Stocks Going Ex-Dividend The Third Week Of August

by: Stockerblog


Many stocks are going ex-dividend next week.

Use the "buying dividend" strategy.

High returns are possible with short-term holdings.

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called "Buying Dividends," also commonly referred to as "Dividend Capture." This is the process 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, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid using it during bear markets.

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 on or after the ex-date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex-dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend-paying companies, lots with stocks with market caps over $500 million and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

Consolidated Edison ED 8/17/2015 4.2%
Target TGT 8/17/2015 2.8%
Gladstone Investment GAIN 8/18/2015 7.8%
Gladstone Commercial GOOD 8/18/2015 9.5%
Macerich Company (REIT) MAC 8/18/2015 3.3%
Microsoft MSFT 8/18/2015 2.7%
Maxim Integrated Products MXIM 8/18/2015 3.5%
Thomson Reuters TRI 8/18/2015 3.6%
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation APC 8/19/2015 7.3%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.)

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

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

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.