT) 7/9/2008 Yield: 7.78% P/E: 8 PEG: 1.09
  • Ennis, Inc. (EBF) 7/9/2008 Yield: 4.11% P/E: 9 PEG: 0.90
  • Capital Bank Corporation (CBKN) 7/10/2008 Yield: 3.72% P/E: 13 PEG: 1.42
  • Gevity HR, Inc. (GVHR) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.90% P/E: 22 PEG: 2.45
  • Heritage Financial Corporation (HFWA) 7/11/2008 Yield: 6.08% P/E: 9 PEG: 0.69
  • Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) 7/11/2008 Yield: 11.86% P/E: 6 PEG: 0.56
  • Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.82% P/E: 12 PEG: 0.96
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.45% P/E: 14 PEG: 0.79
  • Watsco, Incorporated (WSO) 7/11/2008 Yield: 4.36% P/E: 19 PEG: 1.31
  • Abbott Laboratories (ABT) 7/11/2008 Yield: 2.65% P/E: 22 PEG: 1.79
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONT) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.87% P/E: 16 PEG: 0.89
  • City Holding Company (CHCO) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.49% P/E: 13 PEG: 1.80
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR) 7/11/2008 Yield: 3.52% PE: 12 PEG: 0.83
  • McGrath RentCorp (MGRC) 7/14/2008 Yield: 3.33% P/E: 14 PEG: 0.89
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) 7/15/2008 Yield: 3.71% P/E: 16 PEG: 0.91
  • WD-40 Company (WDFC) 7/15/2008 Yield: 3.69% P/E: 15 PEG: 1.59
  • CBRL Group, Inc. (CBRL) 7/16/2008 Yield: 3.46% P/E: 7 PEG: 0.70
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RY) 7/22/2008 Yield: 4.66% P/E: 12 PEG: 1.58
  • Spartech Corporation (SEH) 7/22/2008 Yield: 5.89% P/E: 28 PEG: 2.37
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) 7/23/2008 Yield: 2.59% P/E: 11 PEG: 0.99
  • The Clorox Company (CLX) 7/24/2008 Yield: 3.04% PE: 17 PEG: 1.57
  • Zenith National Insurance Corp. (ZNT) 7/29/2008 Yield: 5.59% PE: 6 PEG: 1.27
  • Lifetime Brands, Inc. (LCUT) 7/30/2008 Yield: 3.35% P/E: 36 PEG: 2.41
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO) 7/30/2008 Yield: 6.94% P/E: 11 PEG: 2.30

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of buying dividends, you should check out the article on dividend buying. Also check out the list of dividend definitions.

Disclosure: The author does not own any of the above.

Source: July's Top Dividend Buys