Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates.
Below we highlight 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend on Monday, December 23.
Altria Group Inc (MO) offers a dividend yield of 5.02% based on Thursday's closing price of $38.22 and the company's quarterly dividend payout of 48 cents. The stock is up 22% year-to-date. Dividend.com currently rates MO as “Recommended” with a DARS™ rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.