For dividend investors, ex-dividend dates are important since you most own a stock before its ex-dividend date to qualify for the dividend.
Next week, there are several big-name stocks going ex-dividend.
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) will go ex-dividend on Tuesday, December 13. The pharmaceutical company currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.47 ........
Disclosure: I am/we are long MRK, PSA.